Close-up of Artwork of Claus from the "Collage" CD

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Claus Ogerman - Columbia / Columbia/Harmony / Columbia/Legacy Records:

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[Original LP]

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[Original LP labels]

Barbra Streisand, "Classical Barbra", Columbia Masterworks #M-33452 (1976).[LP]

Produced, arranged & conducted by Claus Ogerman (who also accompanies on piano on 3 tracks, indicated on tracklist with *).  Track #10. "I Loved You", composed by Claus Ogerman.


1.  Claude Debussy: Beau Soir
2.  Joseph Canteloube: Brezairola
3.  Hugo Wolf: Verschwiegene Liebe *
4.  Gabriel Faure: Pavane (Vocalise)
5.  Gabriel Faure: Apres Un Reve
6.  Carl Orff: In Trutina
7.  George Frideric Handel: Lascia Ch'io Pianga
8.  Robert Schumann: Mondnacht *
9.  George Frideric Handel: Dank Sei Dir, Herr
10.  Claus Ogerman: I Loved You *

From the back album cover:

"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."--Leonard Bernstein

From the Liner Notes:

"When one of the greatest popular singers of our time records an album of classical songs, the result has to be something unique. And indeed it is. For her millions of fans, what Barbra has done here will come as a surprise and revelation. Without the slightest sacrifice of her own originality, she brings to these songs a flavor that is hers alone. The freshness, the feel, the inflection are all strictly Barbra's; yet we hear these songs with as much naturalness and expressiveness as their composers could have wished for.

Barbra has been wanting to sing classical songs for a long time, and in choosing Claus Ogerman to work with she shows once again her unfailing ability to do things the right way. In conducting, arranging and accompanying her, Claus provides the musicianship that completely meets the exacting demands of this very special project.

Barbra is one of the most versatile talents in the business, but this record reveals that her versatility and her gifts are even greater than anyone has ever guessed."

LYRICS AND LYRIC TRANSLATIONS AS WELL AS LINER NOTE COMMENTARY FOR EACH TRACK ARE BELOW.  All liner notes and text/lyric translations by Homer Dennison.











Personnel: Barbra Streisand--Vocals; Claus Ogerman--Arranger, conductor, producer, composer (I Loved You), & pianist on tracks 3, 8, and 10.  The Columbia Symphony Orchestra; String orchestra individually uncredited.

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[Original LP]

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[Original LP labels]

Stephane Grappelli, "Uptown Dance", Columbia #35415 (1978).[LP]

Arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.  Album also contains original compositions by Ogerman (see tracklist).


Side 1

Uptown Dance (Ogerman)

Pages of Life

Smoke Rings and Wine

Baubles, Bangles & Beads


Side 2

Favors (Ogerman)


A Waltz Dressed in Blue

Angel Eyes



Stephane Grappelli.


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Musician Personnel:  Stephane Grappelli, solo violin; on "Baubles, Bangles & Beads," "Angel Eyes," "Favors," and "A Waltz Dressed in Blue": Jimmy Rowles--acoustic piano; Ron Carter--acoustic bass; Grady Tate--drums; Jay Berliner--guitar. On "Pages of Life," "Uptown Dance," "Smoke Rings and Wine," "Shadows," and "Nightwind": Richard Tee--Fender Rhodes piano; Anthony Jackson--Fender bass; Steve Gadd--drums; Hugh McCracken--electric guitar; Rubens Bassini--congas and percussion.

Produced by Ettore Stratta.

[Original LP]


[Original LP labels]

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[2008 Japan CD Reissue]

Freddie Hubbard, "The Love Connection", Columbia #JC-36015 (1979).[Original LP]
Freddie Hubbard, "The Love Connection", Columbia #83660 (1980).[LP Reissue]
Freddie Hubbard, "The Love Connection", Columbia/Sony [Japan] #_______ (2008).[CD Reissue]

Entire album arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman.  Contains an original Ogerman composition, "This Dream".


Love Connection (Hubbard)
Brigitte (Hubbard)
This Dream (Ogerman)
Little Sunflower (Hubbard/Jarreau)
Lazy Afternoon (Latouche/Moross)

Personnel: Al Jarreau--Vocals; Buddy Collette--Flute, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor); Tom Scott--Flute, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor); Chester Thompson--Drums; Rubens Bassini--Percussion; Oscar Brashear--Trumpet; Stanley Clarke--Bass; Chick Corea--Keyboards; Chuck Domanico--Bass; Joe Farrell--Flute, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor); Chuck Findley--Trumpet; Freddie Hubbard--Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn; Richard Hyde--Trombone; Guy Lumia--Concert Master; Steve Madaio--Trumpet; Phillip Ranelin--Trombone; Jumma Santos--Percussion; Phil Teele--Trombone; Ernie Watts--Flute, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor); Snooky Young--Trumpet; Dick Hyde--Trombone; Chuck Damonico--Bass; Phil Renelin--Trombone.

From the "Special Thanks" section of the album: "...To Claus Ogerman, the greatest string composer of the century. . . .To George Butler, for his brilliance in bringing Claus and I together. . . ."

Produced by Claus Ogerman and Freddie Hubbard.

Executive Producer: George Butler.

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Andre Kostelanetz, "16 Most Requested Songs", Columbia #40218-2 (1986).[CD Compilation]

Claus Ogerman arranged tracks 9 ("Love Theme From 'The Godfather'") and 15 ("Medley:  You Do Something To Me/I Get A Kick Out of You") on this CD compilation.

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