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Julian Bream

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Originally taught simply by his father, Julian Bream (b. 1933) produced his debut using the Cheltham Electric guitar Circle at age 14. By age 16, already a practiced recitalist, he got into the Royal University of Music. He produced his London debut in 1950, nonetheless it was his appearance in November of 1951 at Wigmore Hall that propelled his profession to international achievement. This led him initial to Switzerland in 1954, accompanied by a Western european tour, and in 1958, america. In 1950, Bream used the Renaissance lute, and started a life-long desire for Elizabethan music. His use the tenor Peter Pears, and specifically his formation from the Julian Bream Consort started a revival of early consort music which has continued for this day. Furthermore, his use such modern composers Villa-Lobos, Britten, Bennet, Rawsthorne, Walton, Henze, Takemitsu, Tippett, and Arnold resulted in a revival appealing in acoustic guitar music. Bream offers recorded extensively, getting numerous honours on the way including six through the Country wide Academy of Documenting Arts and Sciences, along with a platinum drive from RCA. He in addition has produced several televised applications, including expert classes, an eight-part retrospective on Spanish music, along with a biography entitled A Existence in the united states, 1st broadcast in 1976 from the BBC. Among his a great many other honours are honorary doctorates through the Colleges of Surrey and Leeds, an honorary regular membership within the Royal Academy of Music, an honorary fellowship within the Royal University of Music, and an honorary regular membership within the Royal Philharmonic Culture. Julian Bream was the 1st musician from the post-war period to popularize traditional guitar. His far reaching passions in repertory, his impeccable technique and design, his instrumental part within the revival of Renaissance music, and his intensive documented legacy place him among the giants of twentieth hundred years guitar music.

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Full Name Julian Bream
Date Of Birth July 15, 1933
Profession Guitarist, Lutenist
Education Royal College of Music
Nationality British, English
Awards Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra), Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance – Instrumental Soloist or Soloists
Albums The Golden Age Of English Lute Music, Guitarra: The Guitar in Spain, Lute Music from the Royal Courts of Europe, La guitarra romántica, Elizabethan Lute Songs (Morley, Dowland, Campion), Lute Music of John Dowland, Julian Bream Plays Granados & Albéniz, Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos, Concertos for Lute and Orchestra, Sonatas for Lute and Harpsichord, Guitar for Relaxation, English Song, Guitar Music Of Villa Lobos, Elizabethan Lute Songs, Together Again, Julian Bream in Concert, Italian and Spanish Guitar Music, J. S. Bach: Lute works, Julian Bream Plays Dowland, Julian Bream and his Friends, Julian Bream Edition, Volume 17: Two Loves, Julian Bream Edition, Volume 23: Music of Spain, Milán / Narváez, John Dowland - J.S. Bach, Lute Music – The Golden Age, Bach & The Spanish Guitar, Classical Masters, Classics for Solo Guitar, Bach: A Bach Recital for Guitar, Baroque Guitar: Bach, Sanz, Sor, Visée, Weiss, Julian Bream Plays Dowland And Bach, Julian Bream - Spanish Guitar Music, Lutenist, Guitar Masterpieces: The Magic of Julian Bream, Giuliani: Rossiniana Nos. 1 & 3 - Sor: Grand Sonata, Op. 25, Peter Pears & Julian Bream - Music for Voice and Guitar, Music of Spain, Vol. 8: Concierto de Aranjuez, The Julian Bream Consort: Fantasies, Ayres and Dances, Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: Classic Library Series, Dimension Vol. 16: Albéniz Et Al Spanish Guitar Recital, Bream Collection Vol. 1 - Golden Age English Lute Music, Sonata, Medieval Lute, Julian Bream Plays Spanish Guitar Music, Julian Bream Edition, Volume 21: Guitar Concerto / Preludes / Études, Spanish Guitar Pieces, Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Villa-Lobos: Guitar Concerto / 5 Preludes, Live, Julian Bream '70s, Bream Collection Volume 6 - An Evening Of Elizabethan Music, Songs Of The Lute, My Favorite Albums, Dedication
Movies Guitarra!: A Musical Journey Through Spain, Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was, William Walton: At the Haunted End of the Day


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guitarra 1985 TV Series 8 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Swashbuckler 1976 musician: lute soloist
World Theatre 1959 TV Mini-Series soloist - 1 episode
Sea Fury 1958 guitarist
Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958 musician: guitar
Pacific Destiny 1956 musician: guitar solos
The Romantic Young Lady 1955 TV Movie music arranged and played by
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1952-1954 TV Series musician - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1951-1953 TV Series Guitar player / Minstrel

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventure Game 1980 TV Series performer: "Duo in G, Opus 34"
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 performer: "De La Tromba Pavin"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guitarra 1985 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
Going for a Song 1977 TV Series documentary Himself - On-screen Participant
Music at Harewood 1977 TV Series Himself - Music Performer
Nana Mouskouri 1973 TV Series Himself
Full House 1972 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Aquarius 1971 TV Series Himself
Zur Nacht 1969 TV Series documentary Himself - Musician
Once More with Felix 1969 TV Series Himself
Stravinsky 1965 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965 TV Series Himself
Music for You 1954-1958 TV Series Himself
Six-Five Special 1957 TV Series Himself
Vera Lynn Sings 1956 TV Series Himself
This Is Show Business 1954 TV Series Himself

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