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The Very Best of Jussi Björling

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat mater
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier, opera
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Adelaide, song Op. 46
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Strauss, Richard : Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2)
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano or orchestra, C.S. 47
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Friml, Rudolf : The Vagabond King
>Geehl, Henry Ernest : For you alone
>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts
>Millöcker, Carl : Der Bettelstudent
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Questa o quella
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 3. La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Act 3. Ah sì, ben mio
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Act 3. Di quella pira
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Act 1. Di' tu se fedele
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Act 1. Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Ingemisco
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat mater :: Cujus animam
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Act 3. Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Act 2. Cielo e mar
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier, opera :: Act 4. Come un bel di di maggio
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: Act 2. Amor ti vieta
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1898.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana :: Act 2. E la solita storia
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 1. Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Che gelida manina
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Robert Merrill
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 4. In un coupé?...O Mimì, tu piú non torni
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Robert Merrill
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 1. Recondita armonia
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 3. Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Mamma! quel vino è generoso
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Act 1. Recitar!...Vesti la giubba
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Paul Franke (Tenor); Robert Merrill; Leonard Warren (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Renato Cellini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Act 2. No, Pagliaccio non son
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Paul Franke (Tenor); Robert Merrill; Leonard Warren (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Renato Cellini
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: Act 4. Mi batte il cor...O paradiso
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 3. Salut! demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera :: Act 1. Ange adorable
  • Performers: Anna-Lisa Björling (Voice); Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera :: Act 2. Ah! lève-toi, soleil
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act 2. Instant charmant...En ferment les yeux
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act 3. Je suis seul!...Ah, fuyez, douce image
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Act 1. Je crois entendre encore
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Adelaide, song Op. 46
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Harry Ebert (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Harry Ebert (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Strauss, Richard : Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2)
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Harry Ebert (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano or orchestra, C.S. 47
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1900

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1902

>Friml, Rudolf : The Vagabond King :: Only a Rose
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1925

>Geehl, Henry Ernest : For you alone
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909

>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts :: Act 1. Uti en skog på berget Ida (Au mont Ida trois déesses)
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1864

>Millöcker, Carl : Der Bettelstudent :: Act 3. Nu är jag pank och fågelfri (Ich hab' kein Geld)
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: Composition written: 1882.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851