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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.
'the Art of the Amplifier' pays tribute to the mechanical and aesthetic beauty of the tube amp, focusing on guitar amplifiers but also examining hifi audio amps and very ornate early radios. The book contains many stunning full colour photos and informative commentary, with amplifiers grouped by manufacturers. Represented are Ampegs, Dumble, Fen...
Vincente Emilio Sojo is one of the most influential composers in Venezuela's history. He was not only a composer, but also a senator in the government. He composed many well-known works, and was one of the best music teachers of his time. These two Venezuelan dances have been transcribed for guitar by Alirio Diaz. The original version of Quirpa ...
This 'guide to success' has been created especially for bluegrass and acoustic performers, with applications for all levels of the music/entertainment business. Many of the skills necessary for a band's success do not directly involve music and are rarely formally taught. This book is an attempt to fill that gap and teach you how to help yoursel...
20 yuletide favourites arranged in standard notation and tab for classical guitar. Includes: Blue Christmas - Christmas Time Is Here - Feliz Navidad - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - I'll Be Home for Christmas - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Merry Christmas, Darling - Silver Bells - White Christmas - and more.
For use with all C, B Flat, E Flat, and Bass Clef instruments, the Hal Leonard Blues Play-Along Series is the ultimate jamming tool for all blues musicians. With easy-to-read lead sheets and other split-track choices on the included CD, these first-of-a-kind packages will bring your local blues jamght into your house! Each song on the C...