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This event is a celebration of the contribution of Julian Bream to the Classical Guitar and other related instruments! This event is a fund raiser to support the performers presenting this event at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
It is the 3rd in the '… on Toast' series; Segovia on Toast 2012, Williams on Toast 2014 and now Bream on Toast 2016. Finally the pun is realized!
Dr. Paul Nash, CGSV President, has had a replica of Julian Bream's 1967 8-course lute, originally made by Jose Rubio, made from Rubio's original plans by luthier Andrew Doriean especially for this event. This lute was originally made to allow Julian to play the lute with right-hand nails and supports higher tension and thicker treble strings to allow this to be achieved.
"Julian led the way in the 20th Century early music revival by playing the lute in a way that he could use a wide range of his existing instrumental technique on the lute and allow for programs that included both the lute and guitar. I have always loved the music on Julian's album 'Woods so Wild' so I will be playing some English Renaissance lute music in the program interspersed between the other program items"- Paul Nash
Paul Nashwill be playing some pieces by Anthony Holbourne and Master Paul, his Fancy from a new lute suite commissioned by him through the Adelaide Festival Trust by Shaun Rigney. Shaun will be attending to discuss the new lute suite.
Paul will also be playing 2 of Heitor Villa-Lobos's most dramatic pieces (Prelude No 4 and Etude No 11) for guitar to remind us of Julian's contribution to the performance of works of Villa-Lobos and his wonderful use of colour.
Paul will be joined on the Panel by Susan Ellis, Geoffrey Morris,Sergio Ercole, and Shaun Rigney to discuss Julian's immense contribution to the guitar and related instruments.
Geoffrey Morrisis playing the iconic Nocturnal by Benjamin Britten, the great masterpiece that Bream was responsible for getting Benjamin Britten to write for the guitar (almost for the lute!). In addition, Geoffrey will be playing 13 diferencias de Villano by Federico Guerau for baroque guitar to remind us of Julian's instrumental breadth.
Sergio Ercolewill be playing his favourite Spanish pieces, including the wonderful La Maya de Goya by Isaac Albeniz, and Serenata Espanola by Joaquin Malats.
The wonderful Johnston Duo will be contributing the following range of Bream inspired works:
Prelude and Gigue in E minor from BWV 996by Bach, This lute suite was recorded by Bream in 1966 (Miles),
Theme and Variations from sextet in B flat, op.18by Brahms, arranged by John Williams (Ziggy & Miles)
Bagatelles No 1 and 3by William Walton. (Ziggy)
Finally, introducing the young and talented 11 year old guitarist, Alice Pfieffer, who will be playing Study No 5 by Fernando Sor. and Sonata in A major by Domenico Cimarosa (arr. Bream). Come and hear a rising star!
Certainly the guitar event of the year. Not to be missed!! During the extended interval meet the performers over some refreshments and examine the 1967 replica lute!!
Geelong: 6:30pm-8:30pm last Wednesday of each calendar month, February to November, at Vines Road Community Centre, 37-61 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights.