Italian songs were not a particularly large part of JB's repertoire, but the existing recordings show that in this smaller format -as in opera- he could compete well with native singers. We know that Jussi sang 11 different songs at some time, and nine of those are preserved (I do not include Se i miei sospiri," which is not of Italian origin although written to an Italian text, and has been attributed to Alessandro Stradella. Nor is "Dreams of long ago," included, the song written by Enrico Caruso - and sung by Jussi in Swedish- because the original is in English)

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