[ 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)
Mallorca, barcarola, Op. 202
Granada (from Suite española No. 1, Op. 47)
The King of Denmark, His Galliard
Fantasìa X (que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico)
Concierto de Aranjuez
Fantasia para un Gentilhombre: excerpts
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Sonatina in A major for solo guitar: Andante
Prelude No. 1 in E minor
Guitar Concerto in D major
and excerpts from works by JS Bach, Kohaut, Giuliani, Sor and Villa-Lobos