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Maestro Journal No 7 – October 2020

The Journal of the Malcolm Arnold Society

Issue 7 was released in early November 2020

Price: £10. To order please contact Terry. It includes p&p in the UK.

Issue 5 October 2020
64 pages, with colour illustrations:

  • Malcolm Arnold and Julian Bream by Piers Burton-Page
  • Working with Malcolm Arnold by Michala Petri
  • Thoughts on the Fourth Symphony by David Dunstan
  • Feature Films in Performance by Alan Poulton
  • A Cornish Diary, 1965-1972 by Alan Poulton
  • From the archives: articles from Beckus 2009-2010
  • Supplement: Malcolm Arnold Discography 2020 by Terry Cushion

The death of Julian Bream on 14 August 2020, at the age of 87, will have struck a note of profound sadness among musicians everywhere – not least, among devotees of the music of Malcolm Arnold, where the guitarist occupied a very special place as the dedicatee of three of his most characteristic pieces. Nor does one need to be an aficionado of guitar music per se to recognise Bream’s outstanding contri bution to music’s wider world. He was not just synonymous with the guitar: he brought to vivid life the riches of the first Elizabethan age, both via his pioneering recitals with the tenor Peter Pears, and also via his own Julian Bream Consort.

Excerpt from “Malcolm Arnold and Julian Bream” by Piers Burton-Page