British conductor Jane Glover is as successful as a music scholar as an orchestra leader. She read Music at Oxford University, first conducting there as a student in a production of Athalia. In particular, she is associated with Mozart, and from 1984 - 1991 she took the role of Musical Director for the London Mozart Players. This chamber orchestra under her direction performed a spectaular rendition of his Requiem in St Paul's Cathedral in 1991 timed to finish at the exact moment of the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death.
In 2005, Glover's book Mozart's Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music was published. She investigates the extent to which the women surrounding Mozart influenced his developed as a composer, from his sister to his wife and wife's sisters. It is a fresh and enlightening account of this great composer, so clearly adored by the writer.
Let Jane Glover re-introduce you to Mozart with her fresh take on his music as she conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on this recording of his 40th and 41st symphonies alongside the overture to The Marriage of Figaro.
Read more about another great conductor with our article on Sir Colin Davis.