Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in London - 1961

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 106:

She knew immediately which one she wanted: the beautiful deep brown one. It was a 1673 Stradivarius, which had been found in America and cost £6,000, a high price for a cello at that time. I was in my room when they returned that evening. ‘Hil, come and see what I’ve got,’ Jackie called. ‘I’ve fallen in love!’ I dashed downstairs. There in the sitting room was the new whopping creature. ‘Listen to this, Hil. I haven’t been able to make sounds like this before. And it’ll get even better!’ The powerful, rich tone enveloped us and we all became as excited as …   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. 106. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406027558546 accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Jacqueline du Pré playing a Stradivarius performed by Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:12:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:06:29 +0000