The Heart of Jussi Björling

av Yrsa Stenius
416 tryckta sidor

Förlagets beskrivning

Jussi Björling was the most celebrated tenor of his time. Even now, fifty years after his death and a century after his birth, he is still regarded as one of the greatest voices of all time. Björling lived an extraordinary life in early twentieth century Sweden, beginning as a child prodigy. As a member of his father´s renowned Björling quartet, he made his public debut at the age of four, and by the age of ten he was an experienced stage personality. As a concert and operatic vocal artist, he maintained a huge international following for three decades, only to die suddenly at the age of only forty-nine, at the peak of his career. Yrsa Stenius´story of Jussi Björling, his vast artistic generosity and its horrendous price, is also a psychological study of what it means to grow up as a prodigy. This book was first published in Swedish 2002, and is now being republished in honor of the centenary of Jussi Björling´s birth in 2011, in a partially revised and extended edition, with a new final chapter in which Yrsa Stenius discesses recent facts that have come to light concerning the circumstances of Björling´s death, which have attracted a great deal of interest.


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