Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in Royal Festival Hall - 21 March, 1962

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 133:

After the Wigmore, the agents Ibbs and Tillett were assigned to look after Jackie and organise her concert diary. Emmie Tillet was one of the most powerful agents in the business. She booked Jackie’s concerto début: the Elgar at the Royal Festival Hall in London, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rudolph Schwarz. As bookings were usually fixed well in advance, the earliest date that could be arranged was 21 March 1962, a year after the Wigmore. This concert marked the beginning of Jackie’s special relationship with the Elgar concerto, which she would play many …   more >>

cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 133. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406035070669 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Rudolph Schwarz, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 March, 1962
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Jacqueline du Pré's concerto debut

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:17:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:03:46 +0000