Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in London - 1958

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, pages 95-96:

Fortunately home was nearby and I knew that I could escape and recover alone. Climbing the stairs in our flat I could hear the most glorious sounds coming from my room: the doors were ajar and Jackie and Mum were playing Brahms, in full flight. I was instantly paralysed and just wept. They were the angels singing from above and I had been consigned to hell.
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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. 95-96. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406027357514 accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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written by Brahms
performed by Iris Greep, Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 1958
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:09:17 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:06:46 +0000