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

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 29:

From as early as I can remember, Mum entertained us with music. She was always singing, playing the piano, clapping and stepping rhythms. Music was a wonderful game. As she played, we would skip and dance around the room, making shapes in the air according to the phrase shapes. We curled into the tiniest forms when the music was soft, and burst out jumping into the air when it was loud. We tiptoed and crouched for creepy music and skipped to dotted rhythms. We had to convey ferocity and tragedy and all as a spontaneous reaction to her playing.
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 29. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406023463194 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Hertfordshire


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Iris Greep entertains Hilary and Jacqueline du Pré at the piano performed by Iris Greep

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:04:23 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:12:05 +0000