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Constant Lambert

(1905-1951), Composer, conductor and critic

Sitter in 33 portraits
Lambert and his brother, the sculptor Maurice Lambert, were brought up in South London. He won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, and in the 1920s was part of the bohemian group that included the Sitwells and William Walton. A champion of modernism, he urged the incorporation of continental and jazz influences into English music, reflected in his best-known composition The Rio Grande (1929). Other works include a major choral masque Summer's Last Will and Testament (1936) and ballet music Horoscope (1938) and Tiresias (1951), both for Margot Fonteyn. He was Musical Director at Sadlers Wells Ballet until 1947.

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Constant Lambert, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30025

Constant Lambert

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30025

Constant Lambert, after Wyndham Lewis - NPG D32949

Constant Lambert

after Wyndham Lewis
lithograph, 1932
NPG D32949

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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
quarter-plate film negative, 1944-1945
NPG x23198

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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
NPG x23200

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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)
halftone 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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Constant Lambert

by Howard Coster
print
NPG x10686

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