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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.
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This book/CD set featuring Edward Flower and David McClellan on guitar, is recorded in 'split stereo' enabling you to turn down one channel and play along with the other by using the balance control on your CD player. You can then play along with either the first or second guitar part. Care has been taken to cover as many aspects as possible of ...
Play the guitar with George Barnes! This basic guitar accompaniment method has been created for the casual strummer and beginning student. It includes over fifty examples of guitar accompaniment for all styles including rhythm and blues, country and western, rock n' roll, ballad styles, shuffle beats, folk and vocal accompaniment. All of the mus...
Unlock the secrets of playing and composing in alternate tunings with this unique, comprehensive book/CD pack! Includes an introduction to alternate tunings and the players who have pioneered them (including tips from David Wilcox, David Crosby, Alex de Grassi, Duncan Sheik and more), 12 in-depth lessons in 11 tunings, 10 full songs to play, a s...
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Masterpieces of Country Blues Guitar from the playing of Blind Blake, Bo Carter, Scrapper Blackwell, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, Tommy Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Josh White. Taught by Woody Mann. This series of lessons presents the music from a wide variety of blues greats and is an excellent series to acquaint yourself with various co...
A collection of articles and music transcribed for solo classical guitar gathered from ten years of the popular series in the journal Soundboard. Each of the music scores is accompanied by an article describing the process of transcription for the guitar, the history of the music and composer, and performance suggestions. All pieces are fully fi...