Constant Lambert

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English composer and conductor (1905-1951)

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Other noteworthy works in 'People's Choice' include Christopher Wood's P7 134 of fishing boats off Penzance--sadly his portrait of Constant Lambert did not make the selection-Edward Wadsworth's Bronze Ballet, a surreal scene of propellers on a quayside, and Edward Burra's majestic Soldiers' Backs of 1942.
A partial roster of such distinguished figures might include Arthur Bliss, Elizabeth Maconchy, Constant Lambert, Howard Ferguson, Herbert Howells, John Ireland, and Peter Warlock.
More important, Kavanagh gives us a view of the intellectual and creative cauldron that was bubbling at the time of the birth of the Vic-Wells (later Sadler's Wells and, finally, Royal) Ballet: We meet Marie Rambert, Lord (Gerald) Berners, Constant Lambert, Benjamin Britten, Cecil Beaton, the Sitwells, Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, Margot Fonteyn (who carried on a long affair with Lambert in her early twenties), Oliver Messel, John Gielgud, Lydia Lopokova, John Maynard Keynes, and numerous others.
Its performance here is both zippy and thoughtful, and it is worth buying the disc for this alone - and for the delicious, almost obscene quote from Constant Lambert cited in Bruce Phillips's lively insert-notes.
Improvisations on a theme of Constant Lambert complete the issue.
Sakari Oramo of course redressed the balance with some powerful performances, but it is only under Andris Nelsons that the CBSO has committed the composer to disc (the then City of Birmingham Orchestra recorded Romeo and Juliet under the baton of Constant Lambert in 1941).
Constant Lambert was never able to persuade anyone to stage a ballet to Sousa music, and even Strauss's Viennese waltzes were at one time regarded as a little downscale for the noble art of Terpsichore.
And in a week which brings several international pianists to the region, Warren Mailley-Smith is today's lunchtime recitalist at the Guild Chapel (12 noon, details of all Stratford Festival events on 01926 496277); Mark Bebbington brings an enticing programme of Schubert's late B-flat Sonata, the Suite in Three Movements composed in 1925 by Constant Lambert (world premiere) and the Sonata by Frank Bridge to Pershore's exciting and comfortable arts centre at Number 8, High Street (7.
And even so, other Romeo ballets (with one or two scores commissioned, others simply borrowed) have been created to composers as various as Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Delius, and Constant Lambert, not to mention Claus Schall, who wrote the music for Vincenzo Galeotti's version for the Danes in 1811.
There were six pupils - all girls - in the original company, but devotion and sheer hard work soon attracted others, including Frederick Ashton, Anton Dolin, Robert Helpmann, conductor-composer Constant Lambert, Alicia Markova, Lydia Lopoukhova, and the young Margot Fonteyn.
1 (from the shadowy First Violin Concerto) makes an acceptable bridge between these two, Szigeti here joined by Constant Lambert and a very new Philharmonia on this 1946 recording.
They also make a very good job of the filler, Improvisations on a Theme by Constant Lambert.
Like Berlin, so many of the top composers were Jewish - Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Sammy Cahn - that the composer and critic Constant Lambert called Tin Pan Alley 'a commercialised Wailing Wall'.
This prompted his colleague composer, conductor and bon viveur Constant Lambert to spread the rumour that Walton was in fact the bastard son of George Sitwell - the result of a liaison with, of all people, the aggressively-sapphic suffragette composer Ethel Smyth.
You can see why Arnold in his youth admired Constant Lambert, a serious composer who absorbed jazz as naturally as Vaughan Williams did folksong.