Label : RCA
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes

Celebrating British guitarist Julian Bream, Sony Classical issues a unique production of Bream’s forty long-playing recordings, each selection of works grouped as in the original LP version. In this presentation the evolution of Bream’s repertoire as demonstrated in the recording studio between 1960 and 1991 are clearly apparent. This collection is a truly historical compendium stretching from Renaissance masterpieces to the finest contemporary works written in the 20th century. The edition comes with 2 previously unreleased DVDs with two recitals, a documentary about Julian Bream, performances of the Julian Bream consort and interview footage.

Julian Bream was born in London in 1933. He has been proclaimed by many students of classical music as the premier guitar and lute virtuoso of the 20th century. After studying piano, cello and composition at the Royal College of Music, he made his public debut in 1950, quickly winning fame for his technique and mastery of a wide range of musical styles. Bream’s first London concert took place at the Wigmore Hall in 1951. Since then he has led the life of a busy and successful musician, dividing his time between his country, the recording studio, and concert hall. His musical tastes are varied and his fame as a lute player is as great as his reputation as a guitarist. His repertoire on the guitar ranges from the Bach Chaconne to works by contemporary composers. In 1960, he founded the Julian Bream Consort, an ensemble of original instrument virtuosi which enjoyed astounding success in their chosen oeuvre, greatly revitalizing interest in the music of the Elizabethan era.

DISC 1 The Art of Julian Bream
DISC 2 Giuliani – Guitar Concerto – Arnold – Concerto, Op. 67 – Melos Ensemble
DISC 3 The Golden Age of English Lute Music
DISC 4 An Evening of Elisabethan Music
DISC 5 Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar
DISC 6 Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez – Vivaldi – Concerto for Lute – Britten – Courtly Dances – Melos Chamber Orch. – Davis
DISC 7 Music for Voice and Guitar – Peter Pears
DISC 8 Julian Bream in Concert
DISC 9 Baroque Guitar
DISC 10 Bach Lute Suites Nos. 1 & 2
DISC 11 Lute Music from the Royal Courts of Europe
DISC 12 20th Century Guitar
DISC 13 The Dances of Dowland
DISC 14 Julian Bream and His Friends – Cremona String Quartet – George Malcolm
DISC 15 Classic Guitar
DISC 16 Sonatas for Lute and Harpsichord – George Malcolm
DISC 17 Elizabethan Lute Songs – Peter Pears
DISC 18 Romantic Guitar
DISC 19 Julian Bream plays Villa-Lobos – London Symphony Orchestra – Davis
DISC 20 Julian & John
DISC 21 The Woods So Wild
DISC 22 70’s
DISC 23 Julian & John 2
DISC 24 Giuliani – Le Rossiniane – Sor – Sonata in C, Op. 25
DISC 25 Concertos for Lute and Orchestra – The Monteverdi Orchestra – Gardiner
DISC 26 Rodrigo – Concerto De Aranjuez – Berkeley Guitar Concerto – The Monteverdi Orchestra – Gardiner
DISC 27 The Lute Music of John Dowland
DISC 28 Villa Lobos – 12 Etudes for Guitar – Suite populaire bresilienne
DISC 29 Julian Bream and John Williams “Live”
DISC 30 Music of Spain Vol. 1 – Milán – Narvárez
DISC 31 Music of Spain Vol. 4 – Garcia – Sor
DISC 32 Music of Spain Vol. 5 – Albéniz – Granados
DISC 33 Music of Spain Vol. 8 – Rodrigo – Concierto di Aranjuez – Chamber Orchestra of Europe ~ Gardiner
DISC 34 Dedication
DISC 35 A Celebration of Andrés Segovia – Music of Spain Vol. 7
DISC 36 Guitarra! – The Guitar in Spain ~ Julian Bream
DISC 37 Guitar Concertos: Brouwer – Concerto elegiaco – Rodrigo – Fantasia para un gentilhombre – RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra Brouwer
DISC 38 Fantasies, Ayres And Dances – Elizabethan & Jacobean Consort Music ~ The Julian Bream Consort
DISC 39 Two Loves – A Sequence of Poetry and Music by Shakespeare and Dowland – Peggy Ashcroft
DISC 40 La Guitarra Romantica: Llobet, Pujol, Tárrega

Tracklist :Julian Bream – The Complete RCA Album Collection