Beethoven (1770 -1827) in music and his contemporary in painting, Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) lived across a period of enormous development in the Arts. The lecturer will discuss how they both expanded into the world of colour using excellent orchestral examples and power-point illustrations.
We shall then progress into the Romantic Period focusing on the music of Chopin (1809-1849) illustrated by the lecturer at the keyboard, matching his music to the paintings of his dear friend, Delacroix (1799-1863).
Finally, we shall explore Impressionism, with the exquisite music of Debussy (1862-1918) matched to the much loved paintings of Monet (1840-1918).
About our speaker
For over 35 years, until their closure in 2012, Janet Cannety-Clarke was 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 (at Madingley Hall) and lectures for the WEA in the South East. She was Conductor of the Ditchling Choral Society (now Sussex Chorus) for 37 years and has recently been created their Conductor Emeritus. She was Guest Conductor of The Frauen Kammerorchester von Österreich in Vienna for over 16 years, and toured Australia for ADFAS in 1994 and 2001, and South Africa in 1997.