Paul Balmer Interviews Julian Bream


Paul Balmer & Julian Bream

Julian Bream is probably the greatest musician to dedicate his life to the guitar. He attended the London BAFTA premiere of ‘A Life In The Jazz Century’ and was impressed enough to request ‘Music on Earth’ produce his biography.

This became ‘Julian Bream My Life In Music’ which was became ‘GRAMOPHONE DVD of the year’ in 2006. Graham Wade has called this “the most important film document of the classic guitar ever made”. 

Once more we were invited into an artist’s home and were close to genius.




5-star DVD✰✰✰✰✰ - this film is rather more than the conventional interview-music-interview portrait, and an all-too-rare example of how to maximise the resources of DVDOutstanding. (BBC Music Magazine) 

The finest film contribution to the classic guitar ever ... a masterpiece (Graham Wade)

A magical two hours (Classical Music)

 … perfectly encapsulates a noble musician who takes what he does incredibly seriously … highly compelling viewing (International Record Review)

5-star DVD✰✰✰✰✰ “… Essential viewing … for all classical guitar enthusiasts  …”  (Guitar Techniques)

5-star DVD✰✰✰✰✰ ˜˜˜˜˜ a music DVD Masterpiece  anyone interested in the history of the guitar in the 20th Century will be stunned and delighted … fabulous. (Record Collector Review)

˜˜˜˜˜5 Star DVD - ˜˜˜˜ … well made, interesting documentary paints an affectionate portrait of perhaps the greatest of living classical guitarists.(Classic FM Magazine)

 “An excellent 123-minute profile… great archival footage … good performance sequences … stereo surround sound is smooth and rich … video image is crisp, with vivid colors.” (DVD Laser Disc Newsletter)

  “… enjoy this beautifully produced biopic of a superbly sensitive artist for the pleasure and insights it provides …” (Classical Guitar Magazine)

 ‘Masterley’ (Sir David Attenborough)