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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.