The Music Plays On — Music Written For Julian Bream

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Julian Bream

Julian Bream, one of the world’s great classical guitarists and lutenists, passed away a couple of days ago at the age of 87. For an entire generation of music lovers, particularly in England, Bream revealed the rich repertoire of the guitar and lute and was also the leading advocate for new compositions for the guitar. His influence is enormous and will remain so.

Here are two great documentaries:

Here are performances of just some of the music that was written for Julian Bream.

Benjamin Britten Nocturnal after John Dowland —

Malcolm Arnold Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra

Richard Rodney Bennett Guitar Concerto; William Walton Five Bagatelles; Lennox Berkeley Theme and Variations

Written by

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic

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