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Barbara, more present than ever


INVESTIGATION – A quarter of a century after her death, the singer has far fewer detractors than during her lifetime. Above all, she has a nephew who skilfully watches over her work. The proof with many singers who claim to be the lady in black.

Barbara was not working for posterity, but posterity was very generous with her.

A quarter of a century after the death of the artist, at the age of 67, his repertoire is more alive than ever.

Universal Music has just put it back on stage with great elegance through a new integral, which unfolds on a record number of 29 CDs.

Or all of the studio recordings and the great Parisian concerts of the Lady in Black.

Assembled by project manager Bruno Haye, this sum illustrated by the painter Marc Véran benefited from the assistance of Jean-François Fontana, specialist in the work.

“I have been an admirer since the end of the 1960s”

, confides this retiree from National Education, adding:

“I was lucky to have a ten-year personal relationship with her.”

It was the singer herself who had slipped her name to Jean-Yves Billet, the man responsible for composing her first integral, thirty years ago.

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Source: lefigaro

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