Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in London - 1958

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 90:

As I struggled for four hours a day to produce the perfect B flat with exemplary technique, I could hear Jackie flourishing musically. I knew that she loved her lessons and that Bill was extremely pleased with her progress. I was longing for that rare marriage of teaching and freedom. While it was true that my technique needed attention, I felt I was being stifled. This was compounded by being banned from performing: I had to turn down several invitations to play, including a concerto on television, which hurt me deeply. My lifeline had been removed. While we were staying at Mrs …   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. 90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406027184885 accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Music for cello and piano performed by Iris Greep, Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 1958
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:06:25 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:07:41 +0000