“Alma Española” is a new album released by Grammy Award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin and Grammy Award winning singer Isabel Leonard on the Bridge Records label. It’s an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar, including twelve arrangements by Isbin.
The Philadelphia Inquirer described Leonard and Isbin’s performance as “Feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases... glimpses of heaven,” and The New York Times referred to the “Soulful depth” of their interpretations. The collaboration of Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin brings together one of today’s brightest vocal stars, heard on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, and Paris Opera, with a guitar virtuoso acclaimed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.”
I recently sat down with Sharon Isbin to chat about her career and her collaboration with Isabel Leonard.
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, 88.9 WCVE