Julian Bream covers Villa Lobos Prelude No. 1 in this one. Really great stuff, It’s amazing how a few simple things really take a piece to a new level.
In this video Bream covers Britten’s Nocturnal. Unfortunately the first performance has been cut out, so there’s not much to relate Bream’s discussion to.
On Albeniz’s Sevilla breams advice is, “not too fast.” Bream talks about a rhythmic truth: the more even and precise your rhythm is, the faster (and, of course, cleaner) you sound. It’s not all about how fast.
Bream discusses a Bach Fugue. Really good large scale interpretation advice right at the beginning of this video.
In other news: Bream’s tone is amazing. Even on these old videos it sounds amazing, just imagine what he would have sounded like in concert.