Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- et al. in Wigmore Hall - 1 March, 1961

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 108:

The historic 500-seat hall was packed, and as many people again had been turned away. The manager was quoted as saying that he could have filled the house twice over. Bill Pleeth and Jackie had chosen a very challenging programme, including an unaccompanied Bach suite, sonatas by Handel, Brahms and Debussy, and some dances by de Falla. Despite my pounding heart, I felt immensely proud when Jackie strode onto the platform. She tuned, slipped into her extraordinarily concentrated world and began the first work: the Sonata in G minor by Handel. Then, to my utter astonishment, she began playing…   more >>
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406033894610 accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Wigmore Hall


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-
William Pleeth
Cellist, Cello teacher

Listening to

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Wigmore Hall recital
written by Claude Debussy, George Frideric Handel, Bach, Brahms, Manuel de Falla
performed by Jacqueline du Pré, Ernest Lush

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 March, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Jacqueline du Pré's career-launching debut recital at the Wigmore Hall.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:58:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:05:56 +0000