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The Very Best of Jussi Björling ()

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composed by Adolphe Adam, Amilcare Ponchielli, Carl Millöcker, Charles Gounod, Eduardo di Capua, Francesco Cilèa, Gaetano Donizetti, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Guy d'Hardelot, Henry Geehl, Jacques Offenbach

Jussi Björling was one of the finest tenors of the twentieth century. He was not always the most consistent artist, but his galvanizing voice is still among the most remarkable on record 40 years after his death. Those wanting an introduction to Björling's singing, or fans wanting a good collection, should be very happy with EMI's The Very Best of Jussi Björling. Not every performance is a hit, but many of them do represent the best he had to offer, and in every case, the unique beauty of his voice is on full display. Most ...

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  1. Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Questa o quella
  2. Rigoletto, opera: Act 3. La donna è mobile
  3. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 3. Ah sì, ben mio
  4. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 3. Di quella pira
  5. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Act 1. Di' tu se fedele
  6. Aida, opera: Act 1. Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida
  7. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Ingemisco
  8. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Cujus animam
  9. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 3. Una furtiva lagrima
  10. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. Cielo e mar
  11. Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 4. Come un bel di di maggio
  12. Fedora, opera: Act 2. Amor ti vieta
  13. L'Arlesiana, opera: Act 2. È la solita storia
  14. Manon Lescaut, opera: Act 1. Donna non vidi mai
  15. La bohème, opera: Act 1. Che gelida manina
  16. La bohème, opera: Act 4. In un coupé?...O Mimì, tu più non torni
  17. Tosca, opera: Act 1. Recondita armonia
  18. Tosca, opera: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  19. Turandot, opera: Act 3. Nessun dorma
  20. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Mamma! quel vino è generoso
  21. Pagliacci, opera: Act 1. Recitar!...Vesti la giubba
  22. Pagliacci, opera: Act 2. No, Pagliaccio non son
  23. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 4. Mi batte il cor...O paradiso
  24. Faust, opera: Act 3. Salut! demeure chaste et pure
  25. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Act 1. Ange adorable
  26. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Act 2. Ah! lève-toi, soleil
  27. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Act 2. Instant charmant...En ferment les yeux
  28. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Act 3. Je suis seul!...Ah, fuyez, douce image
  29. Carmen, opera: Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  30. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Je crois entendre encore
  31. Adelaide, song for voice & piano, Op. 46
  32. Morgen ("Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/4 (TrV 170/4)
  33. Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2)
  34. In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3
  35. Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
  36. Ideale, for voice & piano or orchestra, C.S. 47
  37. O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  38. Mattinata ("L'aurora di bianco vestita"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  39. Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  40. The Vagabond King, operetta: Only a Rose
  41. For You Alone for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  42. La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts: Act 1. Uti en skog på berget Ida (Au mont Ida trois déesses)
  43. Der Bettelstudent, operetta: Act 3. Nu är jag pank och fågelfri (Ich hab' kein Geld)
  44. Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
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The Very Best of Jussi Björling
2003, Warner Classics

UPC: 724357590020

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