Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in Ashmansworth - 25 December, 1971

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 280:

She returned carrying her cello and sat underneath the glowing bough. The children immediately sat at her feet and she started playing carols, as everyone sung lustily. The more we sang, the more powerfully she played, until her sound was so strong the children moved away. There was a pause after ‘See Amid the Winter’s Snow’ and in that moment, Jackie launched into Bach. Her sound in that echoey playroom was so overwhelming and the intensity of her playing so direct, many of the children burst into tears and were quickly herded out. But Jackie was carried away on her own wave and we were…   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. 280. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406057913738 accessed: 5 March, 2024

location of experience: Ashmansworth


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Christmas carols
written by Bach
performed by Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1971
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:38:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:49:12 +0000