For An Unknown Soldier

An Airmail Letter from Mozart

1 CD - Signum Classics SIGCD452
Bookmark and Share

London Mozart Players, Melvyn Tan, Nicholas Cleobury
original title: Jonathan Dove: For an Unknown Soldier

Excl. Tax: £13.33 Incl. Tax: £15.99

Availability: . In stock

Add to Wishlist

Product Description


technical comment

  • 'For An Unknown Soldier' is a cantata of remembrance to mark the centenary of the First World War. Commissioned by the London Mozart Players and Portsmouth Grammar School, Jonathan Dove’s poignant work combines the words of war poets such as Wilfred Owen, William Noel Hodgson & Isaac Rosenberg. It lay at the centre of a multi-faceted project that encompassed primary and secondary schools, nursing homes and the local communities of Portsmouth and Croydon. The world premiere of the work took place in November 2014 and there are plans to tour the project in 2018.
    It is paired with the ensemble’s performance of Dove’s 'An Airmail Letter from Mozart', for 2 horns, string quartet and piano, directed by Melvyn Tan. Dove uses the 'Theme and Variations', and one or two other ideas, from Mozart’s Divertimento K287 to write an imaginary letter to his wife Constanze.

    1-4 An Airmail Letter from Mozart
    2-13 For An Unknown Soldier: 1914, The Poets are Waiting, The Call, Women at Munition Making, Before Action,
    Dead Man's Dump, To His Love, The Wind on the Downs, An Imperial Elegy
  • London Mozart Players
    Melvyn Tan
    Nicholas Cleobury

    Nicky Spence,
    Oxford Bach Choir,
    Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir
    Children’s Choir:
    The Minster Junior School
    Monks Orchard Primary School
    Ecclesbourne Primary School
    London Mozart Players
    Melvyn Tan
    Nicholas Cleobury conductor
  • 1 CD
    upc/ean. 635212045220
    ref. SIGCD452
    release date. 2016-11-04

We also recommend

  • Master & Pupil: Beethoven, Czerny, Liszt

    Master & Pupil / Melvyn Tan

    Excl. Tax: £13.74 Incl. Tax: £16.49
    LCO 1: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

    LCO 1: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

    Excl. Tax: £13.33 Incl. Tax: £15.99