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This box set is a compilation of all the music recorded associated with the "Music of Spain" period. A few other recordings of Spanish composers recorded either eirlier or later in Julian Bream's career were included as well.

Music of Spain (Box Set)

Disc 1

Luis de Milán:

1- El Maestro-Pavana I ( played w/ lute )
2- El Maestro-Pavana V ( played w/ lute )
3- El Maestro-Pavana VI ( played w/ lute )
4- El Maestro-Fantasia XXII ( played w/ lute )
5- El Maestro-Fantasia VIII ( played w/ lute )
6- El Maestro-Fantasia IX ( played w/ lute )
7- El Maestro-Tento I ( played w/ lute )
8- El Maestro-Pavana IV ( played w/ lute )
9- El Maestro-Fantasia XVI ( played w/ lute )

Luys de Narváez:

10- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro I, Fantasía (V) (played with  lute )
11- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro II, Fantasía (V) (played with lute )
12- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro III, La Cancion del Emperador (played with lute )
13- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro II, Fantasía (VI) (played with lute )
14- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro V, Arde Coraçon Arde (played with lute )
15- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro V, Ya Se Asiente el Rey Ramiro (played with lute )
16- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro IV, O Gloriosa Domina (Seys Diferencias) (played with lute )
17- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro VI, Conde Claros (played with lute )
18- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro VI, Guardame las Vacas (played with lute )
19- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro VI, Baxa de Contrapunto (played with lute )
20- Los seys libros del delphín; Libro VI, Tres Diferencias por Otra Parte (played with lute )


Alonso Mudarra:

21- Fantasía XIV (played with lute )


Webmaster's notes:

All these selections were originally released on Music of Spain, vol. 1 - Plays Milán & Narváez (1979). The complete album is represented on this disc.  Exception: selection 21. The Fantasía XIV by Mudarra was originally released on Lute Music form the Royal Courts of Europe (1967).




Disc 2


Fernando Sor:

1- Fantasie, Op. 30, Introduction - Lentemente
2- Fantasie, Op. 30, Theme - Allegretto
3- Fantasie, Op. 30, Variations 1 to 5
4- Fantasie, Op. 7, Largo non tanto
5- Fantasie, Op. 7, Theme - Andante
6- Fantasie, Op. 7,  Variations 1 to 7
7- Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9, Introduction - Andante largo
8- Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9, Theme - Andante moderato
9- Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 9,  Variations 1 to 5


Dionisio Aguado:

10- Pieces for Guitar - 3 Rondos Brillants , Op. 2, No. 1 - Adagio
11- Pieces for Guitar - 3 Rondos Brillants , Op. 2, No. 2 - Polonaise
12- Pieces for Guitar - 3 Rondos Brillants , Op. 2, No. 3 - Introduction and Rondo, Andante; Allegro moderato


Webmaster's notes:
All these selections were originally released on
Music of Spain, vol. 4-The Classical Heritage: Sor and Aguado (1981). The complete album is represented on this disc. 



Disc 3


Enrique Granados:

1- Cuentos de la Juventud, Op. 1 - Dedicatoria
2- Colección de Tonadillas - La Maja De Goya
3- 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Villanesca, No. 4 in G/G-zdur/sol majeur
4- Valses Poéticos
5- 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Andaluza


Isaac Albéniz:

6- Barcarola, Op. 202, "Mallorca"
7- Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cataluña
8- Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Granada
9- Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Sevilla
10- Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cádiz
11- Cantos de España, Op. 232 - Córdoba


Webmaster's notes:
All these selections were originally released on
Music of Spain, vol. 5-Plays Granados and Albéniz (1983). The complete album is represented on this disc. 



