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Jussi Björling

Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling ( YOO-see BYOR-ling, Swedish: [ˈjɵ̌sːɪ ˈbjœ̂ːɭɪŋ]; 5 February 1911 – 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan. He sang the Italian, French and Russian opera repertory with taste.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 2, 1911 (Borlänge), Died September 9, 1960 (Österåker Municipality)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Notes: Given name: Johann Jonatan Björling.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 85780 10-in. approximately November 1919 O, hur stilla Gösta Björling ; Jussi Björling ; Olle Björling Boy vocal trio, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 85781 10-in. approximately November 1919 I himmelen Gösta Björling ; Jussi Björling ; Olle Björling Boy vocal trio, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 85782 10-in. approximately November 1919 Guds rena lamm oskyldig Gösta Björling ; Jussi Björling ; Olle Björling Boy vocal trio, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 85798 10-in. approximately November 1919 Sommar glädge Gösta Björling ; Jussi Björling ; Olle Björling Boy vocal trio, with violin and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 85799 10-in. approximately November 1919 Barndomshemmet Gösta Björling ; Jussi Björling ; Olle Björling Boy vocal trio, with violin and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 85800 10-in. approximately November 1919 Psalm no. 4 Gösta Björling ; Jussi Björling ; Olle Björling Boy vocal trio, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0PF47 10-in. 9/9/1932 Jag drömmer jarje natt om dig Jussi Björling Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0PA140 10-in. 6/1/1933 Bachanal (Jag vill leva jag vill alska) Jussi Björling ; Hjalmar Meissners Orkester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB403 10-in. 10/7/1936 Ack Värmeland, du sköna Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB404 10-in. 10/7/1936 Allt under himmelens fäste Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB409 10-in. before February 1939 Sommarnatt Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB471 10-in. 1/26/1937 Sverige Jussi Bjöerling ; Nils Grevillius Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB472 10-in. 1/26/1937 Land, du välsignade Jussi Bjöerling ; Nils Grevillius Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB742 10-in. before 10/21/1952 Sjung om studentens lyckliga da'r Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with vocal double quartet and instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB753 10-in. before 3/9/1951 Nämner du sverige Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orkester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble. vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0SB3844 10-in. before 9/14/1954 Sången till havet Jussi Björling ; Bertil Bokstedt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone BT5267 10-in. 10/8/1930 I dag Jussi Björling ; Nils Grevillius Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Björling, Jussi," accessed March 4, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101945.

Björling, Jussi. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 4, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101945.

"Björling, Jussi." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 4 March 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101945

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