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Constant Lambert (1905-1951), Composer, conductor and critic

Sitter in 31 portraits
Composer, conductor and critic. Lambert and his brother, the sculptor Maurice Lambert, were brought up in South London. He attended the Royal School of Music, and in the 1920s was part of the coterie that included the Sitwells and William Walton. He was Lilian Baylis's Musical Director at Sadlers Wells Ballet, until 1947; his ballet music includes Horoscope (1938) and Tiresias (1951) both for Margot Fonteyn. Other works include 'Elegiac Blues' and The Rio Grande (1929), both influenced by American jazz, and the English pastoral, chorale masque Summer's Last Will and Testament.

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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
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Constant Lambert

by Gordon Anthony
vintage print, 1940s
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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23199

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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23201

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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23202

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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23203

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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23204

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Constant Lambert

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
photogravure reproduction tear sheet, published 11 September 1946
NPG x193325

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Constant Lambert

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1946
NPG x22437

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