Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in England - the 1940's

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 9:

My earliest memories of music are of listening to Mum’s broadcasts. The wireless was on the sideboard and I remember Gran’s obvious excitement as she hoisted me in her arms and gently settled me next to it. ‘Come on Hilary, we’re going to listen to Mummy playing the piano.’ Gran hushed me when the announcer said: ‘Today’s recital will be given by a young English pianist, Iris Greep, in a programme including Bach, Schumann and Brahms.’ Listening to Mum on the wireless was a constant source of wonder to me: I knew it was important, and I knew it was Mum playing as I had heard …   more >>
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Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406023138936 accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: England


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Hilary du Pré listening to her mother playing piano music by Bach, Schumann and Brahms
written by Bach, Brahms, Robert Schumann
performed by Iris Greep

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:58:59 +0100