Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- et al. in Purley - 1949

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 35:

A year after we had moved to Purley, Jackie had to go into hospital to have her tonsils removed. Gran was staying with us but Mum was having difficulty in keeping calm. She had been advised not to tell Jackie about the operation for fear of frightening her. Jackie was only four and was running around thinking that she was going on an outing. […] Jackie burst into the kitchen looking perfectly fit and well. ‘Mummy,’ she said, ‘I want to sing to you.’ Mum was trying to read calmly to Piers, but paused while Jackie drew a deep breath and poised herself to begin. As Gran and I…   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. 35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406024027876 accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Purley


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-
Iris Greep
Music teacher, Musician

Listening to

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Jacqueline du Pré sings 'Away in a Manger'
written by Martin Luther
performed by Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 1949
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:13:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:11:39 +0000