Julian Bream: My Life In Music
1 DVD - Label: Avie - AV2110 - Nocturne, Op.70 - Britten, Benjamin - Guitar: Julian Bream, Gramophone Awards 2007: Best of Category - DVD Gramophone Magazine: DVD of the Month - January 2007
With remarkable self-awareness, Julian Bream retired gracefully from performing when he felt his fingers losing their old adeptness. But he’s still one of the more fascinating talkers about music. Here, Bream’s enjoyable opinions and anecdotes are interspersed with some predictably fine footage of his performing days. Absorbing stuff.
“(Julian Bream is) an outstanding musician with a fascinating life story, and I much admire the way he set about making this DVD regardless of whether any company would take it on.” Peter Dickinson, Gramophone “This makes it into the top five on several counts: the film was made without the constraints of television schedules and take full advantage of the new medium; it has a generous three hours of material; its subject is as entertaining on his life and career as he is illuminating about the music he plays. It appeals as much to the specialist as to the general viewer.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2008