Penultimate, Jussi Bjorling, New York Recital, Recitals
I was at the March 7th Hunter College recital, as I was at every Björling New York recital from October 31, 1953 to his last. Th e highlight of that first recital was his singing of Lamento di Federico. His rendition of that aria stands out as one of the best I have ever heard from him or anyone else. Th e high note soared to the stratosphere. Th e live performance was even better than his recorded versions of that aria.
"Jussi Björling’s Penultimate New York Recital,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 25
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol25/iss1/9