Jussi

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
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A biography of the Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling, incorporating recollections by his widow, information from the family archives, and material from operatic archives. Interviews with former colleagues, associates and friends provide further insights into Bjorling's life and career. A chronology of his performances is also included.
  

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Jussi (Opera Biography Series, No 7)

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Amidst the recent hype about "The Three Tenors," many opera lovers remain convinced that Jussi Bjorling, "the Swedish Caruso," surpassed them all. Although he died in 1960 at the age of 49, his ... Read full review

Contents

THE BERGS
19
THE BJORLINGS
30
JOHN FORSELL
49
THE ASCENT
63
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
77
AN UNKNOWN YOUNG SWEDISH SINGER
90
AMERICA AND THE METROPOLITAN
104
COVENT GARDEN
119
FAUST IN TAILS
238
VOCAL PROBLEMS
245
SOUTH AFRICA
255
CALLAS
268
CRISSCROSSING AMERICA
276
GENTLEMENS AGREEMENT
284
CHICAGO AGAIN
294
BING VS BJORLING
302

Un ballo in maschera
127
THE VANISHING TENOR
141
WAR YEAR
149
RETURN TO AMERICA
158
ROMEO AT THE MET
167
MIMI TAKES A BOW
175
Manon Lescaut
188
Don Carlo
200
ROMEOS JULIETTE
216
JUSSI BJORLING ALCOHOLIC
223
Il trovatore
229
RETURN TO THE MET
313
SINGING IS MY LIFE
326
SOLTI
339
JUSSI DOD
349
Postlude
355
NOTES
362
BIBLIOGRAPHY
385
A JUSSI BJORLING CHRONOLOGY
389
INDEX
449
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Andrew Farkas was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up there. He is the author of various pieces of fiction, some of which have appeared in Northwest Review, New Orleans Review, Whiskey Island, Emprise Review and The Brooklyn Rail. He currently lives in Chicago.

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