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Charles Richard Lambert
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Birth: 1800
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1862
Ouest, Haiti


Charles-Richard Lambert (died 1862) was a black American musician, conductor and music educator. He and his family were noted for talent in music and gained international acclaim.[1]

Life and career

Charles-Richard Lambert was born in New York, but settled in New Orleans. He married a free Creole woman of color, and his first son was Charles Lucien Lambert, born in 1828. After his first wife (Jeanne alias Aimee Ferrand) died, he married Coralie Suzanne Orzy, also a free woman of color. They had a son Sidney Lambert, born in 1838. Both sons studied music with their father, and afterward became noted musicians and composers.[2] Lambert's grandson Lucien-Léon Guillaume Lambert, born in 1858, was also a noted musician and composer.
Charles-Richard worked as a music teacher and was a conductor for the Philharmonic Society, the first non-theatrical orchestra in New Orleans.[3] Lambert died in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while performing there with his son Sidney. Noted students include Edmond Dédé.[2]

1. Macdonald, Robert R.; Kemp, John R.; Haas, Edward F. (1979). Louisiana's Black heritage.
2. Sybil Kein, Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana's Free People of Color, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000, pp. 80-82, accessed 28 Dec 2010
3. Price, Emmett George (2010). Encyclopedia of African American music: Volume 3. p. 219.

Charles and Jeanne had two children (both born in New Orleans):
Charles Lucien, born July 5, 1890 and died 1896 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Richard, born May 4, 1829 and died before March 25, 1862

Charles and Coralie Susanne had nine children (all born in New Orleans):

Catherine Elmire Lambert (born August 19, 1835, died August 6, 1838, burial unknown)

Sidney Lambert (born August 21, 1837 and died between 1900 and 1910 in Paris, France)

Elmire Lambert Escobedo

Marie Leda Lambert Ducoing

Elisa "Louise" Lambert Turla

Emma Louise Lambert

John Emile Lambert

Emilie Lambert Brown

John Alcide Lambert
Family links: 
  Coralie Susanne Ory Lambert (1820 - ____)
  Elmire Lambert Escobedo (1839 - 1930)*
  Marie Leda Lambert Ducoing (1840 - 1887)*
  Louise Lambert Turla (1842 - 1933)*
  Emma Louise Lambert (1846 - 1916)*
  John Emile Lambert (1852 - 1929)*
  Emilie Lambert Brown (1856 - 1936)*
  John Alcide Lambert (1859 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Kathleen Clemence
Record added: May 03, 2012
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