Du Pré, Piers, 1948- in London - December, 1988

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 375:

As the BBC announcer began setting the scene I realised, with gratitude, that this tape was in as good a condition as the others. The audience began clapping as the leader appeared, followed by a crescendo of expectant applause. I could imagine Jackie striding onto the stage carrying her ‘whopping creature’. A few moments of tuning, a short pause, and she began. I suddenly jumped. She was slowing the tempo down. A few more bars and it became vividly clear. I knew exactly what was happening. Jackie, as always, was speaking through her cello. I could hear what she was saying. No longer …   more >>
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 375. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406059538609 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Du Pré, Piers, 1948-
Company Director du Pré plc

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1988
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:05:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:45:11 +0000