Constant Lambert;  Dame Edith Stiwell     (Dutton CDBP 9761)
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Constant Lambert;  Dame Edith Stiwell     (Dutton CDBP 9761)
C0469. CONSTANT LAMBERT Cond. London Phil.: The Art of Constant Lambert, incl. Bliss, Gordon, Lambert & Walton (the latter’s Façade – Excerpts [premiere recording, w.Dame Edith Stiwell [narrator]). (England) Dutton CDBP 9761, recorded 1929-48. Transfers by Michael J. Dutton. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 765387976125


“If life were fair, Constant Lambert would be known as the English Leonard Bernstein. A staggeringly assured composer-conductor who became famous in his early 20s, he was irresistibly drawn to the ballet throughout his brief but brilliant career, collaborating as closely with Frederick Ashton as Bernstein did with Jerome Robbins….On top of all this, he tossed off in his spare time one of the shrewdest books ever written about modern music, MUSIC HO!: A Study of Music in Decline….But for all the significance of his other endeavors, it is Lambert’s music that will assure him a secure place in the history of modernism….He was the first composer since Mozart to show that seriousness is not the same as solemnity….”

- Terry Teachout, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2 May, 1999