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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.
In the thirty-one years since his death in 1968, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's reputation has grown. Popular perception of a composer of film music who composed 'serious' music in his spare time has given way to a more rational assessment, in which he is seen to be a gifted composer of music who, out of necessity, earned his living composing music...
Presented in an organised fashion are a collection of study concepts that help you develop a functional knowledge and physical sensitivity to progressions, tensions, scales, intervals, and melodies. With clear step-by-step instructions all concepts are demonstrated live in real time by the author.
A teacher of jazz improvisation for over fifty years, John LaPorta's unique, straight-forward, and simple approach has become the standard by which other jazz improvisation methods are measured. This method, thoroughly updated and revised, takes a practical and intuitive approach to teaching basic jazz improvisation. Featuring jazz theory, rhyt...
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...
The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favourite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD i...
Contents are: Waltz Español (J. Ferrer) * La Volta (Anon.) * Maria Luisa: Mazurka (J. Segreras) * Minuetto-Allegro, Op. 22 (F. Sor) * Gavotte I (J.S. Bach) * Gavotte II (J.S. Bach) * Sueño (Reverie) (J. Viñas) * Allegro Vivace, Op. 111, Part 2 (M. Giuliani).
In volatile economic times, it's good to know that guitars remain cool, unique collectibles - and a great many are still going up in value! Whether you are a weekend picker or full-time professional player, you can rely on The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide 2012 to help determine the value of your vintage and collectible ...