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Jussi Björling In Concert


Jussi Björling In Concert

Live at Carnegie Hall — Plus Opera Duets

Catalogue Number: ALC1007
Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 75:32


“Björling was sadly underused as a concert singer; recordings of renowned recitals such as that here offer glimpses of his musicianship even in unfamiliar territory…included(also) are extracts taken from his two most successful complete opera recordings: Manon Lescaut and II Trovatore, as well as his famous Pearl Fisher’s Duet: after many decades they are still considered benchmark performances.”
— ©James Murray

  • 1-16: Carnegie Hall Recital, 1955
  • Adelaide (Beethoven); Frühlingsglaube (Schubert); Die Forelle
  • (The Trout) (Schubert); Ständchen (Schubert): Die böse Farbe (Schubert):
  • Traum durch die Dämmerung (R.Strauss); Cäcilie (R.Strauss);
  • Ständchen (Brahms); Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni: Mozart):
  • Amor ti vieta (Fedora:Giordano); Flower Song:(Carmen: Bizet)
  • Dream Song: Le Reve (Manon:Massenet); Ideale (Tosti);
  • È lucevan le stelle (Tosca:Puccini); L’alba separa della luce ombra (Tosti);
  • I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Foster)
  • Frederic Schauwecker, piano
  • 17-23: Duets, arias and songs with various orchestras
  • Ah! Manon, mi tradisce (Manon Lescaut) with Licia Albanese
  • Presto in fila…No! Pazzo son! (Manon Lescaut) with Franco Calabrese
  • Deserto sulla terra (Il Trovatore) with Leonard Warren
  • Di qual tera luce..Ah! si ben mio (Il Trovatore) with Zinka Milanov
  • Di quella pira (Il Trovatore) with The Robert Shaw Chorale
  • Au fond du temple saint (Les Pecheurs des Perles) with Robert Merrill
  • For You Alone (Geehl)
  • Because (d’Hardelot)