The Björling family business

Poster of the Bjorling Kvartetten

Picture of Gösta, David, Jussi, Karl, and Olle
Second row: Gösta, David and Jussi; front row: Karl and Olle

Olle Björling (older brother) sings Tanti's serenad
In RA format
He had a career as a concert tenor in Sweden.

Karl Björling (younger brother) sings En dalmastrall (Wiklund)
In RA format
The only baritone in the family, Karl never sang in public in adult age; as a child, only for a short time, in the Björling Quartet with his three tenor brothers, replacing their father David (a tenor who left no recordings).

Picture of Gösta, Karl, & Olle Bjoerling
Gösta, Karl, & Olle Björling

Gösta Björling (younger brother) sings Addio (Tosti)
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He sang mostly character parts. He dropped dead while still quite young at the airport in Stockholm.

Picture of Jussi and Lars Björling
Jussi and Lars Björling

Lars Björling (son, born 1939) sings Skogen sover (Alfvén)
In RA format

Picture of Rolf Björling
Rolf Björling

Rolf Björling (son, born 1928) sings Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil, in Swedish, with unknown baritone
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Rolf Björling sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira
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Rolf Björling sings Requiem (Verdi): Ingemisco
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Raymond Björling (Rolf's son, born 1956) sings Evgenij Onegin: Wohin, wohin seid ihr entschwunden
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Picture of Olle, Jussi, Gösta Björling
Picture of Olle, Jussi, Gösta Björling

Björling Trio (Olle, Jussi and Gösta as children) sings Sommarglädje
In RA format

Björling Trio (Olle, Jussi and Gösta as adult men) sings Sommarglädje
In RA format

I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the pictures and records.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the dates.