conductor, Jussi Bjorling


To write as a conductor about Jussi Bjorling is to speak of the best that a music director can experience from the other side of the footlights - one of the noblest instruments to have dominated those down in the pit, used, not by a willful soloist indulging his whims and unmusical fancies, but by an artist who was himself music through and through; a man who had not 'learnt" his profession but for whom music was the language through which he expressed himself; a man who subordinated himself to the intentions of the composer and who therefore participated in the interpretive process as a part of the whole.

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