RCA Victor Red Seal LM/SC-2448 

CA AGL1-3964. 1981 

RCA Red Seal SB 6891  

The Art of Julian Bream

*Readable size at the bottom of page.

Back cover-readable size

Reissues-Alternate Front Covers

RCA Red Seal Stereo LM/SC-2448,

Germany, Released 1961

RCA/Decca mono  RB16239 

JulianBreamGuitar.com

Webmaster's note:
This album title so perfectly describes the whole essence of Bream - THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM. To top it all off, it has a great picture of the young artist playing his guitar. He was a good looking young man in a perfect pose for a guitarist. His coat, guitar, skin and hair are all warm shades of browns and tans with a very pleasing shade of sky blue in the background. It was his first album cover for his first and only long term record label. It really set the tone for his 40 year tenure at RCA and propelled his carrier into the "sky". Sure this album cover probably would not "do" by today's standards but it was "classy" yet it has a sense of "newness". The album cover still holds up incredibly well as a vintage album cover for a classical musician. The curse of a picture like this and an album title that refers to generalities, (instead of the actual musical content of the album) is that every compilation for the next 100 years will want to use The Art of Julian Bream as it's title. This title and picture is by far the most over used on compilations even when the compilation contains very few selections from this actual album. Additionally, it has been used on a book title and I'm sure a few magazine articles have probably used it as well.  It leads to a lot of confusion but this picture and title have become the visual signature stamp to his musical legacy. Iconic in the world of classical guitar! That is why I also chose to used it on the home page of this fansite. 

The Art of Julian Bream

Recorded: October & November 1959

Location: RCA Studio B-New York, NY, USA
Instrument: Guitar-Hermann Hauser Jr., 1957
Producer: Peter Delheim

Recording Engineer: Lewis Layton
Label: RCA Victor Red Seal
Released: November 1960

  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (arr. Segovia): Aria con variazioni detta "La Frescobalda"
  • Mateo Albéniz (arr. Pujol): Sonata in D major
  • Domenico Scarlatti (arr. Bream): Sonata in C minor, K 11 (played in E minor)
  • Domenico Scarlatti (arr. Segovia):Sonata in B minor, K 87 (played in E minor)
  • Domenico Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in C-sharp minor
  • Domenico Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in A major
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 1. Allegretto
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 2. Lento
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 3. Rondo
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: En los trigales
  • Maurice Ravel (arr. Bream): Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Albert Roussel: Segovia, Op. 29



LP
The Art of Julian Bream
(original LP release) LM/SC-2448



Reissues:


LP

THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM

RCA RB 16239 mono , UK. Released 1960


THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM
RCA Living Stereo LSC 2448, 1960


THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM               
RCA Red Seal ‎– LSC-9882-B. Germany. Released 1961


Julian Bream Plays Sonatas by...

RCA Red Seal SB 6891, reissue of The Art of Julian Bream with a photograph from a later LP - Julian Bream, 70s'


THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM

RCA AGL1-3964. Released 1981



Compilations:


LP
THE ART OF THE SPANISH GUITAR (compilation)

RCA Red Seal (Double LP set)VCS 7057. 1970
Includes the Scarlatti, Ravel and Rodrigo selections from The Art of Julian Bream. The compilation also contains selections from Popular Classics for the Spanish Guitar, Baroque Guitar, 20th Century Guitar, Julian Bream and His Friends andClassic Guitar.

THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM (compilation) - (5 LP Box Set)

RCA Red Seal 38 track stereo. SER5638-42. Released 1972

Assuming this release contains this LP in its entirety along with 4 others RCA LPs (assuming this information-have not been able to verify this information). Including Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra, Concierto de Aranjuez and much more, complete with fold-out 6-page illustrated booklet.


CD

THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION (2 disc compilation)
RCA/BMG 74321 337052. Released 1996
The only selections from The Art of Julian Bream included in this compilations are M. Albéniz' "Sonata in D major"
and Rodrigo's "En Los Trigales"

THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION -VOLUME 2 (compilation)
BMG Released 2000
The only selections from The Art of Julian Bream included in this compilations are Berkley's "Sonatina, Op. 52,  No. 1" and Rousell's "Segovia, Op. 29".

