sabato 13 dicembre 2014

Interview with Julian Bream on Classical Guitar Magazine




Catching Up with Julian Bream: The Legendary Master Looks Back

By Thérèse Wassily Saba
(The following interview was adapted from the December 2014 issue of Classical Guitar)
Thérèse Wassily Saba: The first issue of Classical Guitar was published in September/October 1982 and you were on the cover – that was 32 years ago. Can you remember some things from that period that were highlights of your career? You were still doing Wigmore Hall recitals as an annual event.Julian Bream: Yes and I was preparing a series of films for Channel 4 television [in Britain], which was calledGuitarra!; it was about the history of the guitar in Spain and that took me four years of preparation – from 1980 to 1984. So I would have been in the middle of preparing that; choosing the music; doing the research; learning the baroque guitar; learning the renaissance guitar; studying the vihuela; and generally trying to make a pretty fist of all the pieces that I had put down for the program....
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