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Lambert: Piano Concerto, Piano Sonata, Etc / Hawthorne, Friend, Nash

Lambert / Brown / Nash Ensemble / Friend
Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55397   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Constant Lambert
Performer:  Ian BrownPhilip LangridgeNigel Hawthorne
Conductor:  Lionel Friend
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A fascinating selection of pieces by one of the twentieth century’s most original and perplexing figures. Constant Lambert is perhaps better known today for his strident views on his contemporaries, but was also as a composer of delightful, anarchic music, influenced particularly by Stravinsky and Ravel. A distinguished line-up of performers presents these works in the clearest light. This recording is a must for anyone interested in twentieth-century music. Many of Lambert’s other works are also available on Hyperion.

'A distinguished release on all counts ... immaculate production values throughout ... this wonderful anthology deserves the widest possible currency' (Gramophone)

'A fascinating and generous
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'Make haste to this collection. It's a cracker' (The Independent)

'Superlative' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Stunning' (BBC Record Review)
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Ian Brown (Piano)
Conductor:  Lionel Friend
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Ian Brown (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1929; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3. Poems (8) of Li-Po by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lionel Friend
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1929; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Mr. Bear Squash-you-all-flat by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Nigel Hawthorne (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Lionel Friend
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 

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