Jussi Björling sings Till Havs [at sea]

One of the leading operatic tenors of the 20th century, Jussi Björling sings Till Havs (English: at sea). It is originally a poem by the Finnish-Swedish poet Jonathan Reuter, with the opening words “Smokey and the ocean’s healthy wind”. In 1922, the song was set to music by the Swedish composer Gustaf Nordqvist (born 12 …

Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe [Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt]

Accompanied by the Faroe Islands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish oboist Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt performs the Italian composer Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe”, the main theme for the 1986 film The Mission directed by Roland Joffé. Conductor: Bernhardhur Wilkinson. Recorded on January 10, 2009.

Mario Lanza and Luisa Di Meo sing “Arrivederci Roma”

The great American tenor and Hollywood film star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza and Luisa Di Meo (the little girl) sing “Arrivederci Roma” (Goodbye Rome), from the 1958 Italian-American musical film “Seven Hills of Rome”. It was Lanza’s penultimate film. The composer of the song, Renato Rascel (27 April 1912 – 2 January 1991) also played …

Ezio Pinza and Lana Turner sing “You Belong To My Heart” from the movie “Mr. Imperium”

Italian bass Ezio Pinza sings “You Belong To My Heart” with Lana Turner, the American film and television actress. From the 1951 romantic musical drama film “Mr. Imperium” (UK title: “You Belong To My Heart”).