Constant Lambert: Beyond the Rio Grande

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2014 - 584 pagina's
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To the economist and ballet enthusiast John Maynard Keynes he was potentially the most brilliant man he'd ever met; to Dame Ninette de Valois he was the greatest ballet conductor and advisor this country has ever had; to the composer Denis ApIvor he was the greatest, most lovable, and most entertaining personality of the musical world; whilst to the dance critic Clement Crisp he was quite simply a musician of genius. Yet sixty years after his tragic early death Constant Lambert is little known today. As a composer he is remembered for his jazz-inspired The Rio Grande but little more, and for a man who selflessly devoted the greater part of his life to the establishment of English ballet his work is largely unrecognized today. This book amply demonstrates why he deserves to be held in greater renown. With numerous music examples, extensive appendices and a unique iconography, every aspect of the career and life of this extraordinary, multi-talented man is examined. It looks not only at his music but at his journalism, his talks for the BBC, his championing of jazz (in particular Duke Ellington), and - more privately - his long-standing affair with Margot Fonteyn. This is an indispensable biography for anyone interested in Constant Lambert, ballet and British musical life in the first part of the twentieth century. STEPHEN LLOYD is a writer on British music and author of William Walton: Muse of Fire (Boydell, 2001).
 

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1 190514 A Meteor Fell
1
2 191522 At Christs Hospital
10
3 19226 The College WhizzKid
32
4 19256 Diaghilev and Disagreement
54
5 19267 Early Ballets and Philip Heseltine
73
6 192730 The Rio Grande and Jazz
96
7 192831 Camargo and the Birth of British Ballet
123
8 1931 Marriage and Journalism
144
20 19501 Snakes and Tiresias
389
Appendix 1 The Compositions of Constant Lambert
420
Appendix 2 Synopsis of Tiresias
439
Appendix 3 A Constant Lambert Discography
441
Appendix 4 Constant Lamberts Journalism
472
Appendix 5 Constant Lamberts Talks for the BBC
503
Appendix 6 Constant Lamberts BBC Talks on Modern Dance Music Jazz
507
Appendix 7 Constant Lamberts Third Programme Broadcasts
513

9 19324 A Permanent Post
159
10 1934 Lets to Billiards Music Ho
179
11 1934 Elgar and Delius Enter Fonteyn
195
12 1935 Van Dieren and Walton
208
13 1936 Pestilence and Apparitions
218
14 19378 Checkmate and Horoscope
245
15 193940 Double Bishops and Limericks
264
16 19403 Escape from Holland
286
17 19445 Small Fish and Large Cats
320
18 19456 The Second Mrs Lambert
335
19 194650 The Third Programme and The Fairy Queen
352
Appendix 8 Constant Lamberts Conducting Engagements at the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts
524
Anthony Powell Hugh Moreland and Constant Lambert
529
Appendix 10 C B Rees on Constant Lambert
535
Appendix 11 A Constant Lambert Iconography
537
Appendix 12 Lamberts Limericks and Other Verses
543
Appendix 13 VicWells Sadlers Wells London Repertoire
545
Bibliography
554
Index
565
Backcover
585
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