There are a few landmark recordings in the guitars history, this is one of them. One of the most profound 20th century music recordings with over 70 minutes of music. Julian Bream recorded 3 discs for EMI all of which should be in the collection of any serious guitarist. The Martin and Britten works were recorded back in 1966 on the 20th Century Guitar album. The Britten Nocturnal after John Downland is one of the most important guitar works written for the solo classical guitar of any era and was written for and dedicated to Julian Bream. Whilst other performers and recordings can bring a different musical interpretation to this work the music lends itself so innately to Breams musical genius. In this recording the mood, coloures and depth that the music captures are brought out in such an engaging performance, when seriously great music is preformed by a great performer the result is powerfully overwhelming. The Brouwer Sonata is another fine piece by one of the guitars most important composers, here taken at a slower tempo than most other versions but with such attention to musical detail giving this piece even more intensity which is a trademark of Breams playing . The Frank Martin 4 movement piece is a gem and can be seen as a neo-classical work of importance for the guitar. Toru Takemitsu-All in Twilight is ideal music for the Bream treatment, the ambiance musical tones are so well expressed and suited for the guitar. A serious collection of pieces that demands as much from the listener played at the highest level of musical maturity. Sublime.