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The Essential Julian Bream


Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 374696   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Joaquin RodrigoHeitor Villa-LobosLuigi BoccheriniMauro Giuliani,   ... 
Performer:  Julian BreamGeorge MalcolmJohn Williams
Conductor:  John Eliot GardinerAndré PrevinLeo Brouwer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of EuropeJulian Bream Consort
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 41 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical celebrates the artist’s 80th birthday with The Essential Julian Bream. Throughout his long career, the charismatic British guitarist and lutenist’s virtuosic playing has enraptured audiences, inspired composers and won him four Grammy Awards®. This special 2-CD collection reflects the vast variety of music that Bream has championed, ranging from such popular Spanish classics as Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra, to the Elizabethan gems that Bream himself brought back to life. The Essential Julian Bream includes the artist’s own editions and arrangements of works by Albeniz, Boccherini, Falla, Granados, Handel, Paganini and Vivaldi as well as his famous collaborations with fellow Read more artists, tenor Robert Tear and guitarist John Williams. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1982 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra: 2. Andantino e Andante - Cadenza by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: Modern 
Written: 1951 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1971 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: 1st movement, Villano y Ricercare by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Leo Brouwer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: 2nd movement, Españoleta by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Leo Brouwer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: 3rd movement, Danza de las Hachas by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Leo Brouwer
Period: Modern 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6.
Fantasía para un gentilhombre: 4th movement, Canario by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Conductor:  Leo Brouwer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7.
Introduction and Fandango, arrangement after the Quintet for Guitar & strings, G. 448 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 11/1967/12/1967 
Venue:  Bishopsgate Institute, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
Guitar Concerto in A major, Op. 30: 3. Alla polacca by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Decca Studios, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9.
Concerto in F major, for lute and strings: 3. Tempo di Minuetto by Karl Ignatz Kohaut
Performer:  Julian Bream (Lute)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 294: 1. Andante allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Julian Bream (Lute)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
11.
Fantasia in D minor, BK 46 by William Byrd
Performer:  Julian Bream (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Julian Bream Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; England 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
12.
Tres libros de musica en cifras: Fantasia no 10 by Alonso de Mudarra
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1546; Spain 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13.
Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra espanola, Book 1: Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
14.
Fantasie for lute in D minor, Smith 539 by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1965 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 10/1959/11/1959 
Venue:  RCA Studio B, New York, NY, Unites State 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
16.
Grand Sonata for Violin and Guitar in A major: Romanza by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
17.
Capricho árabe by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
18.
Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1880-1905; Spain 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
19.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 4, Villanesca by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1982/07/1982 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
20.
El sombrero de tres picos: Miller's Dance "Farruca" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
21.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
22.
5 Préludes: No. 1 in E minor. Andantino espressivo by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
23.
Sonatina in A major: 2. Andante by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
24.
Piezas (3) españolas for Guitar: no 3, Zapateado by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1982/01/1983 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
25.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Julian Bream (Lute)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 7 Secs. 
26.
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1965 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
27.
Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV 996: 2. Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1712; Germany 
Venue:  Kenwood House, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
28.
Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV 996: 5. Bourrée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1712; Germany 
Venue:  Kenwood House, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
29.
Barcarola for Piano, Op. 202 "Mallorca" by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1891; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1982/07/1982 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
30.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 1, Granada by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1982/07/1982 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
31.
King of Denmark, his Galliard, P 40 by John Dowland
Performer:  Julian Bream (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Julian Bream Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
32.
Frogg Galliard, P 23A by John Dowland
Performer:  Julian Bream (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Julian Bream Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
33.
Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9: Variations 1 - 5 by Fernando Sor
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1820-1823; Spain 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
34.
Cantos de España: Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Julian Bream (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1982/07/1982 
Venue:  Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Allegro con spirito
Adagio
Allegro gentile
Andantino e Andante; Cadenza
Villano
Españoleta
Danza de las Hachas
Canario
Introduction and Fandango for Guitar and Harpsichord
Alla polacca
Tempo di Minuetto
Allegro
Allegro giusto
Largo
Allegro
The King of Denmark's Galliard
The Frog Galliard
Fantasy
Fantasía X
Canarios
Prelude in D Minor, BWV 999
Allemande
Bourrée
Fantasie
Sonata in E Minor, K. 87
Romanze
Variations 1 to 5
Capricho árabe
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Mallorca, Op. 202
Granada
Villanesca, No. 4
Andaluza, No. 5 in E Minor
The Miller's Dance
Danza espagnola No. 1
Andantino espressivo, No. 1 in E Minor
Andante
Zapateado

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