Harold Sokolsky


Bluebell Company, reviews, Swedish Radio


Undoubtedly the biggest news about JB recordings in 2001 came from Sweden's Bluebell label, via company manager Hanna Hedman and Bluebell Company board member Harald Henrysson: The 1940 Swedish Radio broadcast of Jussi and Hyordis Schymberg in Romeo et Juliette would be released as a complete opera - util now we've had to be content, with the excerpts from, this delectable performance that we could find on earlier Bluebell releases, or ripoffs of those recordings that appeared on various pirate labels. There has been continuing enthusiastic reaction to release on the internet as more fans discover it, here're some of Chicagoan Frank Drake's comments (from Opera-L, October 18):

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