Wow I cant believe you found my site on Julian Bream.
You must have really dug through cyperspace to find it because I have yet to work on the whole "search engine" stuff. I did initially mention it on the Delcamp site back in 2013 while I was still working on it and had yet to publish it. Later, I was bumped from this site for non-activity (not the first time
) and I did not mention it in my new introduction when I rejoined because I still think it was very unfinished. I published what I had on the last day of 2015. Another reason for not mentioning it was that I did not want to seem like some sort of self described Bream expert on this site. I'm just a big fan! I'm sure there are a lot of you older than me that can add a lot to my knowledge base on Bream. I'm in my early 50s so I mainly looking at you 60 and 70 year old members for tidbits of information. I saw him in concert once but I have never actually met him. Would love to sit down with him but that is not likely to happen since he doesn't even know the site exist I imagine. I was just in Spain visiting my family and when I got back to the states I checked the site and I had over a hundred new visit. Now I know why all the new traffic - you mentioned it on your post. I hope you liked the site and I plan to pick up real soon where I left off on 2015. I was so exhausted that I just had to take a break from it.
spanishguitarmusic wrote:Thank you for the link to the website! This is the first time I took a look at the website, very nice!
Yes, but the info on the site is misleading. As stated above, part of it is actually recorded on a Kevin Aram.
I'm sorry I mislead anybody in reference to the guitar used by Mr. Bream for the recording of La Guitarra Romnatica. As you can tell from the website I do make an educated presumption on the pieces recorded in the early 80's but I did not make any statement on the pieces recorded in the 90's because that information was not available to me. As I stated in the web page, the CD release was likely an afterthought and likely a bunch of left over recording from the Music of Spain series. Bream must have decided to record a handful of extra pieces in the 90's to round out the album. Yes, it is likely he did not use the same guitar for the pieces recorded in the early 90's. No information was available on the CD release and to my knowledge there was never an LP release with liner notes. Additionally, the very informative book by Graham Wade accidentally overlooked its inclusion. Once the box set came out, I immediately ran to the book provided but it had no additional information. That little tidbit of information had always alluded me. I actually have a few questions I would like to ask Mr. Bream about this huge musical journey he took called the Music of Spain. The book included with the box set included the guitar information on just about every recording except for this particular album.
May I ask how you know that those Spanish pieces recorded in the 90s were performed on a Aram guitar? Is the Aram guitar website your only source? Any available information you may have that you find that is not on my site or you feel is not clear enough, please by all means let me know. Not sure if you looked through the whole site but I stated in a few places to please contact me with new information that I might be able to use.
Thanks for the information and I hope everybody can tell that the website is vast yet still very unfinished.