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Julian Bream: A Life on The Road by Gregory Newton

May-June 1983, Vol. No. p.


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Julian Bream & the Regal Treatment of Guitar in TV Series ‘The Guitar in Spain’

By Graham Wade

February 1985, Vol. No. p.

The Soundboard - The Guitar Foundation of America
Newsworthy - Bream Premiers Berkeley Sonata
Spring  1983, Volume 9, No. 3, p. 21


Bream Premiered the Michael Berkeley Sonata in the US in November 1982.



Ibis, Peter Maxwell Davies by John Schneider, p. 43

"Davies' latest solo guitar work is a nine-minute piece entitled 1117:1 Runes (1981) written for Julian Bream. 'Runes' are mystic songs or poems associated with Northern cultures, Norse or Finnish, and are divided into cantos."



Ibid, p. 75

It is, as I have commented, perhaps regrettable that entirely free communications are not possible, but that very restriction has permitted East-European guitar music to develop in its own way and to acquire its own strong character, minimally (where at all) influenced by the rent-a-program
stricken mainstream. This is particularly welcome in a world that is, as Julian Bream has commented, slowly but surely obliterating national characteristics through quick and easy communication, not to mention political and trading blocs. Too much contemporary music is al ready an expression (if that is the mot juste) of an ' international, anonymous, intellectualized
continuum' in which the indigenous characters of countries are virtually lost. If all this seems to be leading away from our main subject, it is not; it is merely to underline a welcome to this new injection of guitar- musical blood. It expands our technical horizons and as music it could only have been written by a Russian - and an immensely talented one at that. Of how much new guitar music can you say, in all honesty, that its country (or even global area) is clearly evident in its sound? Even more, how often is that identity apparent when folk music is not being used or quoted? This opens up lines of thought as to how composers should be trained and educated (while still relating to the society in which they live) but I will not pursue them here,  nor am I the best person to do so! For now, write down the name of Nikita Koshkin in your records - b

The Soundboard - The Guitar Foundation of America

Notes from Europe - Conversation with Bream by John Duarte
Spring  1982, Volume 9, No. 1, p. 57-59


Very lengthy article that deals primary with the present and near future.

- The eight-part television series dedicated to the music of Spain scheduled to be done by early 1983.

- Debate on whether to use a lute or a vihuela for the Spanish renaissance pieces of the series.

- Considering using a Lacote guitar for the Sor compositions.

- The possibility of using a 12 string Benedict of 1786

- How the Music of Spain Vol. 1 and Vol 4(Sor/Aguado) were released before they had decided to make each record LP volume match with the eight parts of the television series.

- Possible way to correct it was to make the two issued volumes (1 and 4) collector's items and never make them available again. Then start from the beginning using period instruments.

- No suitable vihuelas to play so Jose Romanillos built a Spanish vihuela - took 18 months to finish.

- Falla's "Homenaje a Debussy"  - the perfect guitar piece.

- How Bream found playing the piano score for Falla's "Homenaje" easier than Llobet's guitar arrangement.

- Discussed the Dedication album and why he is considering revisiting the Walton "Bagatelles".

- Recording a short film of Bream playing the Bagatelles for Walton's 80th birthday.

- The inclusion of the lengthy Royal Winter Music on the Dedication album.

- Hill Runes

- Discussed Duarte's radio program "Building a Library".

- Compared 6 different recording od Villa Lobos 'Preludes - Breams came out on top.

- Villa Lobos' ability to play a guitar effectively.

The Soundboard - The Guitar Foundation of America
BENJAMIN BRITTEN'S STYLE AS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE NOCTURNAL, OP. 70 by Philip Pivovar
May 1980, Volume 7, No. 2, p. 51-55, 91


An in-depth discussion about Britten's "Nocturnal" dedicated to Julian Bream.

FRETS
June 1981
Articles (two):
Julian Bream 1981 Master Class: Encounter with Genius by Rick Gartner
    1- Julian Bream
    2-Bream Master Class

Discussion:
Article 1
-Early biography concise informative summary
-This article is heavy on the lute side of Bream
-Discusses Grammy award successes.
-Music period before and after the recording process
-Suggest that Hauser guitars are at the top of Bream's mind when talking guitars
-Briefly mentions his association with Romanillos
-Significant discusion about his 8 course lute by Rubio.
-his fingernailsand-how they continuously affect and change his playing
-his hand placement for the lute as opposed to the guitar
-use of tone color with the lute as opposed to the guitar
-his use of tablature for early worksand how he often transcribes it into 2 clefts
-composition: he enjoys it but has never recorded them and rarely plays them
-his love of outdoor games, gardening and walking
-his method of teaching

Article 2
-master class in January 1981 in San Francisco.Prior one master class in US 1964
-example of how he not only teaches but learns from his students.
-thought on playing Sor's "Study No. 14" in A
-importance of studying and listening to other instruments other than the guitar
-thoughts on playing Barrios' "La Catedral" (which Bream never recorded)
-thoughts on playing Villa-Lobos' "Etude 11"
-thoughts on playing Frank Martin's "Four Short Pieces"
-thoughts on playing Bach's "Prelude for Lute" in D minor
-thoughts on playing Bach's the "Fugue" from the Violin Sonata No. 1
-thoughts on playing Bach's "Chaconne"
-thoughts on playing Searle's "Five"
-thoughts on playing Britten's "Nocturnal"
-thoughts on playing Granado's "La Maja de Goya"
-thoughts on playing Albéniz' "Cordoba"
-thoughts on when to start a piece when the audience is not quite settle down yet


The Soundboard - The Guitar Foundation of America
The Contemporary Guitar (Hans Werner Henze) by John Wager-Schneider
November 1980, Volume 7, No. 4, p. 173-175


An in-depth discussion about the guitar composition of Hans Werner Henze including Drei Tento and Royal Winter Music.

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Gramophone
July 1983
Article: Julian Bream 50th Birthday


The Soundboard - The Guitar Foundation of America
Careers: A Handbook—John Duarte
Fall  1982, Volume 9, No. 3, p. 216


"A good personality is a powerful ally. Alice Artzt, Julian Bream, Leo Brouwer, Alirio Diaz and Sharon Isbin are only some of those who communicate goodwill to an audience as soon as they come on stage, creating a friendly impression. Others (compile your own listing) lack this gift and have to work harder to win an audience's goodwill and enthusiasm."


Guitar Review took out a large add to announce an exclusive interview with Julian Bream

Magazine Articles: 1980 - 1989

The Soundboard - The Guitar Foundation of America
Conversation with Eliot Fisk by John Wager-Schneider
February  1981, Volume 8, No. 1, p. 10-17


A lengthy interview with Eliot Fisk. Eliot compares how he plays one of the Bach Lute Suites with the way Julian Bream approaches the suite.

Classical Guitar

Bream And Segovia at the Philharmonic - as told by Johanna Vollers

by Colin Cooper

July 1985, Vol. , No. p.







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Julian Bream on World Travel, Compositions for Guitar, & Cricket

by Colin Cooper & Maurice Summerfield

February 1986, Vol. No. p.



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Julian Bream: Celebrating His Classical Guitar Mastery at 50

by Graham Wade

March-April 1984, Vol. No. p.


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Julian Bream on Meeting Stravinsky and Shostakovich, and Modern Guitar Compositions

by Colin Cooper & Maurice Summerfield

March 1986, Vol. No. p.



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When Bream Met Brouwer for the ‘Concerto Elegiaco’ by Colin Cooper

October 1987, p.


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Classical Guitar

Julian Bream—The Contribution by John W. Duarte
September - October 1982



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February 1980