Rare Video of Bream & Walton

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Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by LukeMarsden » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:39 am

Thought I'd share this with you all...

I came across some rare (ish) footage of Bream and Walton from a Documentary on Walton.

Really lovely stuff....Bream is in and out of the program.

Here's the link: https://youtu.be/PK1y1k7zDgw?t=1h5m52s

Anyone else got any rare gems of Bream?

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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by pima1234 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:46 am

Love the Bagatelles.

I'm sure the entire doc is very good.
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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:49 am

Wonderful! - warning ... Willie Walton wearing water-wings 🤓
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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by LukeMarsden » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:20 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:49 am
Wonderful! - warning ... Willie Walton wearing water-wings 🤓
haha! yes it kind of makes him look like any old grandpa in the pool

very funny though!

...and footage of Bream drinking again!

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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by LukeMarsden » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:20 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:49 am
Wonderful! - warning ... Willie Walton wearing water-wings 🤓
haha! yes it kind of makes him look like any old grandpa in the pool

very funny though!

...and footage of Bream drinking again!

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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by Guitar-ded » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:34 pm

I went to have a watch of this but it's been 'blocked in my country on copyright grounds'.
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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by tubeman » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:51 pm

Bream and Henze working on a section of "The Royal Winter Music". (After a game of badminton...)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErO1RgVKEuY
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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by CathyCate » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:50 am

Thanks for posting, Luke.

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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by brooks » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:56 am

Guitar-ded wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:34 pm
I went to have a watch of this but it's been 'blocked in my country on copyright grounds'.
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One of my favourite scenes from My Life in Music was Bream playing Walton's 2nd Bagatelle for the composer at the latter's home in Ischia. They're sitting outside in what looks like a beautiful setting, and Walton, glass of wine in hand and evidently ravished by the music coming from Bream's guitar, says something not quite audible but apparently self-deprecating about such beauty coming not from him, Walton, but from the guitarist. Bream responds, "That's exactly as you wrote it." To which Walton replies, "I know it is, but you've got it better."
Such a touching and meaningful tribute to the magic Bream could create with his playing when the composer gives more of the credit for a moving performance of his own music to the performer than himself.

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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:53 am

brooks wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:56 am

One of my favourite scenes from My Life in Music was Bream playing Walton's 2nd Bagatelle for the composer at the latter's home in Ischia. They're sitting outside in what looks like a beautiful setting, and Walton, glass of wine in hand and evidently ravished by the music coming from Bream's guitar, says something not quite audible but apparently self-deprecating about such beauty coming not from him, Walton, but from the guitarist. Bream responds, "That's exactly as you wrote it." To which Walton replies, "I know it is, but you've got it better."
Such a touching and meaningful tribute to the magic Bream could create with his playing when the composer gives more of the credit for a moving performance of his own music to the performer than himself.
That's in the documentary. Walton said, I think, "that's new", after the tambora at the end of Bagatelle 2, Bream says "that's how you wrote it", its as though Walton was trying to cover up that he'd forgotten a detail and showed it up on camera, by suggesting JB had got it better; its not as though its a hard thing to get. Funnily enough I'd always assumed the tamb. was Bream's idea.
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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by Adrian Allan » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:01 am

I watched this and found out a few interesting facts
  • He trained as a chorister as a child
    He found the process of composing a real challenge and wrote on average on piece per year
    His concerto for viola was at first rejected and sent straight back by viola virtuoso Lionel Tetris and was also disliked by Elgar
    He never mastered an instrument,not even the piano
    His most famous works are probably Symphony 1 and Belshazzar's Feast, an Oratorio
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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by Adrian Allan » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:02 am

double post, sorry
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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by brooks » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:01 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:53 am

That's in the documentary. Walton said, I think, "that's new", after the tambora at the end of Bagatelle 2, Bream says "that's how you wrote it", its as though Walton was trying to cover up that he'd forgotten a detail and showed it up on camera, by suggesting JB had got it better; its not as though its a hard thing to get. Funnily enough I'd always assumed the tamb. was Bream's idea.
Ah, thanks for clarifying that, Stephen...I couldn't make out what he said and didn't realize it referred to the tambora. I guess I read too much into it. Still a nice moment, and JB seemed amused.

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Re: Rare Video of Bream & Walton

Post by LukeMarsden » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:22 pm

does anyone else have anymore "rare" footage of Bream...

I really think we "followers" of the master should build a library collection of him.

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