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Jussi Bjoerling In Memoriam

09/04/10 1:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

(Jussi Bjoerling, 1946)
Our annual Jussi Bjoerling In Memoriam program explores the career of the great tenor and his family.

Playlist

1:00pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:01pm

Till Havs
Composer: Gustaf Nordqvist
Ensemble: Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

1:05pm

Summer Joy
Composer: Anonymous
Soloists: Jussi Björling, alto ; Olle Björling, alto ; Gösta Björling, alto
CD/Album: Jussi Olle Gösta Björling
Record co./Cat #: SR 1354/5 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1980
 
 

1:08pm

My Childhood Home
Composer: Paul Dresser
Soloists: Jussi Björling, alto ; Olle Björling, alto ; Gösta Björling, alto
CD/Album: Jussi Olle Gösta Björling
Record co./Cat #: SR 1354/5 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1980
 
 

1:12pm

The Fourth Psalm
Composer: Gunar Wennerberg
Soloists: Jussi Björling, alto ; Olle Björling, alto ; Gösta Björling, alto
CD/Album: Jussi Olle Gösta Björling
Record co./Cat #: SR 1354/5 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1980
 
 

1:17pm

Torna a Surriento
Composer: Ernesto De Curtis
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:20pm

Romeo et Juliette: "Ah! Lève-toi soleil"
Composer: Charles Gounod
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:23pm

Rigoletto: "Questo o quella"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:26pm

Aeneas in Carthage: Aneas's Act V aria
Composer: Joseph Martin Kraus
Ensemble: Stockholm Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Lars-Erik Larsson
Soloists: Gösta Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Olle Gösta Björling
Record co./Cat #: SR 1354/5 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1980
 
 

1:34pm

Love, Wine, and Song
Composer: August Westling
Ensemble: Sune Valdimirs Orchestra
Conductor: Sune Valdimir
Soloists: Olle Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Olle Gösta Björling
Record co./Cat #: SR 1354/5 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1980
 
 

1:37pm

Tanti's Serenade
Composer: Traditional Italian
Ensemble: Sune Valdimirs Orchestra
Conductor: Sune Valdimir
Soloists: Olle Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Olle Gösta Björling
Record co./Cat #: SR 1354/5 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1980
 
 

1:40pm

Summer Joy
Composer: Anonymous
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor ; Olle Björling, tenor ; Gösta Björling, tenor ; Stig Rybrant, piano
CD/Album: Jussi Olle Gösta Björling
Record co./Cat #: SR 1354/5 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1980
 
 

1:43pm

Das Land des Lächelns: "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz"
Composer: Franz Lehár
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:46pm

Das Land des Lächelns: "Von Apfelblüthen einen Kranz"
Composer: Franz Lehár
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:50pm

Tosca: "Recondita armonia"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:52pm

Tosca: "E lucevan le stella"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:55pm

Rigoletto: "La donna è mobile"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

1:59pm

Sadko: Hindu Song
Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

2:02pm

La bohème: "Che gelida manina"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling - The Early Swedish Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Gala 100.514
Release Year: 1993
 
 

2:09pm

La bohème: "Che gelida manina"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Soloists: Rolf Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

2:13pm

L'elisir d'amore: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Soloists: Rolf Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

2:18pm

Madama Butterfly: Love Duet
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Soloists: Rolf Björling, tenor ; Rut Jacabsen, soprano
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

2:33pm

Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Association Orchestra
Conductor: Gaetano Merola
Soloists: Anna-Liese Björling, soprano
CD/Album: Jussi Björling San Francisco Concert
Record co./Cat #: Urania 22.120
Release Year: 1999
 
 

2:37pm

The Count of Luxembourg (excerpt)
Composer: Franz Lehár
Soloists: Ann-Charlotte Björling, soprano
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

2:42pm

La bohème: "O Mimì, tu più non torni"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Soloists: Raymond Björling, tenor ; Jeffrey Charles, baritone
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

2:45pm

The Count of Luxembourg (excerpt)
Composer: Franz Lehár
Soloists: Ann-Charlotte Björling, soprano ; Raymond Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

2:49pm

Solemn Mass: Panis Angelicus
Composer: César Franck
Soloists: Raymond Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Raymond Björling
Record co./Cat #: Tenoria Music 001
Release Year: 2001
 
 

2:56pm

Rigoletto: "Questo o quella"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: The Very Best of Jussi Björling
Record co./Cat #: EMI 75900
Release Year: 2003
 
 

2:59pm

Il trovatore: "Ah sì, ben mio"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: The Very Best of Jussi Björling
Record co./Cat #: EMI 75900
Release Year: 2003
 
 

3:02pm

Il trovatore: "Dì quella pira"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: The Very Best of Jussi Björling
Record co./Cat #: EMI 75900
Release Year: 2003
 
 

3:04pm

Un ballo in maschera: "Dì tu se fedele"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: The Very Best of Jussi Björling
Record co./Cat #: EMI 75900
Release Year: 2003
 
 

3:07pm

L'elisir d'amore: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: The Very Best of Jussi Björling
Record co./Cat #: EMI 75900
Release Year: 2003
 
 

3:11pm

Tosca: "Mario, Mario, Mario"
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Soloists: Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling: The Pearl Fishers Duet
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7799
Release Year: 1988
 
 

3:25pm

Don Carlo: Friendship Duet
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Renato Cellini
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor ; Robert Merrill, baritone
CD/Album: Jussi Björling: The Pearl Fishers Duet
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7799
Release Year: 1988
 
 

3:36pm

Les pêcheurs de perles: "Au fond du temple saint"
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Renato Cellini
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor ; Robert Merrill, baritone
CD/Album: Jussi Björling: The Pearl Fishers Duet
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7799
Release Year: 1988
 
 

3:41pm

Roméo et Juliette: Hymn to the Night
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: San Francisco Opera Association Orchestra
Conductor: Gaetano Merola
Soloists: Anna-Liese Björling, soprano ; Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling San Francisco Concert
Record co./Cat #: Urania 22.120
Release Year: 1999
 
 

3:52pm

If I could tell you of my devotion
Composer: Idabelle Firestone
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

3:54pm

Who Is Sylvia?
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

3:57pm

Manon: Le rêve
Composer: Jules Massenet
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

4:00pm

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Composer: Stephen Foster
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

4:05pm

Martha: "M'appari"
Composer: Friedrich von Flotow
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

4:08pm

In My Garden
Composer: Idabelle Firestone
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

4:10pm

Kärlekens Song
Composer: Lisa Henrikson & Ejnar Westling
Ensemble: HMV's Special Orchestra
Conductor: Sune Waldimir
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Jussi Björling alias Erik Odde
Record co./Cat #: Bluebell 132
Release Year: 1981
 
 

4:14pm

Pagliacci: Prologue
Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

4:18pm

King Heimer and Aslaug
Composer: August Söderman
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:26pm

I long for you
Composer: Hugo Alfvén
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:28pm

Now take my heart
Composer: Hugo Alfvén
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:32pm

Among the high fir trees in the forest
Composer: Olof Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:34pm

When I walk alone in the dark forest
Composer: Olof Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:37pm

Evening Mood
Composer: August Köling
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:39pm

Sweden
Composer: Wilhelm Stenhammar
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:43pm

Sigh Russia's Sigh
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:46pm

The Diamond on the March Snow
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:50pm

The Young Maid Under the Linden Tree
Composer: Olof Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:53pm

Tonerne
Composer: Carl Sjöberg
Ensemble: Kungl. Horkapellet
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor
CD/Album: Till Havs
Record co./Cat #: Swedish Society 1100
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:56pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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