BREAM ADAGIOS (compilation)
RCA Victor/Red Seal/BMG. 090266390526. Released 2002

The only selection from The Art of Julian Bream included in this compilations is Cimarosa's "Sonata in C sharp minor"

RODRIGO; CONCIERTTO DE ARANJUEZ - FANTASIA PARA UN GENTILHOMBRE (compilation)
RCA Red Seal/BMG. 828766087024. Released 2004

The only selection from The Art of Julian Bream included in this compilations is Rodrigo's "En Los Trigales".


THE ESSENTIAL JULIAN BREAM
RCA Red Seal. 886972134024. Released  2008

The only selection from The Art of Julian Bream included in this compilations is Roussel: Segovia : op. 29

THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM (compilation)

él label 5013929321137.     2011
A compilation of 3 early RCA albums.
Contains all the selections from The Art of Julian Bream album in addition to Turina and de Falla selections from his RCA album Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar. Additionally the Arnold "Guitar Concerto" from his RCA album Guitar Concertos is also included.


THE YOUNG JULIAN BREAM (compilation)
Instituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6608.  Released 2011
This compilation includes one selection, "Chaconne" from A Bach Recital for the Guitar. The rest of the CD is the entire album The Art of Julian Bream.


RODRIGO; CONCIERTTO DE ARANJUEZ - FANTASIA PARA UN GENTILHOMBRE (compilation)
RCA Red Seal/BMG. 88697715022. Released 2011

The only selection from The Art of Julian Bream included in this compilations is Rodrigo's "En Los Trigales".


JULIAN BREAM IN CONCERTO (compilation)
Alto label   ALC 1174.   Released February 2012
This compilation includes the entire album Guitar Concertos in addition to Berkeley, Cimarosa, Ravel and Roussel pieces from The Art of Julian Bream.

ITALIAN AND SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC (compilation)
Heritage label HTGCD242. Released December 2012
This compilations contains all selections from the Westminster album Spanish Guitar Music and all the selections from the RCA album The Art of Julian Bream except for the non-Italian composers (Berkeley, Ravel and Roussel).

CLASSICS FOR SOLO GUITAR (compilation)
Alto label  ALC 1238.     Released September 2013
This compilation contains the Rodrigo, Albeniz and Frescobaldi selections from The Art of Julian Bream on RCA and selections from two Westminster albums - the five preludes by Villa-Lobos and the four selections by Moreno Tórroba from Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba and the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro from A Bach Recital for the Guitar.


THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM (compilation)
Heritage label    HTG CDM032.     July 2014
This release contains the entire album Guitar Concertos in addition to the Ravel piece and the Rodrigo piece from The Art of Julian Bream on RCA. This compilation also includes recordings from the Westminster label- Turina's "Ráfaga", de Falla:'s "Homenaje 'Le Tombeau De Debussy' ", Sor's "6 Little Pieces Op.5, No. 5" and "Estudio No. 5 in B Minor" from Spanish Guitar Music plus the five preludes by Villa-Lobos and the "Preludio in E" by Moreno Tórroba fromGuitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba.

THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM (compilation)
Regis label  RRC 1416.   May 2014
This release contains the entire album Guitar Concertos in addition to the Ravel piece from The Art of Julian Bream on RCA. This compilation also includes recordings from the Westminster label-the five preludes by Villa-Lobos from Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba.


Compilations CD Box Sets:


JULIAN BREAM EDITION - THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION (box set compilation)
RCA/BMG Music. Released 1993. 
Disc: volume 9 - Baroque Guitar (JBE)

This compilation includes Frescobaldi's "La Frescobalda", Scarlatti's "Sonata in C minor, K 11" and "Sonata in B minor, K 87" and Cimarosa's "Sonata in C-sharp minor" and "Sonata in A major".


JULIAN BREAM: MY FAVORITE ALBUMS (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Classical. Released July 2010
Disc 01 - The Art of Julian Bream

THE COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION -CLASSICAL GUITAR ANTHOLOGY (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Music Entertainment. Released 2013.
Disc 01 - The Art of Julian Bream