NEWLY REMASTERED EDITION OF MUSIC ICON BARBRA STREISAND’S GROUNDBREAKING CLASSICAL CROSSOVER ALBUM FROM 1976
INCLUDES TWO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDING SESSIONS
Though best known as one of the preeminent pop singers of our time, BARBRA STREISAND made a powerful statement in the classical music realm when she recorded CLASSICAL BARBRA in 1973. Originally released in 1976, the album gained Streisand a raft of admirers in the classical music world. Glenn Gould called her voice “one of the natural wonders of the age, an instrument of infinite diversity and timbral resource.” CLASSICAL BARBRA was one of the first and is still one of the greatest records in the category we know today as “classical crossover” and is available February 5th, 2013 from SONY MASTERWORKS.
Of the reissue, Ms. Streisand says, “I have always had a special affection for Classical Barbra. I loved the process of developing and making the recording, and I was gratified by the success it had when it was originally released and, what a thrill it was to receive a Grammy nomination in the Classical division…Now it is back in a new expanded edition, beautifully remastered and sounding better than it has since the LP release. I’m also pleased that we could include two bonus tracks that have never before been available. They remind me again how rewarding this whole project was.” Continue reading