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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.
This is a wonderful collection of graded pieces for the beginning classic guitar student. Sonia Michelson has gathered some of the finest solo material available at this level. Included are compositions reflecting a colourful array of styles and periods.
Stevie Ray Vaughan is celebrated as one of rock's best guitarists, and Roadhouse Blues profiles his life and musical career in the context of the Texas music scene. The book examines the roots that Stevie Ray and his brother Jimmie drew upon, illuminates the key events of their musical careers, and explores the legacy of Stevie Ray following his...
The exercises and etudes in this book will help students gain the technique needed to execute great jazz lines. A mixture of technique builders and etudes are all designed to give jazz guitarists a daily workout. All of the exercises in this book are written with the plectrum guitarists in mind, but this doesn't mean that fingerstyle guitarists ...
No name resonates across the spruce and maple boundaries of the classic American guitar like that of John D'Angelico. Here in personal histories, anecdotes, and first-hand accounts, those who knew the master and those had the privilege of owning a D'Angelico guitar, share their stories of the man and his priceless instruments. You'll hear from J...
Book/CD pack. Swedish immigrants Carl and August Larson made instruments under the brand names of Maurer, Prairie State, Euphonon, W.J. Dyer & Bro., Wm. C. Stahl, WLS, and their own name, and their highly collectible creations are some of the finest ever made. Lovingly researched and written by the grandson of Carl Larson, this updated edition c...
Have you ever wanted to play some great jazz tunes, but found it difficult to locate the best fingerings for guitar? This book/CD pack will help you play 12 terrific bebop standards in their definitive keys, with tablature and play-along tracks! Major scale patterns and chord diagrams are also included for reference and study. ...
This quick guide to flatpicking Irish traditional music was written by Doc Rossi, a well-known citternist and guitarist in both traditional and early music. He's created this book for intermediate to advanced players who want to improve their technique, develop ideas and learn new repertoire. Starting with the basics of technique and ornament...