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Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

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Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

Julian Bream - Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998;
Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: EMI Classics | # 7243 5 55123 2 1 | Time: 01:09:56

Julian Bream is, without a doubt, one of the premiere classical guitarists of the modern recording era. Comparisons between great guitarists is often unfair and misleading as they each have their own styles - and each musician and his/her style tends to be particularly well suited to certain types of music. For example, Andres Segovia's style, cultivated by self-teaching throughout his now ended life, concentrated on flowing legatto smoothness and flowing melodies. Bream's, on the other hand, while equally masterful, is better characterized as emphasizing the precision and crispness of each and every individual note. What better composer to focus on to show this particular proclivity that J. S. Bach, whose work, having been written largely for the keyboards (harpsichord) but also for the lute and triple harp, tends to emphasize the kinds of music Bream excels at. Stacatto phrasings, each written to be played with crystalline exactness, are the types of pieces wherein Bream's magnificence is conspicuous and best showcased. Thus, the special relevance of this particular compilation of some of his best Bach work on this CD.

It includes only four major pieces - each of which has, of course, subsets/parts. The Basic pieces are all by J.S. Bach and include:

1. Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998

2. Suite BWV 996

3. Chaconne from Partita BWV 1004, and

4. Parita BMV 1006a

Originally recorded in 1994 and recently re-released by EMI Classics, this CD showcases Bream's greatest abilities as a musician of chiming precision and maturity. The fact that his renditions of these pieces are unique and differ in many ways from the versions recorded by Segovia, Williams and others - render them no less excellent. Simply put, they are different. Excellence comes in many flavors! Born in 1933, he is, perhaps, the most thoroughly accomplished of living classical guitarists and it is arguable that his style represents more than a 'difference' with Segovia's musicianship - but a generational C change and progression in the interpretation of pieces such as these written, by-in-large, in the 18th century.

No matter how you see this issue, I am confident that any lover of classical guitar will enjoy (many times) this CD and Bream's highly stylized and precise renditions of some of J.S. Bach's most memorable and complex masterworks.

Review by D. Reinstein

Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)



Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)



Tracklist:

Prelude Fugue and Allegro BWV 998
01. I. Prelude (03:03)
02. II. Fugue (06:54)
03. III. Allegro (02:54)

Suite BWV 996
04. I. Prelude (03:03)
05. II. Allemande (02:09)
06. III. Courante (03:35)
07. IV. Sarabande (04:44)
08. V. Bourree (01:34)
09. VI. Gigue (03:37)

10. Parita No.2 BWV 1004 - Chaconne (15:47)

Partita No.3 BWV 1006a
11. I. Prelude (04:45)
12. II. Loure (04:22)
13. III. Gavotte en Rondeau (03:30)
14. IV. Menuett I - Menuett II - Menuett I (05:30)
15. V. Bourree (02:01)
16. VI. Gigue (02:20)


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log date: 2015-11-22 18:40:38

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR17 -3.12 dB -24.69 dB 6:55 02-Prelude Fugue and Allegro BWV 998 - II. Fugue
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DR15 -7.49 dB -25.85 dB 3:38 09-Suite BWV 996 - VI. Gigue
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DR15 -8.66 dB -27.01 dB 4:22 12-Partita No.3 BWV 1006a - II. Loure
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Julian Bream - J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998; Suite BWV 996; Chaconne from Parita No.2; Partita No.3 (1994)

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