Celebrate the 80th birthday of the great guitarist Julian Bream - and the announcement that he is to be the recipient of the 2013 Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award - with our latest Gramophone Milestones Podcast.
During his long career Bream's devoted commitment to championing the guitar enhanced its reputation as a concert hall instrument immeasurably, and his encouragement of composers has left the repertoire so much richer, something he continues to do today thorough his Trust. Gramophone editor Martin Cullingford met him at his home to talk about his musical life and career.
Excerpts throughout the Podcast are taken from a celebratory 40-CD and 3-DVD box-set issued by Sony Classical to mark Julian Bream's 80th birthday (link takes you to Amazon).
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Gramophone Milestones Podcasts are produced in association with EFG International - co-sponsor, along with Steinway & Sons, of the 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Awards. Read more about Julian Bream in the Gramophone Hall of Fame.