Classical Barbra

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Classical Barbra
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released February 1976
Length 30:08
Label CBS Masterworks original Columbia reissue
Producer Claus Ogerman
Barbra Streisand chronology
Lazy Afternoon
(1975)
Classical Barbra
(1976)
A Star Is Born
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Mixed[2]
The Independent 3/5 stars[3]
The Second Disc Favorable [4]

Classical Barbra [5] is a studio album by Barbra Streisand, released in February 1976 but recorded in 1973. The album consists of songs by classical European composers and includes tracks sung in English, French, Occitan, German, Italian and Latin. The music is performed by the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Claus Ogerman. Leonard Bernstein wrote of the album, "Barbra Streisand's natural ability to make music takes her over to the classical field with extraordinary ease. It's clear that she loves these songs. In her sensitive, straightforward, and enormously appealing performance, she has given us a very special musical experience." The album has been certified Gold in the United States for sales of 500,000 on May 5, 1999.[6] In 2013 the album was remastered and 2 bonus tracks were added.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beau Soir" (Claude Debussy) – 2:42
  2. "Brezairola - Berceuse" from 'Songs of the Auvergne' (Joseph Canteloube) – 3:47
  3. "Verschwiegene Liebe" (Hugo Wolf) – 2:57
  4. "Pavane (Vocalise)" (Gabriel Fauré) – 5:29
  5. "Après un rêve" (Fauré) – 3:24
  6. "In trutina" from 'Carmina Burana' (Carl Orff) – 2:11
  7. "Lascia ch'io pianga" from 'Rinaldo' (George Frideric Handel) – 3:37
  8. "Mondnacht" (Robert Schumann) – 3:56
  9. "Dank sei Dir, Herr" (Unconfirmed composer; Handel or Siegfried Ochs) – 3:42
  10. "I Loved You" (Claus Ogerman) – 2:18

2013 Remaster Bonus Tracks[edit]

11. "An Sylvia, D.891" (Franz Schubert) - 2:50
12. "Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774" (Schubert) - 3:14

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart 46
Canadian Album Chart 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classical Barbra at AllMusic
  2. ^ John Rockwell (June 3, 1973). "Rolling Stone Review-Classical Barbra". www.rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Andy Gill (1 February 2013). "Album review: Barbra Streisand, Classical Barbra (Sony Masterworks)". The Independent (U.K.). Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Review: Barbra Streisand, "Classical Barbra: Expanded Edition"". The Second Disc. 1 February 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Classical Barbra". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "RIAA: Classical Barbra -Gold Certification". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Classical Barbra Remaster 2013". Barbra-Archives. Retrieved January 27, 2013.