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Lambert: Piano Concerto No. 1 - (And all that) Jazz

Charles Hazlewood concludes his exploration of the impact made by jazz and dance music in European music of the 1920s and 30s, with a profile of the English composer, Constant Lambert, born in 1905.

In this audience workshop Charles is joined by pianist, David Owen Norris and the BBC Concert Orchestra for an exploration of two of Lambert's youthful piano works, the Elegiac Blues and the extraordinarily precocious Piano Concerto (No. 1), which he composed as an eighteen year old student.

The programme also includes Lambert's arrangement of his friend William Walton's overture, Portsmouth Point.

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1 hour, 1 minute


Role Contributor
Composer Constant Lambert
Composer William Walton