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Julian Bream - Early Years: Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60

Julian Bream - Early Years: Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60

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Classical and Spanish guitar virtuoso Julian Bream was probably the only instrumentalist of his generation to match the extraordinary talent of his contemporary John Williams among the artists who popularised the music, as well as exploring the potential of the lute in interpreting historical works for that much-ignored instrument.

Inspired by jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, he proved something of a child prodigy, studying at the Royal College of Music, and made his concert debut in 1947 at the age of 13. Bream’s playing can be characterised as virtuosic and highly expressive, with an eye for details, and with strong use of contrasting timbres. He did not consistently hold his right-hand fingers at right angles to the strings, but used a less rigid hand position for tonal variety.

This 58-track collection comprises the complete contents of five of his early albums, Spanish Guitar Music Vol.1, Spanish Guitar Music Vol.2, A Bach Recital For The Guitar, and Julian Bream Plays Dowland, on which he plays the lute, for the Westminster label and The Art Of Julian Bream for RCA. These include pieces played on the guitar composed by Fernando Sor, Joaquin Turina, Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Federico Moreno Torroba, J. S. Bach, Girolamo Frescobald, Mateo Albéniz, Domenico Scarlatti, Domenico Cimarosa, Domenico Cimarosa, Lennox Berkeley, Joaquín Rodrigo, Maurice Ravel, Albert Roussel, and lute compositions by John Dowland.

All recorded between 1956 and 1959, the tracks which appear here demonstrate his highly-developed talent and expertise from the earliest days of his recording career.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Estudio For Guitar No. 5 - Op. 35 - Estudio No. 20 in B Minor (F Julian Bream

2

Estudio For Guitar No. 12 - Op. 6, No. 6 iIn A Major (Fernando S Julian Bream
3 Estudio For Guitar No. 9 - Op. 31, No. 20 In A Minor (Fernando S Julian Bream
4 Sonata For Guitar In C Major, Op. 22 3. Minuetto (Fernando Sor) Julian Bream
5 Fantasia, Op. 7 Largo (Fernando Sor) Julian Bream
6 Sonata For Guitar In C Major, Op. 22 4. Rondo. Allegretto (Fern Julian Bream
7 6 Little Pieces, Op. 5 No. 5: Andante Largo (Fernando Sor) Julian Bream
8 Homenaje A Tárrega, Op. 69 - No. 1. Garrotin (Joaquin Turina) Julian Bream
9 Homenaje A Tárrega, Op. 69 - No. 2. Soleares (Joaquin Turina) Julian Bream
10 Fandanguillo, Op. 36 (Joaquin Turina) Julian Bream
11 Sonata in D Minor Op, 61 - Ráfaga, Op. 53 (Joaquin Turina) Julian Bream
12 Homenaje 'Le Tombeau de Debussy' (Manuel de Falla) Julian Bream
13 5 Preludes For Guitar - No. 1 In E Minor (Villa-Lobos) Julian Bream
14 5 Preludes For Guitar - No. 2 In E Major (Villa-Lobos) Julian Bream
15 5 Preludes For Guitar - No. 3 In A Minor (Villa-Lobos) Julian Bream
16 5 Preludes For Guitar - No. 4 In E Minor (Villa-Lobos) Julian Bream
17 5 Preludes For Guitar - No. 5 In D Major (Villa-Lobos) Julian Bream
18 Preludio In E Major (Federico Moreno Torroba) Julian Bream
19 Sonatina In A Major - 1. Allegretto (Federico Moreno Torroba) Julian Bream
20 Sonatina In A Major - 2. Andante (Federico Moreno Torroba) Julian Bream
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Sonatina In A Major - 3. Allegro (Federico Moreno Torroba) Julian Bream
2 Nocturno in A Minor (Federico Moreno Torroba) Julian Bream
3 Burgalesa In F Sharp Major (Federico Moreno Torroba) Julian Bream
4 J.S. Bach: Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 - Julian Bream
5 J.S. Bach: Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999 (Played in D minor) Julian Bream
6 J.S. Bach: Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 - Sarabande Julian Bream
7 J.S. Bach: Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 - Bourée Julian Bream
8 J.S. Bach: Partita for Lute in C Minor, BWV 997 - Prelude Julian Bream
9 J.S. Bach: Partita for Lute in C Minor, BWV 997 - Fugue Julian Bream
10 J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat major, BWV 998 - Julian Bream
11 J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat major, BWV 998 - Julian Bream
12 J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat major, BWV 998 - Julian Bream
13 John Dowland: Queen Elizabeth's Galliard Julian Bream
14 John Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae Pavan Julian Bream
15 John Dowland: Mrs. White's Nothinge Julian Bream
16 John Dowland: Mrs. Vaux's Gigge Julian Bream
17 John Dowland: Farewell (A Fancy) Julian Bream
18 John Dowland: Orlando Sleepeth Julian Bream
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 John Dowland: Fantasia Julian Bream
2 John Dowland: King of Denmark's Galliard Julian Bream
3 John Dowland: Melancholy Galliard Julian Bream
4 John Dowland: My Ladye Hunsdon's Puffe Julian Bream
5 John Dowland: Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens Julian Bream
6 John Dowland: Almain (An Unnamed Piece) Julian Bream
7 John Dowland: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral Julian Bream
8 John Dowland: Forlorne Hope Fancy Julian Bream
9 Aria con variazioni detta "La Frescobalda" (Girolamo Frescobaldi Julian Bream
10 Sonata in D major (Mateo Albéniz arr. Pujol) Julian Bream
11 Sonata in C minor, K 11 (played in E minor) (Domenico Scarlatti Julian Bream
12 Sonata in B minor, K 87 (played in E minor) (Domenico Scarlatti Julian Bream
13 Sonata in C-sharp minor (Domenico Cimarosa arr. Bream) Julian Bream
14 Sonata in A major (Domenico Cimarosa arr. Bream) Julian Bream
15 Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 1. Allegretto (Lennox Berkeley) Julian Bream
16 Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 2. Lento (Lennox Berkeley) Julian Bream
17 Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 3. Rondo (Lennox Berkeley) Julian Bream
18 En los trigales (Joaquín Rodrigo) Julian Bream
19 Pavane pour une infante défunte (Maurice Ravel arr. Bream) Julian Bream
20 Segovia, Op. 29 (Albert Roussel) Julian Bream
  • Artist:
    Julian Bream
  • EAN:
    824046912529
  • Discs:
    3
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    October 2022
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9125
  • Weight:
    0.2kg