Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in Blackheath High School - 5 December, 1961

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 130:

The fooling over, Jackie launched into the Adagio of the Beethoven Sonata in D and I was instantly overcome by the intensity of her sound. Her playing was becoming even more powerful and confident. As always, she gave everything, and there she was, pulling me emotionally to pieces again, when suddenly she stopped. ‘You turn, Hil. I’ve done enough. I’ll wait for Bill.’ I began to feel as if I was going to the gallows. I knew I should not be playing in the same concert as her and that I would not be able to perform.
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406034211492 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Blackheath High School


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Beethoven Sonata in D
written by Beethoven
performed by Iris Greep, Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Rehearsal for Jacqueline du Pré, Hilary du Pré and Iris Greep's recital at Blackheath High School - the last time the 3 performed together.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:03:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:04:58 +0000