Disc 4


Francisco Tárrega:

1- Mazurca in G
2- Etude in A
3- Marieta
4- Capricho árabe
5- Prelude in A minor
6- Recuerdos de la Albambra


Joaquín Malats (arr. Tarrega):

7- Serenata Española


Emilio Pujol:

8- Tango Español
9- Guajira


Miguel Llobet:

10- Canciones Populares Catalanas - La nit de Nadal
11- Canciones Populares Catalanas - Lo rossinyol
12- Canciones Populares Catalanas - El Mestre
13- Canciones Populares Catalanas - La filadora
14- Canciones Populares Catalanas - El testament d'Amelia
15- Canciones Populares Catalanas - Canço del lladre
16-
Canciones Populares Catalanas - Plany
17- Canciones Populares Catalanas - El Noi de la Mare
18-Canciones Populares Catalanas - L'hereu Riera


Webmaster's notes:
All these selections were originally released on La Guitarra Romantica: Llobet, Pujol, Tárrega (1991). The complete album is represented on this disc.

The Tárrega pieces were all recorded for the "Music of Spain" series back in 1983/1984 except fo the "Mazurca in G". They would have likely ended up on the "Music of Spain, vol. 6" that never materialized. The remaining pieces were recorded in 1990. It is very likely that these later recordings were meant to be part of "Music of Spain, vol. 6"  which is likely why they have been included in this box set.



Disc 5


Alonso Mudarra:

1- Fantasía XIV, (on renaissance guitar )


Luis de Milán:

2- Fantasía XXII (on vihuela )


Luys de Narváez:

3- La Canción del Emperador  (on vihuela )
4- Diferencias de 'Conde Claros' para guitar (on vihuela )


Alonso Mudarra:

5- Fantasía X (on vihuela )


Gaspar Sanz:

6- Galliardas (on baroque guitar)
7- Passacalles (on baroque guitar)
8- Canarios (on baroque guitar)


Francisco Guerau:

9- Poema Harmonico- Villano (on baroque guitar)
10- Poema Harmonico- Canario (on baroque guitar)


Santiago de Murcia:

11-Prelude y Allegro para Guitar (on baroque guitar)


Luigi Boccherini(arr. Bream):

12- Guitar Quintet, G. 448, Fandango

Fernando Sor:

13- Gran Solo- Sonata en D, Op. 14- Introducción y Allegro


Dionisio Aguado:

14- Piesas para Guitarra, Rondo In A Menor, Op. 2/3


Fernando Sor:

15- Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 01-Introducción: Andante largo
16- Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 02-Tema: Andante moderato
17- Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 03-Variaciones 1 to 5


Webmaster's notes:
All these selections were originally released on
¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain (1985). The complete first LP of the double LP original album is represented on this disc. 
Most of the early period pieces on the 2 disc LP on the
¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain had already been recorded earlier by Mr. Bream as a part of  Music of Spain, vol. 1 . These earlier recordings of early music (represented on disc 1 of this box set)  had been recorded on a lute. The lute was played in the rest of Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods but the instrument never appeared to have a significant presence in Spain. Julian Bream decided that it would be significantly more appropriate if these early period pieces were played and re-recorded on their intended instrument.



Disc 6


Joaquín Rodrigo:

Concierto de Aranjuez -

1- Allegro Con Spirito
2- Adagio
3- Allegro Gentile

Tres Piezas Españolas -

4- Fandango
5- Passacaglia
6- Zapateado

7- Invocación Y Danza, "Hommage A Manuel De Falla"


Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre -

8- Villano
9- Ricercare
10- Españoleta
11- Fanfare De La Caballería De Nápoles
12- Canario


Webmaster's notes:
All these selections were originally released on
Music of Spain, vol. 8-Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics (1984)

except for the "Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre" which was released after the "Music of Spain" period in 1988 on an album called Guitar Concertos: Brouwer and Rodrigo.


The "Concierto de Aranjuez" was recorded twice before this 1984 release. First on the Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Britten (1963) and second on Rodrigo and Berkeley (1975). Additionally, he recorded the concerto a fourth time nearly 10 years after this 1984 release on To the Edge of Dream: Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Arnold (1993).  The first Rodrigo pieces that Bream ever recorded were also not included in the box set. "En los Trigales" from The Art of Julian Bream (1960).