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Julian Bream and John Williams "LIVE"

 
Julian Bream and John Williams "LIVE"


Recorded: October 15, 1978 and October 18, 1978.
Location:

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, USA - October 15, 1978.

    Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, NY, USA - October 18, 1978.

Instrument: Guitar-Robert Bouchet, 1964 (Julian Bream). The guitar builder for John Williams' guitar on this recording is not available.
Producer: Peter Dellheim
Recording Engineer: Edwin Begley
Label: RCA Red Seal
Released: February 1979

  • John Johnson: Pavan (Boston)
  • John Johnson: Galliard (New York)
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Partie Polonaise Suite for Two Lutes in B-flat major - Ouverture
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Partie Polonaise Suite for Two Lutes in B-flat major - Harlequinade
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Partie Polonaise Suite for Two Lutes in B-flat major - Le ris
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Partie Polonaise Suite for Two Lutes in B-flat major - Rigidon
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Partie Polonaise Suite for Two Lutes in B-flat major - Combattans
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Partie Polonaise Suite for Two Lutes in B-flat major - Gigue
  • Fernando Sor: Fantasía for Two Guitars, Op.54- Andante allegro
  • Fernando Sor: Fantasía for Two Guitars,  Op.54- Andantino
  • Fernando Sor: Fantasía for Two Guitars,  Op.54- Allegro dans le genre espagnole
  • Johannes Brahms: Theme and Variations, Op. 18
  • Gabriel Fauré: Dolly, Op. 56- Berceuse 
  • Gabriel Fauré: Dolly, Op. 56- Mi-a-ou  
  • Gabriel Fauré: Dolly, Op. 56- Le Jardin de Dolly 
  • Gabriel Fauré: Dolly, Op. 56- Kitty-valse  
  • Gabriel Fauré: Dolly, Op. 56- Tendresse 
  • Gabriel Fauré: Dolly, Op. 56- Le Pas espagnol (Boston-New York)
  • Claude Debussy: Reverie
  • Claude Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk
  • Claude Debussy: Claire de lune
  • Isaac Albéniz: Suite Española 1, Op. 47 - Castilla (Seguidillas)
  • Enrique Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas, Op. 37, No. 2 - Oriental



Webmaster's note:

In October 1978, both Julian and John under took their first joint North American tour after having recorded two albums "together" in the recent past. The tour was short but they played to sold out audiences in Washington, Boston, New York, Ann Arbor and Toronto. The "Live" album is comprised from the live taping of both the Symphony Hall concert in Boston, Massachusetts on October 15, and at the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on October 18. On October 19, both musicians and Peter Dellheim, the producer, met to review the tapes and select the pieces that would make up the final album. The tapings chosen for one composer were not always from the same concert. Also, in at least one piece, the final movement from Dolly, the final product is a combination edited from both concerts. 

The entire original double LP album, until recently, had yet to have a complete CD version. The entire contents of the LP version is now available on one disc as part of the new box set "The Complete RCA Album Collection". Before this recent box collection was available, all tracks from this particular album were in digital format but not all were necessarily easily obtainable or on the same release. The French CD release of "Live" is nearly complete (missing only Oriental by Granados) and while out of print, some copies are sometimes available through ebay. Additionally, most tracks from "LIVE" are available as bonus cuts through other CD repackagings such as the Together CDs and the newly released Julian Bream: My Favorite Albums. This 10 CD collection is a digitally remastered reproduction of the original LPs in "CD miniatures". The Live album is one of the albums represented in this box set but it is the only album in the set with tracks omitted due to not being able to fit the content of a double LP album on one CD.

LP

Julian Bream and John Williams "LIVE" ARL2-3090 (initial LP release)


Reissues:


CD

JULIAN BREAM AND JOHN WILLIAMS "LIVE"

RCA Red Seal France 70+ minutes


Webmaster's note:

Julian Bream and John Williams "LIVE" CD: RCA Red Seal France 70+ minutes- Most of the LP was squeezed into one CD.
Includes all 4 sides of the double LP  except the last piece (the concert encore), Granados: Oriental, was omitted due to lack of space. Additionally, the different movements by the composer were not separated into different tracks on this CD version. Track 1 is both the Pavan and Gaillard by Johnson, etc... Only Debussy's pieces were separated into different tracks since all 3 pieces are unassociated works by the composer. This French CD has no information as to when it was manufactured. No information is provide on remastering either but it sounds close, if not identical, to the "Together" and "Together Again" CD remasterings (both were repackaged with bonus tracks from the Live album in addition to the actual recordings present on the original LPs).  


Compilations:


LP

None known


CD

TOGETHER: JULIAN BREAM  & JOHN WILLIAMS (compilation)

RCA Gold Seal. 090266145027. Released 05/25/1993
Includes the entire Together album with bonus selections from the "Live" album: Faure's "Dolly Suite", Granado's "Oriental" and Albéniz "Castilla" pieces are included on Together


TOGETHER AGAIN: JULIAN BREAM  & JOHN WILLIAMS (compilation)
RCA Gold Seal. 090266145225. Released 05/25/1993

Includes the entire Together Again album with bonus selections from the "Live" album: The 2 Johnson pieces, Partie Polonaise Suite byTelemann and the 3 Debussy compositions are included on Together Again


TOGETHER/TOGETHER AGAIN  (2 CD compilation)

RCA Victor/BMG/Heritage Society.  523791H. Released 1994.

Contains all the selections in the Julian & John (Together) and the Julian and John/2 (Together Again) albums. It also includes all of the selections form the "Live" album except for the Brahms: Theme and Variations, Op. 18 and the Sor: Fantasía for Two Guitars, Op.54.


TOGETHER - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION  (2 CD compilation)
RCA Victor/BMG. 0743212013429. Released 1994.
Contains all the selections in the Julian & John (Together) and the Julian and John/2 (Together Again) albums. It also includes all of the selections form the "Live" album except for the Brahms: Theme and Variations, Op. 18 and the Sor: Fantasía for Two Guitars, Op.54.



Compilation CD Box Sets:

JULIAN BREAM EDITION - THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION (box set compilation)

RCA  Gold Seal/BMG Music. Released 1993. 
*The selections on this release, along with the other two albums recorded with John Williams, were NOT included in the Julian Bream Edition Box Set!!!

JULIAN BREAM: MY FAVORITE ALBUMS (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Classical. Released July 2010
Disc 9 - Julian Bream and John Williams "LIVE"
The Live album is one of the albums represented in this box set but it is the only album in the set with tracks omitted due to not being able to fit the content of a double LP album on one CD. The selections omitted are Faure’s "Dolly Suite", Sor’s "Fantasie, Op. 54", and the Brahms' "Theme and Variations, Op. 18".


THE COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION -CLASSICAL GUITAR ANTHOLOGY (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Music Entertainment. Released 2013.
Disc 29 - Julian Bream and John Williams "LIVE"

*All the selections from the double LP included in 1 disc!!!!