Julian Bream at the BBC

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Julian Bream at the BBC

Post by DenisJ_III » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi,

I had assumed that this would be referenced here already, but I've failed to find it, so here it is. If anyone is worth referencing twice, JB is!

As a luthiery bonus, spot the bowler at 34:11.


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Post by Adrian Allan » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:34 pm

Thanks for the share

Does anybody know if JB had any children?
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Post by spanishguitarmusic » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:47 pm

Very nice video and I haven't seen it before, which I found it very interesting! I love this kinds of videos! Thank you for sharing.

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Post by RMichael » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:48 pm

This was very informative. Thanks for posting!

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Post by mscman45 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:20 pm

What an awesome post! Thank you so much :D

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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:20 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Does anybody know if JB had any children?
His private life is more or less completely hidden from the world. The video of A Life in the Country which I think was about 1978 when he was 40 something, suggests clearly that he lived then alone with help from a gardener and housekeeper. I have a distant recollection of something in the local press about a son of his but any such thing has rarely been in the public sphere - there may be more in the Palmer book.
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Post by cefyn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:46 pm

DenisJ_III wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:28 pm
As a luthiery bonus, spot the bowler at 34:11.
Romanillos - I think he had a workshop at JBs at one time
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Re: Julian Bream at the BBC

Post by Adrian Allan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:10 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Does anybody know if JB had any children?
His private life is more or less completely hidden from the world. The video of A Life in the Country which I think was about 1978 when he was 40 something, suggests clearly that he lived then alone with help from a gardener and housekeeper. I have a distant recollection of something in the local press about a son of his but any such thing has rarely been in the public sphere - there may be more in the Palmer book.
It does seem a bit strange to be so secretive...not that I am a real gossip merchant, but the odd basic fact about an artist's life can give some insight into his/ her output and wider philosophy.

I also tended to get the impression that he travelled the world alone...which is quite a lonely life, really. I suppose he drove himself up and down the UK to concerts?
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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:17 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:10 pm
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I also tended to get the impression that he travelled the world alone...which is quite a lonely life, really. I suppose he drove himself up and down the UK to concerts?
In a bumpy old MG (no wonder one of his Romanillos guitars got cracked) in fact I think he drove round Europe as well. Latterly he had a Morris Minor, seen in various videos, but last he was seen in a VW Polo locally.
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Re: Julian Bream at the BBC

Post by Carey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:10 am

Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Thanks for the share

Does anybody know if JB had any children?
Bream had a stepson, if I remember correctly from 'A Life on the Road'.
I think keeping one's private life private is admirable.

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Post by Allister Slingenberg » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:16 pm

Love the cockney accent when he was really young. What a lad!
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Re: Julian Bream at the BBC

Post by tkb » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:26 am

I thought the BBC did a fine job of showcasing Bream, revealed him to be interesting beyond his music. The BBC program can be found on YouTube, highly recommend it

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Re: Julian Bream at the BBC

Post by oc chuck » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:11 pm

In some of the video his left hand is fretting single notes with the pads
of his fingers, in other parts he plays on the tip. I believe he struggled with
this several times in his career.
Maybe a habit he learned playing jazz guitar.

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Re: Julian Bream at the BBC

Post by Flawiler63 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:00 pm

Thanks for this great post. What an artist! Reminds me of all the old records of his I bought ages ago.He really made me appreciate lute music for the first time.

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Re: Julian Bream at the BBC

Post by FrankBlack » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:46 pm

Seeing him playing that Django tune with such gusto speaks volumes about the man. His passion for music certainly comes through. It isn't just notes and technical proficiency to him: it is true emotional communication.

Thank you for the link.

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