Julian Bream

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Julian Bream
Bream in 1964
Bream in 1964
Background information
Birth nameJulian Alexander Bream
Born(1933-07-15)15 July 1933
Battersea, England, United Kingdom
Died14 August 2020(2020-08-14) (aged 87)
Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
InstrumentsGuitar, lute
LabelsRCA Victor, EMI

Julian Alexander Bream[1] CBE (15 July 1933 – 14 August 2020) was an English[2] virtuoso classical guitarist and lutenist. He was one of the best known classical guitarists of the 20th century.[3]

He worked for RCA Victor and EMI Classics many times. These recordings won him several awards, including four Grammy Awards, two for Best Chamber Music Performance and two for Best Classical Performance.[4]

Bream died on 14 August 2020 at his home in Wiltshire, aged 87.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stewart Button (November 2005). Julian Bream: The Foundations of a Musical Career. Bold Strummer Limited. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-57784-067-1.
  2. Sensier and Wade, 2001
  3. Jeffries, Stuart (2013-09-13). "Julian Bream: 'I'm a better musician now than when I was 70'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-07-20. In 1964, he 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. [...] He will be awarded the Gramophone lifetime achievement award on 17 September [2013].
  4. Grammy Award Winners "Nominees and Winners | GRAMMY.com". Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  5. "The great British guitarist Julian Bream has died, aged 87". Classical Music.