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One of the top two

Bjorling/de los Angeles & Bergonzi/Tebaldi are both benchmark recordings. I only wish Bjorling and Tebaldi had made the recording together. I have always owned these two albums for over 50 years. There is no way to compare the 2 tenors or the 2 sopranos; each has a unique approach to their role. There are many great recordings made after these, but they were never bettered. I know the average modern collector of opera wants stereo and opulent sound; but if you want great singing, try these .

Amazing

I am not the world's expert on classical music, but you will not be disappointed in any way. From NPR comes this: In 1956, English conductor Thomas Beecham happened to be in New York with time on his hands, and sort of on a hunch, the EMI folks said, "Let's make a recording." It could only have happened in New York, and probably only in the 1950s.

The results really do speak for themselves: experience, love of the music and the kind of harmony among the participants — the great tenor Jussi Bjorling, soprano Victoria de los Angeles and baritone Robert Merrill — that is rare on the stage, and especially rare in recordings.

Biography

Born: February 5, 1911 in Stora Tuna, Sweden

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s

Johann Jonatan Björling was born in Stora Tuna, Sweden, on February 5, 1911. His father, David Björling, was also a tenor. He, his father, and two brothers (Johann Olof [1909-1965]; and Karl Gustav [1912-1957] made tours beginning in 1916 as the Björling Male Quartet. The three boys went by the nicknames "Jussi, Olle, and Gösta." All three brothers, and even their younger brother Karl David ("Kalle," [1917-1875]) had singing careers. The Björling Male Quartet toured the United States from 1919 to...
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Top Albums and Songs by Jussi Björling

La Bohème, Jussi Björling
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