Monday, March 03, 2014

Jacqueline du Pré

Just now discovering cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Born in 1945; developed multiple sclerosis in 1971; retired from performing in 1973 (aged 28); died in 1987.

She was married to Daniel Barenboim.

According to Wikipedia, "She is particularly associated with Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as 'definitive' and 'legendary.'"

Here's a taste:

Why has it taken me this long?

1 comment:

Richard L. Floyd said...

The Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor is one of my favorites. I have her recording of it. There is also a 1998 movie about her: