"Julian Bream is recognised as one of the world's leading guitarists, some would say the greatest. He is certainly Britain's senior ambassador as a guitarist and lutenist, touring more widely and more frequently than almost any other artist in the international arena. Tony Palmer has travelled with him in Europe and America drawing out from the essential private Julian Bream his views on his art and his position in the world of music. Here the maestro discusses the history of his beloved guitar, and its role as a solo instrument, as well as his relationships with giants of contemporary music such as Walton, Tippett, Maxwell Davies and Henze. With inimitable self-deprecating wit, he gives an impression of all that he feels about his life on the road: where he's going, what good he does, why he carries on, how he does it - the guitar, the lute, touring, recording, commissioning, 'the old musicke racket', his home. Daniel Meadows accompanied them, and his beautiful photographs adds to this unusual and curiously exhilarating picture of a self-made man - who built out of nothing, starting back when a solo guitar recital was a novelty, his own unrivalled status as a man of music."
Book in very good condition.