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Björling, Jussi 1911-1960

Works: 1,696 works in 3,335 publications in 11 languages and 25,998 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biography  Musical settings  Biographical films  Concert films  Drama  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, per, Musician, Other, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Jussi Björling
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

77 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,213 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 )

77 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sensational new production of La boheme, the inspired concept of director Gale Edwards, is set in early 1930s Berlin, a city of liberal indulgence, glittering Spiegeltents and glitzy cabaret clubs, where no excess is considered too much
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

48 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

71 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

75 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 833 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

50 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

62 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 561 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Operatic arias by Jussi Bjrling( Recording )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains arias from L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), Il trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, Aida (Verdi), I pagliacci (Leoncavallo), La Boheme, Tosca, La fanciulla del West, Turandot (Puccini), Fedora (Giordano), L'arlesiana (Cilea), L'africaine (Meyerbeer), Faust (Gounod), Manon (Massenet), Martha (Flotow), and Stabat Mater (Rossini)
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

55 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 402 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
Jussi Björling rediscovered : Carnegie Hall recital, September 24, 1955 by Jussi Bjrling( Recording )

4 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The #1 opera album( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and Italian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instrumental selection
Requiem mass by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

17 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Jussi Bjoerling by Jussi Bjrling( Recording )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great opera duets by Joan Sutherland( )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat beroemde operaduetten van o.a. Delibes, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Humperdinck
Arias, duets & songs by Jussi Bjrling( )

4 editions published in 1993 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 tenors of the golden age by Jan Peerce( )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of singing golden voices of the century by Donald Sturrock( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many illustrious opera stars of the twentieth century are featured in sound and vision in rare footage, much of it previously unavailable
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Alternative Names
Bʹrling, Jussi 1911-1960

Bjoerling, Jussi.

Bjerling, Jussi 1911-1960

Bjrling, J. 1911-1960

Bjrling, Johan 1911-1960

Bjrling, Johan J. 1911-1960

Bjrling, Johan Jonatan.

Bjrling, Johan Jonatan 1911-1960

Bjrling, Johann Jonata.

Bjrling, Johann Jonata 1911-1960

Bjorling, Jussi

Bjrling, Jussi 1911-1960

Brling, Jussi 1911-1960

Jussi Bjoerling

Jussi Bjrling chanteur d'opra sudois (tnor)

Jussi Bjrling schwedischer Opernsnger (Tenor)

Jussi Bjrling svensk operasngare

Jussi Bjrling Swedish tenor

Jussi Bjrling szwedzki tenor

Jussi Bjrling tenor lrico sueco

Jussi Bjrling tenore svedese

Jussi Bjrling Zweeds zanger

Jussi Boerling

Jussi Brling

Jusst Bjorling

Odde, Erik 1911-1960

Юсси Бьёрлинг

Юссі Бйорлінг

Юсі Б'ёрлінг

יוסי ביירלינג

جوسي بجورلينج


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