Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in Royal Albert Hall - 3 July, 1976

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 317:

Danny arranged for Jackie to play the drum in a performance of the Toy Symphony by Haydn (now attributed to Leopold Mozart) conducted by Rafael Kubelik, in the Royal Albert Hall, on 1 July. The occasion was to celebrate the centenary of her agents, Harold Holt Ltd. She was excited by the prospect, but I thought it was immensely brave of her. To see her sitting in the orchestra banging a drum was shattering, even though she performed with commitment and dignity. It was a very different Jackie from the little girl who broke the drum with her enthusiastic blows all those years ago at the BBC. But…   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. 317. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406058877163 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Royal Albert Hall


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Toy Symphony
written by Leopold Mozart, Haydn
performed by Jacqueline du Pré, Rafael Kubelík

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 July, 1976
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:54:37 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:46:19 +0000