Du Pré, Piers, 1948- in City of Westminster - 26 January, 1988

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 373:

The thanksgiving ceremony for Jackie’s life was held on what would have been her forty-third birthday, 26 January 1988, three months after her death. […] Dame Janet Baker sang, the English Chamber Orchestra played, and the actresses Joanna David and Janet Suzman read. Zubin Mehta was to make the address. Walking slowly to the front of the stage, he looked at his notes, paused and began reading from them. But after a few moment, he hesitated and, as if with second thoughts, folded the paper, looked up and said unsteadily: ‘I can’t continue to read what I’ve written, because …   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. 373. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406059204736 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: City of Westminster


Du Pré, Piers, 1948-
Company Director du Pré plc

Listening to

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Jacqueline du Pré thanksgiving ceremony
written by Mozart
performed by Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, Dame Janet Baker

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 January, 1988
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:04 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:45:53 +0000