Lutenist & Guitarist Julian Bream

July 6, 2022, 10:00 pm

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Julian Bream (Photo: Georg Erlich (Georg.Erlich), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

English lutenist and guitarist Julian Bream’s contributions to music are innumerable. Along with Andrés Segovia, Bream is regarded as the most charismatic and influential classical guitarist of the 20th century. Although his repertoire spanned the centuries, on this edition of Baroque&Before, we’ll focus on his interpretations of works of the Renaissance and Baroque. Recordings used in this program come from Classical WFMT’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Music Library.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
“Bourrée & Gigue” from Lute Suite in e, BWV 996
Julian Bream, guitar
RCA 63713-2

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Lute Concerto in D, R 93
Julian Bream, lute; Monteverdi Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Partie Polonaise/Polish Partita
Julian Bream and John Williams, guitars
RCA 61452-2

Robert de Visée (c.1655–1732/1733)
Suite in d minor
Julian Bream, guitar
RCA 6159-2

Francis Cutting (c.1550–c.1595)
Julian Bream, lute
RCA 33705-2

John Dowland (1563-1626)
Go Nightly Cares

Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558-1602)
The Frog Galliard

La Rosignol
Julian Bream Consort
RCA 61589-2

John Dowland
The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard
DG 4777550

The King of Denmark’s Galliard
RCA 61600-2
Julian Bream, lute

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)