It's maestro Julian Bream. I've made my decision...

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Re: It's maestro Julian Bream. I've made my decision...

Post by rojarosguitar » Mon May 11, 2015 10:25 am

Any 'final', decision makes me smile ... they invoke their own fall.
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Post by RoryJohn » Mon May 11, 2015 6:00 pm

Who is Bream?
The horse, he kept running; the rider was bread.

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Post by markodarko » Mon May 11, 2015 7:18 pm

RoryJohn wrote:Who is Bream?
You know, Mr Bream the friendly fish guitarist?
Negative, I am a meat popsicle.

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Post by andi33x » Mon May 11, 2015 8:25 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:Any 'final', decision makes me smile ... they invoke their own fall.
Haha, this was my first thought here. :merci:
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Re: It's maestro Julian Bream. I've made my decision...

Post by Kenbobpdx » Mon May 11, 2015 9:21 pm

markodarko wrote:
RoryJohn wrote:Who is Bream?
You know, Mr Bream the friendly fish guitarist?
And I thought Trey Anastasio was the guitarist for Phish!
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Post by Mick the Ramirez Man » Mon May 11, 2015 9:25 pm

Though he's not my favorite to listen to, I'm objective enough to admit that Julian Bream is the King of the Classical Guitar. :kap:

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Post by RoryJohn » Mon May 11, 2015 10:14 pm

markodarko wrote:
RoryJohn wrote:Who is Bream?
You know, Mr Bream the friendly fish guitarist?
Ah yes, I know the chap - always found his approach a tad coarse if I'm honest....
The horse, he kept running; the rider was bread.

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Post by riffmeister » Mon May 11, 2015 10:17 pm

MarkInLA wrote:I love love love Dave Russell, Ana, Roland, John, Andre', Delcamp, and many others. It's been Russell for a long long time for me. But after re-watching Julian's 1978 concert I must say, to me anyway, maestro Bream is the most astounding, gifted, greatest performer of classical music for the classical guitar, since Segovia ! ! I declare, the entire, what, one hour, non-stop (I think) Bach, Villa-LLobos, Albeniz, et al, had not one discernible glitch and very few squeaks. Not everyone will agree. But for me, that's my final decision. Julian Bream, the guitarist of the century...
Please, let's not get into a battle over this as it's only my stance and many of you, yours. Please, even if it hurts, don't offer ifs and whys and shouldas. If you agree with me, love to hear it. This is a salute, not a provocation. And trying to convince me otherwise is fruitless. In our particular forum, love is in the ears of the beholder....
I agree. No one has exceeded the expressive musicality of Julian Bream, in my opinion.

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Post by Polifemo de Oro » Mon May 11, 2015 10:43 pm

I was fortunate enough to have attended many concerts given by both Segovia and Bream. When Segovia would come on stage he would absolutely take the breath away from an audience. Same with Julian Bream. They both had enormous stage presence and nobody alive playing today can even come close to having that same kind of both personal and aesthetic command and authority. Nobody. And probably nobody ever will again.

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Post by Pat Dodson » Mon May 11, 2015 11:29 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:And yet even with the comb-over, Bream has more fawning wannabelovers than I'll ever have, with my full head of hair and thinning talent. So Bream wins on all counts, dammit!
These pictures of Julian and Ana at similar ages might suggest Julian also had the edge on luxurious barnet.
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Post by Polifemo de Oro » Mon May 11, 2015 11:53 pm

Oh, that's a lovely picture of Ana.

I take back what I said in my last posting. I'm firmly in HER camp now. She is the greatest that ever was and ever will be. :mrgreen:

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Post by Frederic » Tue May 12, 2015 12:48 am

Yes, Bream is an awe-inspiring performer. I attended his concert at Stratford during the summer of 1967, performing the Concerto de Aranjuez. He deservedly held the audience in the palm of his hand. In addition, Bream fought a hard battle to introduce the classical guitar to to academic community of Great Britain. He won the battle, very much to his credit.

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Post by markodarko » Tue May 12, 2015 12:54 am

Polifemo de Oro wrote:I'm firmly in her camp now.
You maaaay want to rephrase that. :wink:
Negative, I am a meat popsicle.

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Post by Polifemo de Oro » Tue May 12, 2015 1:02 am

You maaaay want to rephrase that. :wink:
Marko, I said it. And i meant every word. :wink:

Messrs. Segovia and Bream are now but a faint memory for me.

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Post by jayjayrose » Tue May 12, 2015 2:28 am

Well, at the risk of repeating myself (I may have posted this elsewhere) I'd like to say that I recently bought the mega CD series of Bream's favorite recordings. Love it! And speaking of comb-overs, I saw Julian and John at Jordan Hall in Boston years ago. At one point a breeze came out of nowhere and blew Bream's music around; so he pulled a comb out of a pocket and weighted down his music with it - which, of course, brought down the house ;-) A great concert!
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