Julian Bream - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2 CD, APE)
Julian Bream - The Ultimate Guitar Collection (2 CD, APE)

Performer: Julian Bream
Composer: Mateo Albeniz, Francis Cutting, John Dowland, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: RCA
Size: 637 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Lute Concerto, for lute, 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Monteverdi Conservatory Giovanni Orchestra
with Julian Bream
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

# Packington’s Pound
Composed by Francis Cutting
with Julian Bream

# Variations on Greensleeves for lute
Composed by Francis Cutting
with Julian Bream

# Fantasia, for lute in G minor, P 7
Composed by John Dowland
with Julian Bream

# Canarios
Composed by Gaspar Sanz
with Julian Bream

# Sonata for piano in D major, Op.13
Composed by Mateo Albeniz
with Julian Bream

# Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 No.5: Leyenda
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Julian Bream

# El Sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 2, for orchestra (scenes and dances from Part II), G. 59 The Miller’s Dance
Composed by Manuel de Falla
with Julian Bream

# Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar
Composed by Francisco Tarrega
with Julian Bream

# Chôros No. 1, for guitar, “Tipico brasileiro”, A. 161
Composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos
with Julian Bream

# Prelúdios (5), for guitar, A. 419 No 01 in E minor, Andantino espressivo
Composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos
with Julian Bream

# Prelúdios (5), for guitar, A. 419 No 02 in D, Poco animato
Composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos
with Julian Bream

# En los trigales, for guitar (Por los campos de España No. 1)
Composed by Joaquin Rodrigo
with Julian Bream

# Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra
Composed by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performed by Monteverdi Conservatory Giovanni Orchestra
with Julian Bream
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

# Mallorca, barcarola for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 202, B. 41
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Julian Bream

# Suite española No. 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 Cataluña/Granada/Sevilla/Cádiz
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Julian Bream

# Cantos de España, pieces (5) for piano, Op. 232, B. 44 No 04, Cordoba
Composed by Isaac Albeniz
with Julian Bream

# Cuentos de la juventud (Scenes of Childhood), pieces (10) for piano, Op. 1, H. 39 Dedicatoria
Composed by Enrique Granados
with Julian Bream

# Tonadillas al estilo antiguo, songs (10) for voice & piano, H. 136 La Maja de Goya
Composed by Enrique Granados
with Julian Bream

# Spanish Dances (12), in 4 volumes for piano (also arrangements), Op. 37, H. 142 No.4, Villanesca
Composed by Enrique Granados
with Julian Bream

# Valses poéticos, pieces (7) for piano, H. 147
Composed by Enrique Granados
with Julian Bream

# Andaluza (Playera), various guitar & other non-piano arrangements (No.5 of “Spanish Dances (12)”)
Composed by Enrique Granados
with Julian Bream

# Piezas (3) españolas, for guitar
Composed by Joaquin Rodrigo
with Julian Bream

I Cherish This CD!!!

Many years ago I heard a recording of Julian Bream playing a composition by Bach on the guitar. I have been in love with classical guitar ever since. I have many recordings of Julian Bream. This is a fine collection for anyone interested in classical guitar. There are two CD’s in this set. Most of the selections are simply the guitar. My favorite among these are “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”, “Valses Poeticos”, and “Suite Espanola, opus 47/Granada.”

In addition, if you like an orchestra, there are two wonderful compositions on this CD package. The first is Rodrigo’s beautiful piece, “Concierto de Aranjuez.” The second is Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D for Lute and Strings.” In fact, the title of this CD package is somewhat misleading. It is technically not “The Ultimate Guitar Collection.” In point of fact, Julian Bream is one of the world’s finest lutenists. The Vivaldi piece is ,indeed, played on the lute. Not only did Julian Bream open up the world of classical guitar to me, but he also opened up the beautiful world of the lute.

I really do cherish this CD!!! I hope you will also.

I thank you Maestro for your dedication and hard work. What a joy to listen to your recordings!

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