John Lanchbery

Born 15 May 1923. Died 27 February 2003
John Lanchbery
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1923-05-15
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John Lanchbery

John Lanchbery Biography (Wikipedia)

John Arthur Lanchbery OBE (15 May 1923 - 27 February 2003) was an English-Australian composer and conductor, famous for his ballet arrangements. He served as the Principal Conductor of the Royal Ballet from 1959 to 1972, Principal Conductor of the Australian Ballet from 1972 to 1977, and Director of the American Ballet Theatre from 1978 to 1980. Although he resigned from the position of Director of the Royal Ballet in 1972, he continued to conduct regularly for the Company until 2001.

Lanchbery worked with Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in addition to his lifelong friends Peter Stanley Lyons and Kenneth Spring.

Lanchbery was widely considered (including by Nureyev) to be the greatest conductor of his time, and to be ‘a conductor and music director of unmatched experience’ who was ‘directly responsible for raising the status and the standards of musical performance'. Maina Gielgud, Artistic Director of Australian Ballet, stated that "He [Lanchbery] is not only the finest conductor for dance of his generation and probably well beyond". One critic wrote that ‘the music was always on its best behaviour’ when Lanchbery was conducting.

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Giacomo Puccini
One Fine Day (Madame Butterfly)
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One Fine Day (Madame Butterfly)
John Lanchbery
'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin', from Tales of Beatrix Potter
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'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin', from Tales of Beatrix Potter
Sergei Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf (excerpt)
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Peter and the Wolf (excerpt)
John Lanchbery
Mrs Tiggy-winkle's Laundry; The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher (Tales of Beatrix Potter)
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Mrs Tiggy-winkle's Laundry; The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher (Tales of Beatrix Potter)
Albert Ketèlbey
In a Persian Market
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In a Persian Market
Ludwig Minkus
Pas de dix; Pas de deux
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Pas de dix; Pas de deux
Peter Ludwig Hertel
Clog Dance (La fille mal gardee)
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Clog Dance (La fille mal gardee)

Clog Dance (La fille mal gardee)

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Royal Opera Orchestra
Ferdinand Hérold
Clog Dance (La fille mal gardée)
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Clog Dance (La fille mal gardée)
Cole Porter
Evil Under The Sun (1982): Hotel Exterior / Main Titles
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Evil Under The Sun (1982): Hotel Exterior / Main Titles
John Lanchbery
Tales of Beatrix Potter (finale)
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Tales of Beatrix Potter (finale)
John Lanchbery
The Tales of Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
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The Tales of Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Frédéric Chopin
A Month in the Country
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A Month in the Country
André Messager
The Two Pigeons - Act Two
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The Two Pigeons - Act Two
André Messager
Les Deux Pigeons - Dance of the Two Pigeons
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Les Deux Pigeons - Dance of the Two Pigeons
Richard Rodney Bennett
Wednesday's Child, from Jazz Calendar
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Wednesday's Child, from Jazz Calendar
Erik Satie
Jack in the Box
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Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Frédéric Chopin
A Month in the Country - Andante Spianato
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A Month in the Country - Andante Spianato
Ferdinand Hérold
La Fille Mal Gardee - excerpts
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La Fille Mal Gardee - excerpts
Frédéric Chopin
The Turning Point (1977) - Etude in Ab Op25/1
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The Turning Point (1977) - Etude in Ab Op25/1
Ludwig Minkus
La Bayadere - The Kingdom of the Shades (extract)
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La Bayadere - The Kingdom of the Shades (extract)
John Lanchbery
Mrs. Tiggywinkle's Laundry from Tales of Beatrix Potter
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Mrs. Tiggywinkle's Laundry from Tales of Beatrix Potter
John Lanchbery
Johnny Town-Mouse (The Tales of Beatrix Potter)
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Johnny Town-Mouse (The Tales of Beatrix Potter)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Clog Dance from La Fille Mal Gardee
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Clog Dance from La Fille Mal Gardee
Constant Lambert
Finale, from ballet Romeo and Juliet
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Finale, from ballet Romeo and Juliet
John Lanchbery
The Tales of Beatrix Potter (Finale)
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The Tales of Beatrix Potter (Finale)
Ferdinand Hérold
Clog dance from La Fille mal gardee
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Clog dance from La Fille mal gardee
Ferdinand Hérold
Clog Dance (La fille mal gardée)
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Clog Dance (La fille mal gardée)
Frédéric Chopin
A Month in the Country
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A Month in the Country
John Lanchbery
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Richard Rodney Bennett
Jazz Calendar (Saturday’s Child)
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Jazz Calendar (Saturday’s Child)
Albert Ketèlbey
In a Persian market
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In a Persian market
Frédéric Chopin
A Month in the Country - No. 11 Andante Semplice
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A Month in the Country - No. 11 Andante Semplice
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker, March
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The Nutcracker, March
John Lanchbery
The Tale of Two Bad Mice (from Tales of Beatrix Potter)
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The Tale of Two Bad Mice (from Tales of Beatrix Potter)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Clog Dance (La Fille mal gardee, Act I No.17a)
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Clog Dance (La Fille mal gardee, Act I No.17a)
John Lanchbery
Tales of Beatrix Potter: Finale
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Tales of Beatrix Potter: Finale
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