Lambert, C: The Rio Grande

This page lists our only recording of The Rio Grande, by Constant Lambert (1905-51) on CD.

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Lambert: Summer’s Last Will and Testament

Label:

Helios

Catalogue No:

CDH55388

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th Aug 2011

Barcode:

0034571153889

Medium:

CD
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Lambert: Summer’s Last Will and Testament


Lambert, C:

The Rio Grande

Aubade Héroique

Summer's Last Will and Testament


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Primarily a renowned music critic and conductor and composer of ballets, Constant Lambert wrote very few choral works. Summer’s Last Will and Testament is an extensive cantata of stylistic diversity and emotional power. Completed in 1935, this setting of writings by the poet Thomas Nashe has strong claims to being one of its composer’s finest works. Despite attracting little attention at its premiere, Malcolm Arnold called it “one of the undiscovered treasures of the English choral repertoire”.

This benchmark recording by the English Northern Philharmonia and David Lloyd-Jones is a first-class demonstration of orchestral and choral brilliance.

Lambert: The Rio Grande

Lambert: Aubade Héroïque

Lambert: Summer's Last Will & Testament - 1. Intrata

Lambert: Summer's Last Will & Testament - 2. Madrigal Con Ritornelli

Lambert: Summer's Last Will & Testament - 3. Coranto

Lambert: Summer's Last Will & Testament - 4. Brawles

Lambert: Summer's Last Will & Testament - 5. Madrigal Con Ritornelli

Lambert: Summer's Last Will & Testament - 6. Rondo Burlesca, "King Pest"

Lambert: Summer's Last Will & Testament - 7. Saraband

BBC Music Magazine

“Nothing short of a triumph. With the bittersweet Aubade héroïque as makeweight, no disc makes a better case for Lambert’s importance”

The Guardian

“A masterpiece buried for far too long”

CD Review

“One is very reluctant at the conclusion to disturb the silence by standing up and switching off the CD player”

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