Tag Julian Bream

Andrea De Vitis Plays Into the Rose-Garden by Gilardino

Andrea De Vitis plays Into the rose-garden (in memory of Julian Bream) by Angelo Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his great YouTube channel. The passing of Bream has brought back so many memories of the excellent work and…

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin Britten

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin Britten These posts explore famous works of the past and present. You might enjoy the history and video performances, or this might be a good way for students to become familiar with the famous works.…

Dinner & Drinks in 1962 with Bream Playing Bach

Julian Bream plays J.S.Bach’s BWV999 in 1962. Dang he’s so young here. I love it: the cook comes out, there is a guy with a monocle, a crazy candle, and Bream smiling right into the camera. Video Source:

A Full Recital by Williams & Bream

A full recital by a comparatively young John Williams and Julian Bream. 53mins with all the concert talk etc. This is such a treat. “A friendly combat”!!! Video Source: 

A Guitar Recital by Julian Bream

The legendary guitarist Julian Bream gives a recital of Bach, Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, and Britten. BBC 2, 1978 at Old Wardour Castle. 49 mins of video. What a treat. Video Link: 

Julian Bream Video Interview at The Gramphone Awards

Bream gets honoured at the Gramphone Awards for a Lifetime Achievement prize. Bream at 80 seems like a very chill guy these days. He talks about his schooling and youth. He mentions how music gave him an education in feeling,…

Julian Bream: “I’m a better musician now…”

There was a rumour going around that Bream was dead, but worry not! He’s alive and kicking! Here’s a recent interview via the Guardian. Here’s an excerpt: How much are you playing these days? “Not at all. There’s nothing sad…

Favorite Classical Guitar Recordings

This list of recommended classical guitar recordings (CDs, mp3s) is simply one of personal preference. The best classical guitar albums are different for everyone. These are in no particular order. Also, I’ll be adding more to the list as I…

Julian Bream plays Walton

The sound quality isn’t great but I wanted to post this as a belated birthday recognition of Bream. I’m quite sick of Walton’s Bagatelles as they have been heavily played in recent years. However, they are great works and listening…