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The Björling sound

Stephen Hastings

The Björling sound

the recorded legacy

by Stephen Hastings

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Published by University of Rochester Press, Boydell & Brewer Limited in Rochester, NY, Woodbridge, Suffolk .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Performances,
  • Vocal music,
  • Biography,
  • Tenors (Singers)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.

    StatementStephen Hastings
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML420.B6 H37 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpages cm
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25139789M
    ISBN 109781580464062
    LC Control Number2011049720

    Readers who want to engross themselves further with an outstanding guide are advised to buy Stephen Hastings’ comprehensive book The Björling Sound (review). My aim when going through these discs was primarily to dip in and sample a number of songs and arias to find out the technical quality; at the give-away price one can always suspect. Listen to your favorite songs from The Very Best of Jussi Björling by Various artists Now. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and .

    Lavishly illustrated. The vocal expert Stephen Hastings, author of the book The Björling Sound, contributes a profound analysis of the Copenhagen concert, full of insight as usual, and there are also contributions by John H. Haley, Dan Shea and Seth B. Winner. A quality issue, in other words. Should be in every Jussi Björling collection. Jussi Björling, byname of Johan Jonaton Björling, (born February 2, , Stora Tuna, Sweden—died September 9, , Siarö, near Stockholm), Swedish tenor, admired for the musicianship of his performances, particularly in the Italian and French repertory.. At the age of six Björling began singing under the guidance of his father, who then took him and his two .

    Puccini* - Victoria De Los Angeles, Jussi Björling, Sir Thomas Beecham: Puccini* - Victoria De Los Angeles, Jussi Björling, Sir Thomas Beecham - La Bohème ‎ (2xCD, Album, Mono) EMI Classics: 5 2 1: UK: Sell This Version3/5(2). The Björling sound: a recorded legacy by Stephen Hastings (Book) A Jussi Björling phonography by Harald Henrysson The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal.


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A half century after his death inSwedish tenor Jussi Björling remains one of the most beloved singers in the world.

He spent forty-five of his forty-nine years performing in public, rapidly conquering opera-house and concert stages on both sides of the Atlantic/5(15). A half century after his death inSwedish tenor Jussi Björling remains one of the most beloved singers in the world. He spent forty-five of his forty-nine years performing in public, rapidly conquering opera-house and concert stages on both sides.

I devoured The Bjoerling Sound with unashamed greed and great pleasure. --F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief, Opera The Björling sound book His passages on Gounod's Faust and Romeo et Juliette are a masterpiece of sensitive analysis. NEWSLETTER OF THE SWEDISH JUSSI BJOERLING SOCIETY [Stefan Johansson] Remarkable new bookPages: Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Bjorling Sound: A Recorded Legacy at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(9).

B (JUSSI BJÖRLING) Stephen Hastings. The Björling Sound. (U.K.), Boydell & Brewer Press, pp. Index; Bibliography; Discography; Photos; DJ.

Very few copies available. - CRITIC REVIEWS: “Stephen Hastings’ monumental study considers Björling’s huge recorded legacy within a much wider perspective than [the earlier Porter & Henrysson books.

The Bjorling Sound - by Stephen Hastings MayBjörling was beginning to sound like a tenor. He performed that day in Skurup Church in the south of Sweden with Gösta and Olle. Recommend this book. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

The Bjorling Sound. Stephen. The Bjorling Sound - A Recorded Legacy by Stephen Hastings,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(2). I devoured The Björling Sound with unashamed greed and great pleasure.

--F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief, Opera News His passages on Gounod's Faust and Roméo et Juliette are a masterpiece of sensitive analysis. NEWSLETTER OF THE SWEDISH JUSSI BJOERLING SOCIETY [Stefan Johansson] Remarkable new book.

The Bjorling Sound: A Recorded Legacy Hardcover – May 30 This one is titled "The Bjoerling Sound" written by Stephen Hastings and published by the University of Rochester Press. As I was reading this, my first thought was that this superbly written book wouldn't appeal to the casual reader.

But, on second thought, I think it might because /5(15). Indeed, the sound was so problematic that even John Steane, in his book The Grand Tradition, panned the recording as showing (in his words) “surface wear” on Björling’s voice at the time.

But Steane, a very knowledgeable man, should have compared this recording to the live Met performance of the same opera, where Björling’s. The Björling Sound is a treasure trove waiting to be plundered by admirers of a singer whose phrasing was subtle and sensitive enough to merit comparison with Jascha Heifetz’s artistry on the violin, and no less valuable for anyone interested in the history of recorded classical music as the industry defined itself in the formative years.

These two books approach tenor Jussi Björling in widely divergent ways. Stephen Hastings has written a book devoted to his recorded legacy, exhaustive and analytical. Yrsa Stenius is a journalist whose book was first published in and now appears here in this limited edition printed edition in English in Most of the recordings are from the s and s, and some of them sound their age, but the sound quality is mostly excellent.

Björling sang Italian opera better than anyone in his day, tackling the challenges of Verdi and the verismo composers as if Brand: Warner Classics. Raymond hasn´t reached his fathers and grandfathers level but anyhow you can hear the famous Björling sound in this song "Tonerna" by Carl Leopold Sjöberg.

I Believe from the Book of Mormon. His tragically early death in at the age of 49 ended a brilliant career that began during the acoustic era of recording and extended to the advent of stereophonic sound.

Jussi Björling's strong bond with the people of America dates fromwhen audiences first heard him as a. Recently I decided to do a study of a video of Bjoerling's singing combining what I heard in his singing with what he did with his body to produce his extraordinary sound.

This is the exact reason that my upcoming book will be accompanied by an instructional video: so that the singer or teacher can actually see what the body needs to do in.

Jussi of the Month November "Nessun dorma!"—the Recording with Tor Mann November All the quotations are from Stephen Hastings’ book “The Björling Sound” by kind permission of the author.

Jussi and Tor Mann. During the summer of Jussi added the famous aria Nessun dorma. to his concert repertoire and sang it through the. Get this from a library. The Björling sound: a recorded legacy.

[Stephen Hastings] -- "A half century after his death inSwedish tenor Jussi Björling remains one of the most beloved singers in the world. He spent forty-five of his forty-nine years performing in public, rapidly.

In this ground-breaking book, Stephen Hastings analyzes more than four hundred of the great tenor's recordings, comparing them with the output of a hundred other tenors, from Caruso to Alagna.

The repertoire ranges from brief art songs by Schubert and Sibelius to entire opera recordings--some made in the studio, others captured live. Read "The Bjorling Sound A Recorded Legacy" by Stephen Hastings available from Rakuten Kobo. A half century after his death inSwedish tenor Jussi Björling remains one of the most beloved singers in the worl Brand: Boydell & Brewer.

From Jussi Björling > Remastering Triumph from Immortal Performances! Now Available! Purchase TODAY > Announcing The New Book By Harald Henrysson, David Björling & His Sons In America: A Family Saga Begins! Order Your Copy >. Caruso had a warm, golden, sound which deepened and darkened as he aged.

Björling’s voice had a quality usually described as “silvery” in tone, and which remained unchanged all his life, although it did become richer as he aged. Björling had stage presence, but in the beginning his acting was perfunctory. Ann-Charlotte Björling is a very good actor and operetta singer.

In this clip from the comedy "Fars lille påg" (Father´s little son) with .