Lambert, Lucien, French composer and pianist; b. Paris, Jan. 5, 1858; d. Oporto, Portugal, Jan. 21, 1945. He studied first with his father, and after a tour of America and Europe, he returned to Paris to study at the Cons, with Dubois and Massenet, taking the Prix Rossini in 1885 with his cantata Prométhée enchaîné. He settled in Portugal in 1914, where he was later a prof, of composition at the Oporto Cons. (1922–37).
dramatic: Opera: Brocéliande (Rouen, Feb. 25, 1893); Le Spahi (Paris, Oct. 18, 1897); La Marseillaise (Paris, July 14, 1900); La Flamenca (Paris, Oct. 31, 1903); Harald (1937); Penticosa; La Sorcière. b a 1 1 e t:La Roussalka (Paris, Dec. 8, 1911); Les Cloches de Porto (1937). lyric comedy:Florette (1921).orch.:Légende roumaine, symphonie poem; Fantaisie monothématique, on an oriental theme (Paris, March 19, 1933); Tanger le soir, Moorish rhapsody; Esquisses créoles, suite, on themes by Gottschalk; Andante et fantaisie tzigane for Piano and Orch. chamber: String Quartet; String Sextet; piano pieces. vocal: Mass; songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire