Rolf Bjorling, William Goodfellow
“It’s a mini-cycle,” he explained to me afterwards. ‘Ständchen’ is the serenade (setting up the date). “Heimliche Aufforderung” is the date, and “Zueignung” the expressed thanks at the end.” The three Richard Strauss songs had ended Rolf Björling’s printed program on April 13, 1979 in Ogden, Utah. The Goodfellow review was simple and to-the-point, “…as thrilling as I’ve ever heard them.”
Rudolph, Walter B.
"Rolf Björling in Utah (1979),"
Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 30
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsocietynl/vol30/iss1/3