Stravinsky's Progress


Igor Stravinsky first saw William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress engravings in Chicago in 1946 and soon embarked on writing his own operatic fable on the subject in collaboration with WH Auden and Chester Kallman. Musicologist Gavin Plumley explores how music and poetry have clothed Hogarth’s moralising pictures with operatic pastiche and rich literary references.

Back to menu


  • Talks and lectures
  • Tate Britain