These points include Stravinsky's career as a performer, his reception among critics (especially of his contrapuntal practices), his relationship with Vienna (specifically with Arnold Schoenberg and Heinrich Schenker), and the reception of this piece by later critics (in particular Constant Lambert
and Theodor W.
It is surprising that Constant Lambert
does not mention Egdon Heath in his comprehensive (and extremely critical) survey of contemporary music, Music Ho!, published in 1934.
's jazz-inspired The Rio Grande made an obvious stablemate for the Fantasia, as it's scored for the same forces.
: Beyond The Rio Grande, Stephen Lloyd, Boydell Press, 622 pages
In the sadly forgotten camp is Constant Lambert
(father of The Who's manager Kit), who produced the film score for the 1948 movie Anna Karenina, all blurrily lush strings over chimes and drums, and swooning, sweeping themes punctuated by a lovely little oboe lament.
The Capriol Suite appears on these two discs from Divine Art, conducted both by Anthony Bernard and Constant Lambert
. Lambert and John Barbirolli each direct the Serenade for Strings.
I appreciate that it had become totally unfit for purpose, but as you moved from room to room--few of which were on the same level--you encountered a range of works as varied as Mortimer's portraits, Christopher Wood's reclining figure of Constant Lambert
, a room devoted to Eric Ravilious--another local boy--and Henry Moore's plaster The King and Queen, on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation, set against a bay window with the gardens beyond.
"For a couple of years," Vernon says, "I've been chasing a reduction of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde made by Constant Lambert
, which I've read about in two sources, but which no one can locate." He is also looking at Jonathan Dove's acclaimed transcription of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen--the so-called Birmingham Ring Cycle, which uses a 23-player orchestra and runs for 10 hours, considerably less than the original.
Even Johnson himself was not immune to this position: when he envisioned turning God's Trombones into a kind of oratorio, he turned to the British composer Constant Lambert
, despite the fact that he was well aware of the wealth of musical talent in his own city.
There was little debate about the identity of the model for this character: he was based on Powell's friend Constant Lambert
She appeared as soloist in Constant Lambert
's Piano Concerto last season and later played a programme of contemporary works by James Dillon and Michael Finnissy.
The real joys of this book are the discoveries of lesser-known people such as Constant Lambert
or the painter, Adrian Daintrey.