April 21, 1945

At the PSG meeting. Julian was 11 years old.

Sor: Study in B minor



June 23, 1945

Elgar/arr. Obregon: Salut d' Amour

Giuliani: Danse Nord

Diabelli: Andante
 

August 18, 1945

At a PSG meeting. Julian was 12 years old.

Scarlatti - duet with his father. The exact duet is unknown.

Carulli - duet with his father. The exact duet is unknown.

César Frank - solo piece. The exact piece is unknown.

Carcassi waltz - solo piece. The exact waltz is unknown.

Carulli study - solo piece. The exact study is unknown.


September 15, 1945
At a PGS meeting


Shand: Légende

Carcassi: Andantino

Shand: Prélude et Impromptu


October 15, 1945
Henry develops a programme for Julian's first "trial" recital at Cheltenham. The recital was to take place in January 1946. Due to Dr Perott's opposition and insistence that Julian was not ready, the plans for the recital were cancelled. Given that these pieces were part of the programme must indicate that young Julian was already playing them fairly well. Julian is 12 years old.


Bach: Prelude

Bach: Gavotte

Coste: Andante

Sor: Thème Varié

Pujol: Canción de Cuna

Thorne: Mandolina

Shand: Il Pensieroso

Ries de Hilster: Prélude (dedicated to Julian)

Tárrega: Study in A

Malats: Serenata Española

Segovia: Anecdote No. 5

Ponce: Sonata Romántica


January 5, 1946
PSG hold their annual general meeting at Alliance Hall in Westminster. Wilfrid Appleby from BMG attends his first PSG meeting. Julian is 12 years old.


Giuliani: Preludium

Darr: Rondoletto

Shand: Calme du Soir, op. 58


February 16, 1946
Julian is invited to the British Federation of Banjoist, Mandolinist and Guitarist at Alliance Hall. Julian is 12 years old.


Sor: Study No. 5 in B minor

Shand: Légende, op. 201


March 30. 1946

Julian performs at the PSG. Julian is 12 years old.


Sor: Grand Solo for Guitar.


July 4, 1946
Auditions for BBC but later received a letter stating despite Julian being a promising musician in the future, they did not feel he was ready.  At this time Julian had only enough time to prepare 4 pieces with his new technique. Julian was less than 2 weeks away from his 13th birthday.


Coste: Étude

Shand: Chanson

Granados: Danza Espanola No. 5

Albert: Légende



August 17, 1946

Julian performs for the PSG.


Diaz: No. 5 Waltz

Coste: Minuet


When all the members had performed, a request was made for Julian to perform again.  

Sor: Study No. 23

Tárrega: Grand Vals

Darr: Duet No. 2 (duet with his father)


October 20, 1946
BFBMG Junior Trophy Rally at Central Hall in Westminster. Julian does not compete but performs as a "special" item at the end. The audience was so taken by the performance they applauded for numerous encores.  Julian played a Study and Prelude by Carcassi. While the audience applauded for more, Julian bowed and left the stage after the second encore. Julian signs autographs for the first time. There may not have been a "trophy" involved for Julian but the event represented a high honour for the performer. Julian was 13 years old


Concert "special" item

Darr: Rondoletto


First Encore

Carcassi: Study


Second Encore

Carcassi: Prelude



November 16, 1946

Julian performs at the PSG meeting.


Dar: Rondoletto

Turina: Fandanguillo. 

Unknown duet with his father Henry Bream.


November 30, 1946
Henry developed a programme in early November for Julian to perform within a month's time - the second attempt to have Julian's first "trial" recital at Cheltenham Art Gallery held by the Cheltenham Guitar Circle.  The recital was initially supposed to take place in December and was then moved forward to the 30th of November 1946.  Within the span of weeks, the recital was moved to the 7th of December 1946 and the programme was changed again due to the lack of diversity of the initial program. This is the initial program before the changes. Again, given that these pieces were part of the programme must indicate that young Julian was already playing them fairly well. Julian was 13 years old.


Carcassi: Prelude

Sor: Andantino

Darr: Rondoletto

Coste: Concert Étude

Mertz: Capuletti

Bach: Courante

Tárrega: Coral de Haendel

Albéniz: Cadiz

Turina: Fandanguillo

Thorne: Simple Given

Albéniz: Granada

Granados: Danza Española, No. 5


December 7, 1946
Julian finally plays his "trial" recital at Cheltenham Art Gallery. Switched to the Chinese Porcelain room of the museum. Julian was 13 years old.


