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This is the first book to present a detailed account of the musical achievements of Julian Bream. In a wide-ranging celebration of his artistry the book offers essential perspectives on vital elements of twentieth century guitar history and reveals how Julian Bream succeeded in establishing the instrument as a uniquely expressive force on the contemporary scene. As well as his phenomenal success in inspiring composers such as Britten, Tippett, Walton, Arnold, Berkeley, Henze, Brouwer, Takemitsu, etc., to write for the guitar, Bream is also renowned as the twentieth century's greatest lutenist and a passionate advocate of Elizabethan music.
Julian Bream's influence is apparent in every area of the classical guitar repertoire. He transcribed Baroque works by Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Cimarosa, etc., and is acknowledged as one of the great interpreters of the music of J.S. Bach. He revitalised awareness of the early nineteenth century works of Sor, Giuliani, and Aguado, while bringing to the public the music of Spain from the sixteenth century to the present day and breathing new fire into Latin American music by composers such as Villa-Lobos, Ponce and Brouwer.
Bream, over the years, revolutionised the guitar concerto, inspiring new works in this genre at the same time as performing the perennial favourites. Through concerts with Peter Pears, George Malcolm, Peggy Ashcroft, John Williams, and the Julian Bream Consort, he demonstrated his unique versatility, offering new interpretations of both early and contemporary music.
This broad canvas is represented here in terms of Bream's concerts, recordings, and editions. The book also includes many photos, a comprehensive list of his musical publications, a discography, and a bibliography.
Part two of a two part set each With an accompanying CD. These excellent books cover all the aspects of this guitar hero's techniques. They are a valuable source of new ideas for the guitarist wishing to expand beyond the usual melodic territories.
Russian music written for the guitar by St. Petersburg composers, past and present. Titles are: 'Variations du Concertante de Loyer' (Antoine de L'Hoyer/Andrei Sychra), 'Variations on Amidst the Flat Valley', 'Etude' (Andrei Sychra), 'Today is a Gloomy Day' (Vasilii Svarog/Arsenii Popov), 'Fever' (Alexander Dargomyzhsky/Piotr Isakov), 'Fantasie ...
For more than 25 years 'Guitar Player' magazine has been helping new players and old masters alike to learn about guitar chords, scales, picking, advanced techniques and much more. 'How to Play Guitar' gathers the basics of this expertise to get new players started and to keep them on their way toward becoming accomplished guitarists. The book p...
In more than 1500 entries in this first Dictionary about Spanish guitar makers readers will find five centuries of musical instrument making in Spain. Several dynasties of instrument makers can be found as well as the places and streets where they lived and worked and the social conditions of the times. In the twenty-eight appendices (the origin...
The third supplement in the series by Aaron Shearer. This volume focuses on scale patterns and studies.
A wonderful new book by Brian Whitehouse, available in either hardback or softback. Illustrates and describes the instruments in the historic collection of the House of Ramirez through many photographs, anecdotes and technical notes. A unique and beautifully-recorded CD of the collection is included.
Explore the music of one of the guitar's greatest players with this step-by-step breakdown of Knopfler's styles and techniques. Wolf Marshall provides a hands-on analysis for 13 tracks, including: Brothers in Arms Love over Gold Money for Nothing Sultans of Swing Tunnel of Love Walk of Life and more.
Bridge Pin, Set. Black Inlay, White, Bass Guitar Pack Of 5