Lars Bjorling: The Art of Singing (A Tribute to David Bjorling Vol.2) | Sterling CDA1826

Lars Bjorling: The Art of Singing (A Tribute to David Bjorling Vol.2)


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Label: Sterling

Cat No: CDA1826

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd August 2018



Lars Bjorling (tenor)
Harry Ebert (piano)
Brita Lignell (piano)
Anouchka Mukherjee (piano)
Sergei Reznikov (piano)
Jan Eyron (piano)


Lars Bjorling (tenor)
Harry Ebert (piano)
Brita Lignell (piano)
Anouchka Mukherjee (piano)
Sergei Reznikov (piano)
Jan Eyron (piano)


“When my Father Jussi was chosen as the 20th century’s leading male opera singer by English music critics at the turn of the century, we felt great joy and pride in the family. From my very early age I experienced singing and music at home, but most of all, I remember visiting the Opera house when Father sang. A strong memory was La bohème. I tried to hide my tears trickling down the cheek in the last act. Usually it was very ex citing to sit in the orchestra seats and keep up with everything that happened on stage. Everyone wore make-up and strange costumes, but as soon as Father began to sing, I recognized him. It was easy. He sounded ‘different’ than the rest of the ensemble. My Father was in his early 30s and had then been singing for 25 years. Already at the age of four to five, my Father and his brothers began to learn the essentials of the art of singing under my grandfather David’s solid guidance.

“I have spent a great deal of my life exploring the secrets of the Italian bel canto, conveyed by David and my Father, and I have reached the conclusion that there are no secrets; it is just the natural voice that has to be heard, free from settings and so-called tone formation. There is only one problem; it takes time. Manipulation of the voice in different ways to achieve quick results is doomed to fail. If I can contribute to pass the Björling singing tradition on to future generations of singers, I will be more than pleased.”

– Lars Björling

Recorded 1975-2006


CD 1:

1. Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin
2. Ella mi fu rapita! from Rigoletto
3. La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
4. La vita e'inferno all'infelice from La Forza del destino
5. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön from Die Zauberflöte
6. Se all'impero, amici Dei from La Clemenza di Tito
7. Un'aura amorosa from Così fan tutte
8. Prologue from Faust
9. Salut! demeure chaste et pure, recitative and aria from Faust
10. M'apparì tutt'amor from Marta
11. A cette voix quel trouble from Les Pécheurs de perles
12. Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut
13. Mi batte il cor... O Paradiso from Le Africaine
14. Un dì all'azzuro spazio from Andrea Chénier
15. E la solita storia from L'arlesiana
16. Se il mio nome saper from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
17. Marietta's Lied from Die tote Stadt

CD 2:

1. Chanson Georgienne, op.4/4
2. The wind whispered, op.34/4
3. Loneliness, op.21/6
4. How fair this spot, op.21/7
5. The Answer, op.21/4
6. In the silence of the night, op.4/3
7. Skogen sover, op.28/6
8. Serenad, op.4/2
9. Aftonstämning (Ved huset), op.21/1
10. Sommardofter, op.8/2
11. Aftonen, R187
12. Saa tag mitt Hierte, R203
13. Jag längtar Dig, op.28/5
14. Mopsen
15. Den gröna hagen
16. Tanten och Papegojan
17. Purjo och Rädisa
18. Corazón porque pasais..?
19. Con amores, la mi Madre
20. Del cabello mas sutil
21. Malinconia, Ninfa gentile
22. Dolente immagine di Fille mia
23. Lycklandsresan, op.26/8
24. Lutad mot gärdet, op.8/1
25. Vore jag ett litet barn, op.37/4
26. I Skogen
27. En positivvisa, op.38/4
28. Aftonstämning

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