Handel/arr. Tárrega: Coral de Haendel

Scarlatti/arr. Segovia: Sonata in C

Albéniz/arr. García: Cádiz

Bach/arr. Segovia: Courante

Rimsky-Korsakov/arr. Bickford: Chanson Hindu (Song of India)

Llobet: Estilo Popular

Sor: Andantino
Granados/arr. García: Danza Española, No. 5

Turina: Fandanguillo

Ponce: Sonata Clásica


Encore-

Darr: Rondoletto
Carcassi: Prelude



January 7, 1947

Julian is asked to perform for the BBC radio programme Children's Hour for Young Artists.


Turina: Fandanguillo
Carcasi: Prelude

Schumann: Romanza


January 1, 1947

Julian performs at the PSG.

Granados: Tonadilla

Bellini/ arr. Mertz: I Capuletti ed I Montecchi.


February 17, 1947
The first formal recital at Cheltenham Art Gallery was a success. He was 13 years old.


Schumann/arr. Tárrega: Romanza

Bach/arr. Segovia: Prelude and Minuet

Granados/arr. Llobet: Tonadilla

Shand: Chanson

Paganini: Sonata

Coste: Concert Study

Albéniz/arr. Tárrega: Granada

Mozart-Sor: Theme and Variations

Usher: Sonata in A


Encore

Rimsky-Korsakov/arr. Bickford: Chanson Hindu (Song of India)



May 5, 1947

Julian plays a recital at the Colonial Hostel, Earl's Court, London. 70 people attend and Julian plays a very small used Panormo guitar.

Usher: Sonata in A

Turina: Fandanguillo

Several other pieces were played



August 30, 1947

Julian performs in a broadcast for the Spanish section for the BBC Overseas Service. This is notable because it is the first time a British artist performs Spanish compositions to the Spanish nation on radio! Julian performs with the refurbished Ramirez guitar and gets paid £2 for the performance.


Sor: Study in D minor

Llobet: El Testament d' Amelia

Tárrega: Study in A

Albéniz: Cádiz



October 14, 1947

Second broadcast for Spanish Section for the BBC Overseas Service. Julian performs in an ensemble of 4 guitars, 2 flutes, and 2 violas.


Martínez Torner: La Cueva de Salamanca - ensemble piece

Martínez Torner: La Cárcel de Sevilla - ensemble piece

Bach: Chaconne - solo piece

Sanz: Marizapalos - solo piece



October 27, 1947
Julian performs for the British Federation of Banjoists, Mandolinists and Guitarists at Kensington Town Hall.


Bach: prelude (which prelude no specified)

Malats: Serenata Española

Bellini/ arr. Mertz: I Capuletti ed I Montecchi



January 4, 1948

Julian is a guest artist with Arthur Cole’s Cheltenham Spa Palm Court Orchestra at the Town Hall. He was billed as the ‘Famous Boy Guitarist’. Cole publicly praised Julian on his 'vivacious imagination', 'sense of phrasing' and 'perspicuity'. It ensured that the recital the next day would be well attended. Julian played with the Panormo guitar.


Malats: Serenata Española

Turina: Fandanguillo

Bellini: Fantasia (from Bellini’s opera I Capuletti ed I Montecchi transcribed by Mertz)



January 5, 1948
The second formal public recital at Cheltenham Art Gallery. Julian plays a George Panormo guitar from 1856.


Part I

Milan: Pavane

Bach/arr. Segovia: Prélude, Bourrée and Double

Haydn/arr. Segovia: Minuet and Trio 

Sor: Theme and Variations on a Theme by Mozart


Part II

Shand: Andante and Il Pensieroso

Usher: Impromptu

Smith Brindle: Nocturne

Ponce: Sonata Clásica


Part III

Segovia: Anecdote No.  5

Malats: Serenata Española

Granados: Tonadilla

Tárrega: Study in A



January 12, 1948

Julian played on a television programme called Music for You with conductor Eric Robinson. He was introduced to the programme with an endorsement by Andrés Segovia. They stated that when Segovia recently heard Julian play recently, he had commented that Julian would one day be a famous guitarist.


Sor:  Minuet

Malats: Serenata Española



March 1948

Julian plays at the Social and Athletic Club of Gays (Hampton) Ltd. Julian was accompanied by Reginald Evans on the piano. Julian used a prototype guitar constructed by the Abbott-Victor Music company.


