Jussi Björling

Jussi Björling - Complete Rca Album Collection: Box Set 14CDs (2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 21, 2016
Jussi Björling - Complete Rca Album Collection: Box Set 14CDs (2011)

Jussi Björling - Complete Rca Album Collection: Box Set 14CDs (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,03 Gb
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2011

Available for a limited time only, this specially priced 14-CD set is the first-ever complete collection of the complete RCA recordings of the spectacular tenor they called "The Swedish Caruso"! This handsomely put-together box boasts reproductions of the original LP sleeves and a comprehensive discography.
Verdi: Rigoletto - Björling, Warren, Sayão - Sodero - 29. 12. 1945

Verdi: Rigoletto - Björling, Warren, Sayão - Sodero - 29. 12. 1945
Classical | 2 CDs | MP3 | 192 kbps | NO BOOKS | COVER | 155 MB
Naxos Historical 8.110051-52 | Release Date: 2000

The opera, set at the ducal court in 16th century Mantua, opens with a scene in which the Duke, abetted by his jester Rigoletto, mocks Monterone, a courtier whose daughter the Duke has seduced. Monterone's curse on them both takes effect when the Duke, in disguise, finds his way into Rigoletto's house and declares his love for Rigoletto's beloved daughter Gilda, whom Rigoletto later unwittingly helps to abduct to the palace. There the Duke is able to betray her, and Rigoletto now plans to have the Duke killed. In the final act of the opera the Duke is closeted with Maddalena, sister of the murderer Sparafucile, whom Rigoletto has hired to murder his master. Maddalena persuades her brother to kill another in place of the Duke, and hand over his victim's body, concealed in a sack, to Rigoletto. Gilda, disguised as a man, overhears the conversation, and resolves to sacrifice herself. As Rigoletto gloats over what he believes to be the body of his daughter's seducer, the voice of the Duke is heard. Rigoletto tears open the sack, to reveal his dying daughter.

Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 10, 2017
Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)

Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 310.78 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos Historical. US | Catalog Number: 8.110701

Jussi Björling was one of the strongest and steeliest lyric tenors of the 20th century, as famous for his Rodolfo in La Boheme as he was for his Calaf in Turandot. This superbly engineered survey of his early career takes us from 1936 to 1948, and covers, for the most part, his standard repertoire of French and Italian music–extracts from Aida and from Faust, and from both Massenet's Manon and Puccini's Manon Lescaut. He was a singer equally at home with the elegances of bel canto and with the passionate sorrows of verismo–he is particularly fine in "Vesti la guibbia" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci… –Roz Kaveney
Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Il Trovatore (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 129:39 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

The role of Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore was one that Maria Callas performed some 20 times in the theatre, and this recording was her leave-taking of it. Callas's Leonora was praised by the critics for its vocal and dramatic artistry. Cecil Smith in Opera magazine said: "For once we heard the trills fully executed, the scales and arpeggios tonally full-bodied but rhythmically bouncing and alert, the portamentos and long-breathed phrases fully supported and exquisitely inflected".
Offenbach - La Belle Hélène (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott) [2008]

Offenbach - La Belle Hélène (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott) [2008]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 5 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7,66 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | 127 min | +3% Recovery

This live performance of Offenbach’s witty, tuneful, swift-moving operetta smacks of the theater: in addition to some audible movement (not bothersome), the singers play off one-another in a marvelous manner, making the whole work gleam. Marc Minkowski’s field of expertise apparently is not only French Baroque–he leads with energy, charm, and an ear for Offenbach’s pointed orchestration (the brass is heard at its shiniest here) and reinstates some music dropped after the premiere (for whatever reason), including another little aria for Paris. The dialogue has been coyly updated and it works…
Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)

Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 628 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: DECCA | 2CD

For a few decades now, Fritz Reiner's recording of the Verdi Requiem (one of his rare stereo recordings not made for RCA, and not with the Chicago Symphony) has lurked in the shadowy corners of Decca's catalog, appearing only on budget LPs and CD two-fers. Now, in its latest incarnation as part of the Decca Legends series, it may at last get the recognition it deserves. Reiner's rendition has several things going for it, not least of which are the superstar soprano and tenor soloists.

VA - Golden Operetta Of Vienna (2009)  

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 5, 2010
VA - Golden Operetta Of Vienna (2009)

VA - Golden Operetta Of Vienna (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 344 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 153 MB
Operetta/Vocal | Alto | 66:01

This disc contains arias from operettas by Lehár, Zeller, Millöcker, Johann Strauss and Kálman. Performed by Fritz Wunderlich, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hilde Gueden, Anneliese Rothenberger, Nicolai Gedda, Jussi Björling, Rita Streigh, Richard Tauber and others. The recordings are from 1950's, so don't expect super crisp hi-fi quality, it is more about artistic excellence.
VA - Puccini's Greatest Hit: The Ultimate Nessun Dorma (2007)

VA - Puccini's Greatest Hit: The Ultimate Nessun Dorma (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 193 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 92 MB
Classical/Vocal | RCA | 39:53

"Nessun dorma" performed by the opera superstars - Domingo, Carreras, Lanza, Björling, Pavarotti, etc.

Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Guleghina, Cura, Gallo [Muti] [2 CD]  Music

Posted by aibdescalzo at Aug. 15, 2010
Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Guleghina, Cura, Gallo [Muti] [2 CD]

Puccini - Manon Lescaut [Muti]
EAC Rip | Classical (opera) | 2 CD | FLAC + CUE + Logs | Scans | 553 mb | RS + FServe + FSonic | TT 01:59:58
Released: April 11, 2000 | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded: June 1998 - La Scala Theater, Milan, Italy

Lucio Gallo, José Cura, Luigi Roni, Marco Berti, Orazio Mori, Mario Bolognesi, Maria Guleghina, Gloria Banditelli, Ernesto Gavazzi, Aldo Bramante, Silvestro Sammaritano, Ernesto Panariello
Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus, Riccardo Muti (conductor)
Puccini: La Boheme - de Los Angeles, Bjorling, Merrill [Beecham] 1956 [2 CD]

Puccini - La Bohème [Beecham]
Classical (opera) | 2 CD | MP3 320 kbps CBR | No Scans | 213 MB | RS | TT 01:47:22
Released: 23 Sep. 1997 | Label: Angel Records | Recorded: 1956 (mono)

Victoria De Los Angeles, Jussi Bjorling, Robert Merrill, Lucine Amara, John Reardon, Giorgio Tozzi, Fernando Corena
R.C.A. Victor Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)