Jussi Björling, La Bohème
In the spring of 1956, Andrew Schulhof, Thomas Beecham’s manager, had an idea for which record aficionados must continually give thanks. The British conductor was scheduled to be in New York while his then favorite soprano, Victoria De Los Angeles, and Jussi Bjoerling were available. Why not put a cast together and record La Bohème for RCA Victor? Those were the days when sales domination of the international music market gave America unprecedented power.
"Record Time: Walter Price traces the background of RCA’s legendary 1956 recording of La Bohème,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 27
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol27/iss1/12