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Tchaikovsky, Meyerbeer, Boyce, Rossini: Ballet Music / Constant Lambert, et al

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Patineurs, ballet (arranged by Constant Lambert; music from "Le Prophete," Act 3)
>Lambert, Constant : The Prospect Before Us (or, Pity the Poor Dancers), ballet
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Constant Lambert became fascinated with ballet after being taken to see Diaghilev's 'Ballet Russes' as a schoolboy. He was one of the artistic triumvirate who helped establish ballet in England, the other two consisting of Ninette de Valois, founder and Frederick Ashton, choreographer. The company began as the Vic-Wells Company, later called Sadler's Wells and now is the Royal Ballet. Called "the greatest ballet man in the business" Lambert's recordings on this CD are taken from digitally remastered 78rpm discs done in the 1940s.



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Introduction
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: The fairy Carabosse
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: The lilac fairy
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: The six fairies
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Valse
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Rose adagio
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Puss in boots
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Diamond and silver fairies
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Mazurka and apotheosis
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Patineurs, ballet (arranged by Constant Lambert; music from "Le Prophète," Act 3)
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1937

>Lambert, Constant : The Prospect Before Us (or, Pity the Poor Dancers), ballet
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1940

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera :: Ballet Music
  • Conductor: Constant Lambert
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1829