im afraid not, his records are edited within an inch of their life - you can hear to edits clicks all over - but i still love it.Kevin Cowen wrote:He's "live" every time I hear him.
And every time I hear him he's flawless.
I heard one of those concerts in Oxford in the mid 60s. Breathtaking is a good word; it was one of the high points in my concert-going career! I saw him many years later (late 90s I think) at a concert at Claydon House in Buckinghamshire, when his playing was distinctly lacklustre.norban wrote:...He played guitar in the first part and lute in the second part.The renditions were breathtaking...
I'm sure most everybody would agree. Ideally both passion and perfection of course! I once attended a recital that was as far as I could tell completely without mistakes, and it was terribly terribly dull. But that was because the player was playing very safe, and had so impressed the venue with his previous recital that he'd been re-booked rather too soon and in seeking new repertoire was doing fairly easy things without engaging with the pieces.LukeMarsden wrote:really interesting - you see for me i'd rather have a passionate player that makes mistakes rather than perfect performance.
julian bream is so much more than the music, he seems to be a personality, like segovia, so it so much more than just the notes.
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