Du Pré, Piers, 1948- et al. in Newbury - 1973

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 303:

Once they had finished organising their new home, I went to install their hi-fi system which included a new pair of BBC monitor loudspeakers. Dad was out in the stonery and Mum was busy in the kitchen. As soon as it was ready to test, I chose the record of Jackie’s Barbirolli Elgar Concerto and turned the volume up high. The sound was superb. I closed my eyes and could see Jackie performing it at the Royal Festival Hall: how she moved and how her hair flew. After a while, I went into the kitchen, and there was Mum, bent over the breakfast table, her head in her hands, crying. I rushed…   more >>

cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 303. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406058558853 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Newbury


Du Pré, Piers, 1948-
Company Director du Pré plc
Iris Greep
Music teacher, Musician

Listening to

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Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Jacqueline du Pré, Giovanni Battista

Experience Information

Date/Time 1973
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:49:19 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:47:50 +0000