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Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK

Authors

Dan Shea

Keywords

recordings, broadcasts, concerts, Jussi Bjorling, Metropolitan Opera

Abstract

Jussi Bjorling introduced himself to America not by his first performances at the Metropolitan Opera starting in 1938, but rather in a remarkable series of three nationwide radio broadcasts made during 1937, on November 28 and December 5 and 19. As you can hear from a few surviving recordings made of those broadcasts, the 26-year-old tenor's brilliant voice and innate musicality projected beautifully through the microphone and the resulting attention enabled him to get a quick start on what became a major career in this country.

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