Charles Lucièn Lambert

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Charles Lucièn Lambert ( Lucièn Lambert Sr .; * 1828 or 1829 in New Orleans ; † 1896 ) was an American composer.

The son of the musician Charles Richard Lambert , who was one of Edmond Dédés' teachers , and a Creole mother, like his half-brother Sidney Lambert, had his first music lessons from his father. In the 1850s he lived in Paris, where in 1854 his first composition, the piano piece L'Angélus au monastère: Prière , appeared. His son Lucien-Léon Guillaume Lambert , who was also known as a composer, was born in France in 1858 .

In the 1860s, Lambert went to Brazil with his family, where he opened a piano and music store and eventually became a member of the Brazilian National Institute of Music . In 1869 he appeared with his son in one of the concerts that Louis Moreau Gottschalk gave with a line-up of more than thirty pianists. He later became the first teacher of the Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, born in 1863 .

In addition to piano pieces, Lambert also composed the four-act opera La flamenca based on a libretto by Henri Cain and Eugène Edward Adenis , which was published in 1899 and premiered at the Théâtre Municipal in Paris .