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Björling, Jussi 1911-1960

Works: 1,868 works in 3,925 publications in 10 languages and 32,245 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture music  Arrangements (Music)  Musical settings  Interviews  Stories, plots, etc  Art music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Jussi Björling
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

82 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa ...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"--Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

112 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Boheme. Jussi Bjoerling, Robert Merrill, John Reardon, Giorgio Tozzi, Fernando Corena, Victoria de Los Angeles, Lucine Amara, WilliamNahr, Thomas Powell, George del Monte. Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

87 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

84 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

64 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida. Zinka Milanov, soprano Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano Jussi Bjoerling, tenor Leonard Warren, baritone Boris Christoff, bass Plinio Clabassi, bass Mario Carlin, tenor Bruna Rizzoli, soprano Rome Opera House chorus and orchestra. Jonel Perlea, conductor. Guiseppe Conca, musical director. Libretto and notes
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

71 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's early opera captures all the youthful ardor of the scandalous story of Manon Lescaut. A gripping Dorothy Kirsten plays the desirable young girl being shipped off to a convent, who falls in love with Des Grieux (the sensational Jussi Björling) and leads him to ruin. When the story was first published in the 18th century it was meant as a warning to young people. But Puccini's sweeping melodies and lush harmonies are as enticing as the unforgettable performances by Kirsten and Björling. Young, heedless romance at its best
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jussi Bjoerling and Bidu Sayao star as the famous star crossed lovers in this February 1947 performance of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

58 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every once in a while the operatic stars align to create that rare performance that makes a familiar work sound brand new. The great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren delivers one of his most sublime portrayals as the hunchbacked jester Rigoletto who, thanks to his own twisted machinations, looses the only thing he cares about. Bidú Sayão is his beloved daughter Gilda, who captures the attention of the lascivious Duke, sung by the elegant and sweet-voiced Jussi Bjoerling. This is Verdi singing at its best
Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca. Zinka Milanov, Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Leonardo Monreale, Fernando Corena, Mario Carlin, Nestore Catalani, Vincenzo Preziosa, Giovanni Bianchini. Rome Opera House and Chorus. Erich Liensdorf, conductor
The very best of Jussi Björling by Jussi Björling( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenor, Jussi Björling sings excerpts from some of the opera roles for which he was famous. Includes selections from Romantic and Verismo operas, and several Romantic and early 20th century Art Songs
O paradiso : great opera arias by Jussi Björling( )

10 editions published in 1996 in Italian and Miscellaneous languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jussi Björling rediscovered : Carnegie Hall recital, September 24, 1955 by Jussi Björling( )

7 editions published in 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nessun dorma : 20 great tenor arias by Luciano Pavarotti( )

5 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias, duets & songs by Jussi Björling( )

10 editions published in 1993 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 tenors of the golden age by Jan Peerce( )

6 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes by Jussi Björling( )

3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The #1 opera album( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare and alternative recordings, 1920-1949 by Jussi Björling( )

5 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bel canto. Björling, Melchior, Rosvaenge
Alternative Names
Bʹërling, Jussi 1911-1960

Bjoerling, Jussi.

Bjöerling, Jussi 1911-1960

Björling, J. 1911-1960

Björling, Johan 1911-1960

Björling, Johan J. 1911-1960

Björling, Johan Jonatan

Björling, Johan Jonatan 1911-1960

Björling, Johann Jonata.

Björling, Johann Jonata 1911-1960

Bjorling, Jussi

Börling, Jussi 1911-1960

Jussi Bjoerling

Jussi Björling

Jussi Björling chanteur d'opéra suédois (ténor)

Jussi Björling schwedischer Opernsänger (Tenor)

Jussi Björling Swedish tenor

Jussi Björling szwedzki tenor

Jussi Björling tenor lírico sueco

Jussi Björling tenore svedese

Jussi Björling Zweeds zanger

Jussi Boerling

Jussi Börling

Jusst Bjorling

Odde, Erik 1911-1960

Юсси Бьёрлинг

Юссі Бйорлінг

Юсі Б'ёрлінг

יוסי ביירלינג

جوسي بجورلينج