Shand: Premier Concerto pour Guitare et Quatuor, op. 48



April 1948

Julian played as a ghost guitarist in the movie Saraband for Dead Lovers. Julian played while an actor in the movie was strumming the guitar. Julian played a saraband based on "Les Folies d’Espagne", op. 15 by Sor, He also played an obbligato part with the London Philharmonic Orchestra - score by Alan Rawsthorne. Again, he played with the Abbott-Victor guitar.


Sor: A saraband based on "Les Folies d’Espagne", op. 15



June 10, 1948

Julian plays a radio broadcast concert at Hanworth Town Hall. He played Shand’s concerto. For this broadcast, Julian had to revert back to the Panormo guitar.


Shand: Premier Concerto pour Guitare et Quatuor, op. 48



July 17, 1948
PSG arranged Julian’s first London debut at Alliance Hall. The stage at the Alliance Hall was very low and Julian had to sit and play on top of a table that was just wide enough for his chair and footstool. Julian was accompanied once again by Reginald Evans on the piano for the Shand concerto.


Part I

Sor: Study in E minor

Bach/arr. Segovia: Prélude, Bourrée and Double

Handel: Air

Sor: Minuet


Part II

Granados/arr. García: Danza Española, No. 5

Albéniz/arr. Tárrega: Granada

Ponce: Valse

Turina: Fandanguillo


Part III

Shand: Premier Concerto pour Guitare et Quatuor, op. 48



August 9, 1948

Julian played on a television programme for a second time. The programme was called Teen-Age.


Granados/arr. García: Danza Española, No. 5



August 24 and 28, 1948

Julian played a radio broadcast.


Moreno Tórroba: Los Mayos

Sor: Minuet



September 26, 1948

Julian plays a recital at Witney Social Centre, Oxfordshire. This is the first time that Julian performs a recital that is mainly attended by non-guitarists. His prior recital had been attended mainly by people that were aficionados of the guitar.


Part I

Sor: Minuet

Schumann: Romance

Sor: Theme and Variations on a Theme by Mozart

Haydn: Minuet

Bach: Bourée

Ponce: Petit Vals

Moreno Tórroba: May Dance

Moreno Tórroba: Morning Serenade


Part II

Granados/arr. García: Danza Española, No. 5

Malats: Serenata Española

Albéniz/arr. Tárrega: Granada

Albéniz: Tango

Granados: Tonadilla

Tárrega: Study in A


Encore

Carcassi: Study

Pujol: "The Bee"

Pujol: Tango



November 3, 19450

Second London benefit recital sponsored by the PSG at Cowdray Hall in Cavendish Square. The recital was a huge success. Dr Perott invites several influential guests: Sir George Dyson (principal of the RCM), Harry Stubbs and Hubert Dawkes (Julian’s teachers at the RCM), Emmie Tillet (doyenne of music agents), Douglas Lawrence (BBC’s Light Music Supervisor) and Arthur Jacobs (music critic). The Times reported a glowing review on the 6th of November.


Part I

Dowland: Three pieces for the Lute

Weiss: Prelude

Weiss: Allemande

Weiss: Sarabande

Weiss: Minuet

Weiss: Gavotte

Rameau: Two Minuets

Handel: Sonata

Haydn: Allegretto

Mozart: Andante

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major


Part II

Moreno Tórroba: Prelude

Moreno Tórroba: Oliveras

Moreno Tórroba: Serenata Burgalesa

Moreno Tórroba: Albada

Tansman: Mazurka

Ponce: Sonata Romántica

Malats: Serenata Española

Turina: Fandanguillo

Tárrega: Study in A

Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 1



March 16, 1951

Julian to play a morning recital for radio broadcast on the Home Service for BBC Arts.


Dowland: galliards

Weiss: Fantasia

Haydn: Minuet in D

Albéniz: Granada



April 21, 1951

Julian to play a broadcast for BBC Arts with the BBC Opera Orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson.


Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez.



November 26, 1951

Julian’s first Wigmore Hall recital. His Wigmore Hall concert debut is considered a huge success. Arranged by Emmie Tillet and financed by Thomas Goff. This was the first time Julian prepared a recital programme without his father’s input. Julian played the Martin guitar.


Besardus: Six Pieces from 'Thesaurus Harmonicus'

Dowland: Fantasia

Dowland: My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe

Purcell: Air

Purcell: Rondeau

Purcell: Ground

Purcell: Hornpipe

Weiss: Fantasia

Haydn: Minuet

Bach: Suite No. 3 for Lute


Part II

Sor: Andantino

Moreno Tórroba: Prelude
Moreno Tórroba: Andante
Moreno Tórroba: Moring Serenade
Moreno Tórroba: Melodia

Albéniz: Granada

Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 1

Works performed by Julian Bream by the age of 18 (In order by composers)


Albéniz/arr. García: Cádiz

Albéniz/arr. Tárrega: Granada
Albert: LégendeBach: Prelude
Albéniz/arr. García: Cádiz

Albéniz: Tango
Bach: Chaconne - solo piece
Bach/arr. Segovia: Courante
Bach: Gavotte

Bach/arr. Segovia: Prélude, Bourrée and Double

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major
Bach: Suite No. 3 for Lute
Bellini/ arr. Mertz: Fantasia form I Capuletti ed I Montecchi.

