10. december: Constant Lambert

Foto: Constant Lambert. National Gallery, England

Constant Lambert, (1905-1951)

Lambert was an English composer, conductor and critic that made an active effort to establish the ballet as an art form in England. He was also conductor of the Camargo Society, which resulted in the creation of Sadler’s Wells Ballet where he worked as a director until 1947. In 1926, Diaghilev requested the ballet Romeo and Juliet from Lambert. He has also composed works like the ballet Horoscope (1938) and Eight Chinese Songs (1926), and Music Ho! A Study of The Decline of Music (1934), is seen as a pivotal study of the 1900’s music. 

Horoscope was a ballet written in 1937 by Ashton, scenography of Sophie Fedorovitch and music by Constant Lambert. The ballet is based on astrological themes and is about a young man and woman born in the zodiacs of the lion and the virgin. They are both under the moon Gemini, which enables them to overcome their enemies and become lovers.

 

 

 

 

78000303 (1-4)
BKN: 73752877
Lambert, Constant, GB, 1905 – 1951
Horoscope [Musikkopptak] : Ballet Suite / Lambert. – UK : The Columbia Gramophone Co., Ltd.. – På to dobbeltsidige 78-plater : 78 rpm ; 30 cm
Innhold: Plate 1 side A: Part 1: Dance of the Followers of Leo . Side B : Part 2 : Valse for the Gemini . Plate 2 side A : Part 3 : Invocation to the Moon and finale (first part) . Side B : Invocation to the Moon and finale (Conclusion)
Liverpool Philarmonic Orchestra . Lambert, Constant : Dirigent.
Komposisjonstype: Ballet musikk
Besetning: Orkester
Edisjonsnummer: Columbia DX 1196 , DX 1197
Medforf.: Lambert, Constant