Jane Glover is not only known for her conducting, but for her academic achievements, publishing scholarly studies, as well as preparing many of her own editions of Baroque works. In fact, when she studied music at Oxford, her original intention was to become an oboist or musicologist, and she never even took a conducting lesson. She was also one of the first women to earn a living as a conductor, in many respects a trailblazer. Her fascination with music started in childhood after hearing Handel's Messiah, and at the age of 13, she became fascinated by Benjamin Britten. When she met Britten while he and Pears were performing in Wales, he encouraged her in her musical aspirations and sent her tickets to see his Peter Grimes at Sadler's Wells. He was again an influence when she joined the Aldeburgh Festival's students' training program, ...
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