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Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK

Authors

John Steane

Keywords

Jussi Bjorling, performances, recordings

Abstract

After the above century-long perspective on Bjorling, by Jurgen Kesting, we quote a few excerpts from John Steane's lecture on the same day. That perspective reached back to Gigli, Pertile, and implicitly Caruso, and was titled ' "Jussi Bjorling in London." Here Mr Steane compares Jussi's classic 1939 recordings for HMV of arias from Il Trovatore with the recording of an actual Covent Garden performance that year of that opera:

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