Janet Craxton

Born 17 May 1929. Died 18 July 1981
Janet Craxton
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1929-05-17
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Janet Craxton

Janet Craxton Biography (Wikipedia)

Janet Helen Rosemary Craxton (17 May 1929 – 18 July 1981) was an English oboe player and teacher. She was the youngest of the six children and the only daughter of the pianist and teacher Harold Craxton. Her older brothers included the artist John Craxton. She married the composer Alan Richardson in 1961.

Janet Craxton studied at the Royal Academy of Music from 1945 to 1948 and at the Paris Conservatoire from 1948 to 1949. She was principal oboist of the Hallé Orchestra from 1949 to 1952, the London Mozart Players from 1952 to 1954, the BBC Symphony Orchestra from 1954 to 1963, the London Sinfonietta from 1969 to 1981, and the orchestra of the Royal Opera House from 1979 to 1981. She was appointed oboe professor at the Royal Academy of Music in 1958.

She was much in demand as a soloist, and gave world premières of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Lennox Berkeley, Alan Rawsthorne, Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy, Richard Stoker and Priaulx Rainier. In 1958, she was co-dedicatee and original performer with the tenor Wilfred Brown of Ralph Vaughan Williams' song cycle Ten Blake Songs. At a memorial concert at Aylesbury in 1978, she performed the first oboe concerto by Rutland Boughton.

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Janet Craxton Tracks

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Thea Musgrave
Impromptu No 1 for flute and oboe
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Impromptu No 1 for flute and oboe
Leos Janáček
Mladi : Allegro
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Mladi : Allegro
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Kreuzspiel
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Kreuzspiel
Janet Craxton
10 Blake songs for voice and oboe: No.1: Infant Joy
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10 Blake songs for voice and oboe: No.1: Infant Joy
David Butt, Ian Partridge, Peter Warlock, Janet Craxton, Christopher Wellington, Frances Mason, Hugh Bean & Eileen Croxford
The Curlew
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The Curlew

The Curlew

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David Butt, Ian Partridge, Peter Warlock, Janet Craxton, Christopher Wellington, Frances Mason, Hugh Bean & Eileen Croxford
François Leleux
10 Blake songs for tenor and oboe
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10 Blake songs for tenor and oboe
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1974: Prom 10
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St Augustine's Church, Kilburn
1974-07-29T09:28:15
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Jul
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 10

St Augustine's Church, Kilburn
Proms 1973: Prom 14 - Lennox Berkeley Seventieth Birthday Concert
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Royal Albert Hall
1973-08-03T09:28:15
3
Aug
1973

Proms 1973: Prom 14 - Lennox Berkeley Seventieth Birthday Concert

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1963: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
1963-09-11T09:28:15
11
Sep
1963

Proms 1963: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1961: Prom 48
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Royal Albert Hall
1961-09-15T09:28:15
15
Sep
1961

Proms 1961: Prom 48

Royal Albert Hall

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