Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in Royal Festival Hall - 8 February, 1973

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 284:

As the orchestra took their places I felt apprehensive. The world was out in force to hear Jackie and I realised, for the first time, I didn’t feel secure about her. Jackie appeared, her cello held high in front of her and, as she ran up the steps on to the platform, the audience burst into frenzied applause. She looked happy and relaxed as she beamed at the crowd. There was absolute silence as she slipped into her deep concentration. Then, with a characteristic backward flip of her head, she raised her right arm and swung the bow across the strings for the opening chords. The sound rose …   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. 284. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406058190936 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

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 8 February, 1973
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:43:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:48:48 +0000