Personalities | Julian Bream | Contemporary | Classical

b. 1933
English guitarist and lutenist

Bream made his London debut on the guitar in 1950, and his US debut in 1958. Having begun to study the lute in 1950, he later formed a partnership with Britten’s life-partner Pears, with whom he performed and recorded Elizabethan lute songs. He formed the Julian Bream Consort in 1959. Among composers who wrote guitar works for him were Britten and William Walton (1902–83).

Introduction | Contemporary | Classical
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