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The Rakes Progress - Stravinsky, Hogarth, and Hockney JANET CANETTY-CLARKE Monday 13 May 2019


For over 35 years, until their closure in 2012, Janet was a lecturer in music for the Centre for Community Engagement at Sussex University and for London University at Birkbeck College. She now gives individual lectures and study weekends for Cambridge University.  She was Musical Director and Conductor of the Ditchling Choral Society for 37 years and has been made their Conductor Emeritus.  She was Guest Conductor of The Frauen Kammerorchester von Osterreich in Vienna for over 16 years.

Today she will speak about Igor Stravinsky who was inspired by the eight oil paintings of William Hogarth (1733-4) to create his own full length opera in English.