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Julian Bream - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2 CDs)

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Julian Bream - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2 CDs)

Julian Bream - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2 CDs)
Classical | EAC (APE+CUE+LOG) | full 300dpi scans | 676 MB
BMG/RCA Read Seal | 1999 | 74321 63465 2 | rar files | 3% recovery

The second cd alone is worth twice the compilation's asking price.

Tracks

CD 1
01 Vivaldi / Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93: I - Allegro giusto
02 Vivaldi / Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93: II - Largo
03 Vivaldi / Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93: III - Allegro
04 Cutting / Packington's Pounds
05 Cutting / Greensleeves
06 Dowland / Fantasia 'A Fancy'
07 Sanz / Canarios
08 Albeniz / Sonata in D
09 Albeniz / Leyenda (Asturias)
10 de Falla / The Miller's Dance
11 Tarrega / Recuerdos de la Alhambra
12 Villa-Lobos / Choros no 1
13 Villa-Lobos / Prelude no 1 in E minor
14 Villa-Lobos / Prelude no 2 in D
15 Rodrigo / En los trigales
16 Rodrigo / Concierto de Aranjuez: I - Allegro con spirito
17 Rodrigo / Concierto de Aranjuez: II - Adagio
18 Rodrigo / Concierto de Aranjuez: III - Allegro con brio

CD 2
01 Albeniz / Mallorca, Op. 202
02 Albeniz / Suite Espanola, Op. 47: 1: Cataluna
03 Albeniz / Suite Espanola, Op. 47: 2: Granada
04 Albeniz / Suite Espanola, Op. 47: 3: Sevilla
05 Albeniz / Suite Espanola, Op. 47: 4: Cadiz
06 Albeniz / Cantos De Espana, Op. 232 No. 4: Cordoba
07 Granados / Cuentos Para La Juventud: Dedicatoria
08 Granados / Tonadilla: La Maja De Goya
09 Granados / Villanesca: Danza Espanola No. 4
10 Granados / Valses Poeticos
11 Granados / Danza Espanola No. 5
12 Rodrigo / Tres Piezas Espanolas: Fandango
13 Rodrigo / Tres Piezas Espanolas: Passacaglia
14 Rodrigo / Tres Piezas Espanolas: Zapateado

Review by Richard Christie (NZ) @ amazon.com
This two cd set is an odd juxtaposition. The first cd consists of a sampler of Bream's career output - but without (and I believe the omission is disgraceful) any acknowledgement of Bream's significant contribution toward the creation of a truly 20th century concert repertoire for guitar. The second cd is a re-release of his superb early 1980's recording of Albeniz and Granados transcriptions with the added bonus of a sublime interpretation of the "Three Spanish Pieces" by J Rodrigo.

Speaking as a musician I find the selections and the production of the first cd problematic. We get a few of the more lightweight examples of renaissance lute and baroque guitar (but no JS Bach and no (solo) baroque lute work); we get no vihuela repertoire and nothing truly representative of classical period composition. We do have all six movements from two contrasting concertos but the remainder of the cd consists mostly of neo-romantic repertoire from the twentieth century. In addition the recording quality is highly variable; for example one of the Villa Lobos pieces sounds as though it was recorded in an indoor swimming complex. Given the cd's title more care should have been taken to better represent Bream's career and musical diversity. In the opinion of one familiar with Bream's output this is a disappointing selection. Well played but not representative of the artist nor the art form.

However the opposite is the case with the second cd. These recordings were made at a time when Bream set out to commit to (then) vinyl, via the guitar, the musical heritage of Spain. Bream here was at the height of his interpretive power - and a fine film documentary also resulted from this endeavour.

The inclusion of the Rodrigo set makes this cd a better buy than the original Albeniz and Granados recording, although those who find this compilation rewarding might perhaps profit from researching Bream's catalogue, and adding the complete recording from which the Rodrigo is sourced (circa 1980-90) to their collection.

As for the Albeniz and Granados Bream offers his own transcriptions. These tread a fine line between fidelity to the piano scores and Bream's concept of what works on the guitar. As a general observation Bream seeks to include significantly more of the original score's textures than do many of his peers (e.g. J Williams, P Romero). At the same time he is not averse to significantly modifying the original (e.g. amongst others 'Granada' and 'Cordoba'). Such a process is part of any transcription but here the results are not only excellent but also personal to Bream, as a result we have further confirmation of the craft of a great performing artist.

Every listener will discover their own favourites and I have more than space allows me to relate. I believe that Bream brings more expression to his performances of the Valses Poeticos by Granados than any other guitarist I have heard, and the Passacaglia by Rodrigo is played with such a sense of a brooding menace that my spine tingles every time I listen to it.

The second cd alone is worth twice the compilation's asking price.

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

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