Besardus: Six Pieces from 'Thesaurus Harmonicus'
Coste: Andante
Carulli - duet with his father. The exact duet is unknown.
Carcassi: Andantino
Carcassi: waltz - solo piece. The exact waltz is unknown.

Carcassi: Prelude
Carulli study - solo piece. The exact study is unknown.

Coste: Andante

Coste: Concert Étude

Coste: Étude
Coste: Minuet"  
Darr: Duet No. 2 (duet with his father)
Darr: Rondoletto

Diabelli: Andante

Diaz: No. 5 Waltz

Dowland: Fantasia

Dowland: galliards

Dowland: My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe

Dowland: Three pieces for the Lute

Elgar/arr. Obregon: Salut d' Amour

César Frank - solo piece. The exact piece is unknown.
Giuliani: Danse Nord

Giuliani: Preludium
Granados/arr. García: Danza Española, No. 5

Granados/arr. Llobet: Tonadilla
Handel: Air

Handel/arr. Tárrega: Coral de Haendel

Handel: Sonata
Haydn: Allegretto
Haydn: Minuet in D

Haydn/arr. Segovia: Minuet and Trio

Hilster: Prélude
Llobet: El Testament d' Amelia

Llobet: Estilo Popular

Malats: Serenata Española

Martínez Torner: La Cueva de Salamanca - ensemble piece
Martínez Torner: La Cárcel de Sevilla - ensemble piece

Milan: Pavane

Moreno Tórroba: Albada

Moreno Tórroba: Andante

Moreno Tórroba: Los Mayos

Moreno Tórroba: Andante
Moreno Tórroba: Melodia

Moreno Tórroba: Morning Serenade

Moreno Tórroba: Oliveras

Moreno Tórroba: Prelude
Moreno Tórroba: Serenata Burgalesa

Mozart: Andante

Paganini: Sonata

Ponce: Petit Vals and May Dance
Ponce: Sonata Clásica
Ponce: Sonata Romántica

Ponce: Valse

Pujol: Canción de Cuna

Purcell: Air
Purcell: Ground
Purcell: Hornpipe

Purcell: Rondeau

Rameau: Two Minuets

Ries de Hilster: Prélude (dedicated to Julian)

Rimsky-Korsakov/arr. Bickford: Chanson Hindu (Song of India)

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez.

Sanz: Marizapalos - solo piece

Scarlatti - duet with his father. The exact duet is unknown.

Scarlatti/arr. Segovia: Sonata in C

Schumann/arr. Tárrega: Romanza

Segovia: Anecdote No. 5

Shand: Andante and Il Pensieroso
Shand: Calme du Soir, op. 58

Shand: Chanson

Shand: Il Pensieroso

Shand: Légende op. 201
Shand: Prélude et Impromptu
Shand: Premier Concerto pour Guitare et Quatuor, op. 48
Smith Brindle: Nocturne

Sor: Andantino

Sor: Grand Solo for Guitar.

Sor: A saraband based on "Les Folies d’Espagne", op. 15

Sor: Minuet

Sor: Study in D minor

Sor: Study in E minor

Sor: Study No. 5 in B minor

Sor: Study No. 23

Sor: Theme and Variations on a Theme by Mozart
Tansman: Mazurka
Tárrega: Coral de Haendel
Tárrega: Grand Vals

Tárrega: Study in A

Thorne: Mandolina
Thorne: Simple Given
Turina: Fandanguillo
Usher: Impromptu
Usher: Sonata in A
Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 1
Weiss: Allemande
Weiss: Prelude

Weiss: Fantasia
Weiss: Gavotte
Weiss: Minuet
Weiss: Sarabande

This section is dedicated to showing the advanced technique Julian was showing at a very young age. These pieces are all in the technically high intermediate to advanced area of performance. Julian continued to perform many of these pieces throughout his career.  Sadly, there is no known video footage of Julian playing as a child. There is likely some audio footage in the vaults of the BBC but they have yet to surface.

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Repertoire as a youth.