LABELS: RCA Gold Seal
WORKS: Together: Albéniz, Carulli, Falla, Fauré, Granados, Lawes, Ravel, Sor/ Together Again: Albéniz, Carulli, Debussy, Granados, Giuliani, Johnson, Telemann
PERFORMER: Julian Bream & John Williams (guitars)
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 61450 2; 09026 61452 2 ADD (2 separate discs) (1971/78; 1973/78)
Bream and Williams make a dream duo, and the three Together LPs from the Seventies are arguably the finest ever made of music for two guitars. RCA has repackaged them onto two CDs, adding tracks from the original Together Live disc to the earlier studio-recorded collections to give excellent value for money.
The music is highly attractive, and the rapport between the two guitarists and stylishness of the playing are really something special. Be warned: buy one, and you’ll want the other. David Michaels