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?