Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in Blackheath High School - 5 December, 1961

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 131:

Jackie and I waited in the Green Room. Mum gave us both a kiss and went to join the audience. Jackie was called for the unaccompanied Bach Suite in G. ‘Good luck, Jack. I shall be listening from here. Who are you going to play to?’ ‘You, Hil. It’s all for you.’ She did play for me and I knew it and treasured it. Every person in the audience knew that she was playing just for them. That was her strength: she gave it to every individual, and how we all loved and absorbed it.
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 131. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406034751289 accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Blackheath High School


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Blackheath High School recital
written by Bach, Beethoven
performed by Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Jacqueline du Pré, Hilary du Pré and Iris Greep's recital at Blackheath High School - the last performance the 3 gave together. Jacqueline du Pré's encore.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:12:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:04:12 +0000