Romeo and Juliet – Constant Lambert (1926)
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in music
12. Romeo and Juliet – Constant Lambert (1926)
The ballet pioneer was only 20 when he became the first English composer to have a work taken up by Diaghilev. His ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was premiered by the Russian master in Monte Carlo. The story presents scenes from Shakespeare’s play acted out within the context of rehearsals for a ballet of the story.