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One of the most distinguished classical guitarists of the 20th century he played a significant role in improving the public perception of the classical guitar as a respectable instrument. Bream was born in BatterseaLondonand brought up in a musical environment in Hampton. Bream described his parents as both "conventional suburban", but in another way "very unusual". His father was a commercial artist, with an "extraordinary talent for drawing" Calentando Voy - David Bisbal - Premonición Live a "natural musician" according to Bream.
Bream would lie under the piano in "ecstasy" when his father played. His mother, of Scottish descent, was a very beautiful woman who was often, according to Bream, "not always there" mentally and did not like music, but was a warm-hearted person.
His father played jazz guitar and the young Bream was impressed by hearing the playing of Django Reinhardt ; he would later call his dog "Django". Bream began his lifelong association with the guitar by strumming along on his father's jazz guitar at an early age to dance music on the radio. He became frustrated with his lack of knowledge of harmony, so read instruction books by Eddie Lang to teach himself.
The president of the Philharmonic Society of Guitars, Dr Boris Perott, gave Bream further lessons, while his father became the society librarian, giving young Bream access to a large collection of rare music. On his 11th birthday, Bream was given a small gut-strung Spanish guitar by his father. He became something of a child prodigy, at 12 winning a junior exhibition award for his piano playing, enabling him to study piano and composition at the Royal College of Music.
Leaving the RCM inBream was called up into the army for national service. This required him to be stationed in Woolwichwhich allowed him to moonlight regularly in London with the guitar. After two years in the army, he took any musical jobs that came his way, including background music for radio plays and films. Commercial film, recording sessions and work for the BBC were important to Bream throughout the s and Come Phyllis Come - Peter Pears And Julian Bream - A Recital Of Lute Songs early s.
He played part of a recital at the Wigmore Hall on the lute inand since has done much to bring music written for the instrument to light. The consort led a great revival of interest in the music of the Elizabethan era . Bream pursued a busy career playing around the world. His first European tours took place in andfollowed beginning in by extensive touring in the Far EastIndia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and many other parts of the world.
In addition to master classes given in North America, Bream has conducted an international summer school in WiltshireEngland. Despite his importance as a classical guitarist, however, many of his RCA recordings including the series of 20th-century guitar music were out of print for several years.
In it, the narrator and Bream discuss his beginnings and his life as a concert guitarist. In he made eight films on location in Spain for Channel 4exploring historical perspectives of Spanish guitar music.
During the season he performed on Come Phyllis Come - Peter Pears And Julian Bream - A Recital Of Lute Songs separate occasions at the Wigmore Hall - at their Gala Re-opening Festival, and at a special concert celebrating his 60th birthday.
In Bream made Shes Alright With Me - Joshua White* - Pinewood Tom Joshua White (1934-1941) in both Turkey and Israel to great acclaim, and the following year played for the soundtrack to the Hollywood film Don Juan DeMarco.
Inin celebration of the 50th anniversary of his debut, he performed a recital at Cheltenham Town Hall. In recent years, his engagements have included a Gala solo performance at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, a Kosovo Aid concert at St. In November he gave an anniversary recital at Wigmore Hall, celebrating 50 years since his debut there in His final recital was at Maddermarket Theatre, The Flower That Dies Today - The Whip Angels - Without You (File) on May 6, It has been declared by Graham Wade "the finest film contribution ever to the classic guitar.
His series Guitarra! Bream's recitals are wide-ranging, including transcriptions from Elementary - Horace Andy / Rhythm Queen - Elementary 17th century, many pieces by Bach arranged for guitar, popular Spanish pieces, and contemporary music, for much of which he was the inspiration. Bream's playing can be characterised as virtuosic and highly expressive, with an eye for details, and with strong use of contrasting timbres.
Britten's Nocturnal is one of the most famous pieces in the classical guitar repertoire and was written with Bream specifically in mind. Bream has also taken part in many collaborations, including work with Peter Pears on Elizabethan music for lute Ne Frotte Pas François - Fernandel* - Ses Chansons Les Plus Célèbres voice, and three records of guitar duets with John Williams.
In he was personally presented with the Villa-Lobos Gold Medal by the composer's widow. In Bream's arm was seriously injured in a car accident. It cost him great effort to regain his previous technical ability. He is keen on the game of cricket  and is a member of the MCC. Bream has said that he had some "sessions" with Segovia but never really studied with him.
Segovia provided a personal endorsement and scholarship request to assist Bream in taking further formal music studies. Bream does not consistently hold his right-hand fingers at right angles to the strings, but Perceptual Defence - Project Nature (The Drone Project Vol. 2) a less rigid hand position for tonal variety.
Bream met Igor Stravinsky in Toronto, Canada in He tried unsuccessfully to persuade the composer to write a composition for the lute and actually played a pavane by Dowland for him.
The meeting between Bream and Stravinsky, including Bream's impromptu playing, was filmed by the National Film Board of Canada in making a documentary about the composer. Bream lived for over Come Phyllis Come - Peter Pears And Julian Bream - A Recital Of Lute Songs years in a Georgian farmhouse at Semley in Wiltshire.
In he moved to a smaller house in Donhead St AndrewWiltshire. Hele Loma (Extended Mix) - Various - Afromania Vol.2 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 November The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July Inhe was awarded the OBE for his services to music. By then, he had won the first of four Grammy awards in the US.
In the 70s, 80s and 90s, he became one of classical music's bestselling and most prolific recording artists.
Retrieved 24 February Inhe established the Julian Bream Consort, a period-instrument ensemble with Bream as lutenist helping to intensify the revival of interest in music from the Elizabethan era. Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 1 February Retrieved Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar op. London: Faber. Aldershot: Scholar Press. Archived from the original on 8 July National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 9 November England portal Music portal.
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