Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

The Art of Julian Bream

The Art of Julian Bream album cover
Format: CD
Label: ťl Records
Release date: June 2011
Catalogue no: acmem211cd

Composed in 1957, the Sonatina was dedicated to Julian Bream, who gave its first performance at Morley College, London, on March 9 1958. Breamís 1960 recording has been re-issued by él Records in this collection. This first version on disc shows a strong sense of direction in each of the three movements and a feeling of overall unity. Breamís playing has exemplary articulation, cantabile melodic line and rhythmic vitality, and the old recording still gives a sense of both sonority and clarity.

Christopher Daly

Performed by Julian Bream (guitar)