Live but Unrecorded works
Julian Bream performed many works by composers in the live concert setting that were never represented in any of his studio recordings. Additionally, there were composers whose works he recorded frequently yet not all of their works found room on his numerous LP releases. So many of these works that were not part of his catalogue of studio recordings found room in his recitals. Indeed some of these unrecorded works found themselves on stage more frequently than works that he had recorded and released on popular LP releases.
A special thanks to the guitar aficionados at the Delcamp Classical Guitar Forum. Some of the members have been compiling Julian Bream's recital performances of unrecorded works for many decades. While the initial list provided was much smaller than what is currently on this page today, it was definitely a very useful starting point.
The vast majority of the information on this page was compiled from old programmes followed by extensive research of the individual composers and their works.
Concertino for Guitar and Orchestra , Op. 26
Johann Sebastian Bach:
-Four movements: Adagio, Fuga (Allegro), Siciliana and Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven:
First performance by Peter Pears and Julian Bream at the Aldeburgh Festival, 1965
Joan Ambrosio Dalza:
Manuel de Falla:
Luis de Milan:
Robert de Visée:
Adrian Le Roy:
Francisco Moreno Tórroba:
Reginald Smith Brindle:
Leopold Sylvius Weiss:
Julian Bream performed many more pieces that he never recorded than the ones stated above. In his live performances, it is known that he performed many works by many composers that he was never known to have recorded in the studio. Some of these live performances of unrecorded material may have surfaced later as a live radio broadcast studio recording. Some can be found on the BBC radio broadcast site and others were officially released for sale, such as the Testament CD from the BBC.
Additional composers :
Bartok, Bartolotti, Mertz, Blake-Watkins, Grieg, Händel, Lord, Migot, Piazzolla, Purcell, Regondi, Respighi, Schumann, Scott, Shand.