Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK



CD, RCA, Carnegie Hall recital


The Conference continues to help generate exciting consequences: our favorite is the news, announced during the Conference by Daniel Guss of RCA/BMG, that RCA' s "reDiscover" series of classical CD-releases would feature a new CD of Jussi's complete September 1955 Carnegie Hall recital. This new CD will include eight items never before heard, including an especially brilliant version of "Come un bel di di maggio" from Andrea Chenier, three Sibelius songs and three others by Grieg and Sjoberg. Mr. Guss played the Chenier aria and Sibelius's "Svarta rosor'' for our conference audience, who agreed that the sound was significantly warmer and more representative of Jussi's voice, than what comes across on the old RCA LP of excerpts from this concert. Look for this to hit the stores by September 2003.