The Essential Julian Bream

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The Essential Julian Bream
Julian Bream (guitar)

[ Sony Classical / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Monday 8 July 2013

Released to celebrate the 80th birthday of the charismatic British guitarist and lutenist, Julian Bream, CBE.

His virtuosic playing enraptured audiences, inspired composers and won him four Grammy Awards.

This special 2-CD collection reflects the vast variety of music that Julian Bream has championed, ranging from such popular Spanish classics to some of the forgotten Elizabethan gems he restored to circulation.

Includes his own editions and arrangements of works by Albéniz, Boccherini, Falla, Granados, Handel, Paganini and Vivaldi, as well as examples of his famous collaborations with such fellow artists as the tenor Robert Tear and actor Peggy Ashcroft.

"Bream's sampler shows his passionate best. The (complete) Aranjuez Concerto is unsurpassed; Falla's Miller's Dance blazes; 'impossible' Rodrigo dazzles." (Five Stars BBC Music)

Tracks:

Albéniz:
Mallorca, barcarola, Op. 202
Granada (from Suite española No. 1, Op. 47)

Byrd:
Fantasia

Dowland:
The King of Denmark, His Galliard
Frog Galliard

Mudarra:
Fantasìa X (que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico)

Paganini:
Romanza

Rodrigo:
Concierto de Aranjuez
Fantasia para un Gentilhombre: excerpts
Zapateado

Sanz:
Canarios

Tárrega:
Capricho árabe
Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Torroba:
Sonatina in A major for solo guitar: Andante

Villa-Lobos:
Prelude No. 1 in E minor

Vivaldi:
Guitar Concerto in D major

and excerpts from works by JS Bach, Kohaut, Giuliani, Sor and Villa-Lobos