THE SCANDINAVIANS — The Golden Age of Singing
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THE SCANDINAVIANS — The Golden Age of Singing

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NEW RELEASE! 
Pre-orders accepted - Ships in July 2024

Full program details now announced - see below.

THE SCANDINAVIANS: The Golden Age of Singing

All performances digitally remastered for the first time!


This collection of performances by legendary Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American singers includes many selections never before available on home video.

1. BIRGIT NILSSON  Sieczynski: Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (1/6/1963) 2:30
2. JUSSI BJOERLING  Herbert: Princess Pat - Neapolitan Love Song (3/6/1950) 2:39
3. JUSSI BJOERLING  Schubert: An Sylvia (11/20/1950) 2:41
4. JUSSI BJOERLING  Beach: Ah, Love, but a Day  (11/19/1951) 3:43
5. JUSSI BJOERLING:  Strauss: Ständchen (11/19/1951) 2:43
6. LAURITZ MELCHIOR  Strauss: Zueignung (9/24/1951) 2:06
7. LAURITZ MELCHIOR  Wagner: Lohengrin - In fernam Land (2/12/1951) 4:55
8. LAURITZ MELCHIOR  Andersen: Danish Children's Song (2/12/1951) 2:33
9. LAURITZ MELCHIOR  Grieg: Jeg elsker Dig (2/12/1951) 2:28
10. LAURITZ MELCHIOR  Grieg: Mit einer primula veris (1/14/1952) 1:36   
11. NICOLAI GEDDA & LISA DELLA CASA  Puccini: La Bohème - Act I Finale (11/4/1962) 12:32
12. NICOLAI GEDDA & ROBERTA PETERS  Gounod: Roméo et Juliette - Tomb Scene (2/10/1963) 4:56
13. RISë STEVENS  Massenet: Hérodiade - Celui dont la parole efface... Il est doux, il est bon (3/3/1952) 4:48
14. JUSSI BJOERLING  Bizet: Carmen - Flower Song (11/20/1950) 4:26
15. JUSSI BJOERLING  Leoncavallo: Mattinata (11/20/1950) 2:16
16. JUSSI BJOERLING  Leoncavallo: Pagliacci - Vesti la giubba (11/19/1951) 3:24
Encores:
17. JUSSI BJOERLING  Firestone: If I Could Tell You (11/20/1950) :45
18. ANNA-LISA BJOERLING  Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro (3/6/1950) 1:55
19. LAURITZ MELCHIOR  Dungan: Not Enough (4/24/1950) 1:39
20. LAURITZ MELCHIOR Leoncavallo: Pagliacci - Vesti la giubba (4/24/1950) 2:42
21. DOROTHY WARENSKJOLD  Charpentier: Louise - Depuis le jour (7/7/1952) 5:11
22. JUSSI BJOERLING  Valerius/Kremser: Thanksgiving Hymn (11/19/1951) 3:20
23. JUSSI BJOERLING  Firestone: In My Garden (11/19/1951) 1:11

Firestone Orchestra & Chorus
Harry John Brown (1),  Howard Barlow (2-10, 13-23), Wilfrid Pelletier (11, 12)
 
Special bonus audio performances:
JUSSI BJOERLING - from "lost" Voice of Firestone telecast (3/10/1952)
Speaks: Sylvia 2:34 • Tosti: L'Alba separa dalla luce l'ombra 2:19 • Puccini: Turandot - Nessun dorma 3:30
KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD  Purcell: Dido & Aeneas - Dido's Lament (sung in Norwegian, 1953) 5:43

All performances newly remastered from video sources in
The Voice of Firestone Collection, New England Conservatory Archives, Boston, MA
Speical thanks to Jamie Rigler