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

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré:

Now it was Jackie’s turn and, wanting to hear her, I slipped into the back of the hall. The atmosphere was afire with expectation. Everyone had heard about this phenomenon and her cello, and of her huge success at the Wigmore Hall, and now here she was, ready to play just for them. The moment her bow touched the strings, the shy girl vanished. Her command, freedom and total involvement transported the audience out of their everyday lives. They loved it, and showed it too. She had given a superb performance.
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406034457327 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Blackheath High School


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Blackheath High School recital
written by Bach, Beethoven
performed by Iris Greep, Jacqueline du Pré

Experience Information

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


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 14:07:37 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:04:34 +0000