This is an extraordinary revealing, often painful, always moving account of what happens when a prodigy is born into a family and how the driving force of an undeniable talent controlled not only her life but theirs.
Author: Hilary Du Pré
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Since her death in 1987, Jacqueline du Pre's brother and sister have long felt that her life story has never been properly told. This is an extraordinary revealing, often painful, always moving account of what happens when a prodigy is born into a family and how the driving force of an undeniable talent controlled not only her life but theirs. Proud as they were of her success, none of them were prepared for the impact of her genius on their lives and hers. Now a major motion picture released in the UK in January 1999, HILARY AND JACKIE, stars Emily Watson as Jacqueline du Pre.
In addition to her own interviews with Jacqueline, Easton interviewed more than one hundred people who had known the cellist. This eBook edition includes twenty images from films about Jacqueline du Pré byChristopher Nupen.
Author: Carol Easton
Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987) was one of the world’s great cellists. At age 11, she won the most prestigious cello award in Britain and was an established artist at twenty. At twenty-one, she married young conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Six years later, her career was over. She had developed multiple sclerosis, and died slowly over the next fifteen years. During those years she continued to believe that she would recover, taught the cello and went out in her wheelchair. Carol Easton came to know Jacqueline well during her last five years, when the cellist had begun to work with a psychoanalyst. In addition to her own interviews with Jacqueline, Easton interviewed more than one hundred people who had known the cellist. This eBook edition includes twenty images from films about Jacqueline du Pré byChristopher Nupen. Christopher Nupen, in the words of Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Chief Executive, Channel 4 Television (London), “pioneered a style of filming music and music making for television in which his excellence has rarely been equalled and never excelled.” “Compelling. I had always known there was something unspoken about Jacqueline du Pré’s early childhood, here revealed. After reading the book, I wished I had known her before the onset of multiple sclerosis. What comes through in the biography is a passionate and free-spirited artist.” — Yo Yo Ma “A strong, compelling and compassionate book.” — Richard Dyer, Boston Globe “This sensitive biography... helps explain why so many people fell in love with [du Pré’s] persona as well as her incomparable artistry on the cello.” — Publishers Weekly “In this immensely compassionate biography, we learn the facts behind the fairytale, the many truths behind the tragedy. And they’re presented insightfully, even entertainingly.” — Valerie Scher, San Diego Tribune “By showing the human being behind the saintly mask handed to her by a public which demands that those whom it has designated ‘golden’ suffer nobly so as not to upset the rest of us, and by recording the silent scream of the woman who bore the terrible nickname ‘Smiley,’ Carol Easton has proved that truth can be more moving than fiction.” — The Sunday Times (London) “This biography will give extra poignancy to hearing again the Jacqueline du Pré recordings, which deservedly continue to hold their places in the best-seller lists.” —Music and Musicians “Carol Easton’s judicious and well-researched biography leaves you with the unedifying thought that life is a bitch, appallingly and gratuitously bloody in its wanton injustice. Fortunately, the book is also an illuminating exploration and celebration of a musical personality loved by her public.” — The Spectator “Easton’s book is a splendid evocation of the strange world of the prodigy, and a moving account of how the cello was both angel and monster for du Pré — a source of painful isolation as well as unmatched passion.” — Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times “Carol Easton describes the full extent of the tragedy that enveloped this wonderfully gifted woman. In the process, du Pré recovers the dignity of which she was robbed with such casual cruelty during her last years... Easton’s musical perception, sharper than that of many critics, makes the book credible, while her skills as a researcher and her direct-yet-elegant style make du Pré’s story, with its larger-than-life, jet-set cast of characters and its soap-opera overtones, emotionally rich and spiritually rewarding.” — Laurence Vittes, Los Angeles Reader “A rich, full-scale portrait of one of the 20th century’s greatest cellists whose emotionally charged concerts captivated audiences... Easton skillfully reveals du Pré’s musical and emotional development and shows us a charming, flirtatious and beautiful young woman who often hid behind her music.” — Los Angeles Today
A comprehensive chronicle of the career of a brilliant cellist traces du PrT's quick rise to international stardom, her marriage to pianist/composer Daniel Barenboim, and the subsequent tragedy of her development of the multiple sclerosis ...
Author: Elizabeth Wilson
Publisher: Arcade Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A comprehensive chronicle of the career of a brilliant cellist traces du PrT's quick rise to international stardom, her marriage to pianist/composer Daniel Barenboim, and the subsequent tragedy of her development of the multiple sclerosis that would end her playing and shorten her life. Reprint.
We may not want to 'bare all' ourselves, but we are still very happy to watch
others doing it - as is evident from the box-office success of Hilary and Jackie.
The film biography of Jacqueline du Pre has been noted more for its focus on the
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Marcel Dupre's "Prelude and Fugue in B." ... Isaac Stern and Zvi Seitlin; cellists Jacqueline du Pre and Lome Munroe; clarinetist Stanley Drucker; and organists
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Du Pré did not like contemporary music and played few works beyond
Shostakovich . Wilson presents the personal aspects of du Pré ' s life in a factual ,
noncritical manner , unlike the other recent book on the cellist , Hilary and Jackie
( 1997 ) ...
Jacqueline du Pré English classical cellist like school , and her parents frequently
allowed her to miss classes in order to practice . In 1960 du Pré won the
prestigious Queen ' s Prize , and she participated in master classes with Pablo
Author: Alfred William Cramer
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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OF JACQUELINE DU PRÉ A new memoir by her brother and sister has created a
storm of controversy around cellist Jacqueline du Pre who died in 1987 ...
Hilary and Jackie * * * It opens with a long section seen from HiR , 121 m . , 1998
lary ' s point of view . We see the two young sisters playing at the beach and
practicing their Emily Watson ( Jacqueline du Pre ) , Rachel instruments . Hilary is
Author: Roger Ebert
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
Category: Performing Arts
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Carol Easton , although not herself a musician ( she is occasionally awkward in
discussing music , as if she were not comfortable with the information she is
imparting ) , skillfully takes us below the surface of Jacqueline du Pré's career ...
The Recordings Jacqueline du Pré / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Norman Del Mar
Royal Festival Hall , London , 24 October 1962 Unissued BBC Recording Jacqueline du Pré / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Malcolm Sargent Henry Wood
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Too frequently a multi-author work on a composer obscures rather than illuminates its subject. This volume casts a genuinely prismatic light upon it."R.J. Stove, The New Criterion "An Anniversary Portrait succeeds in offering a sufficient yet panoramic view of Elgar's life and music. The impressive list of authors and concise nature of their contributions make this book an easily digestible and enjoyable read."Muso Edward Elgar was a man of many contradictions. He was born an outsider, into a family of lower-middle class, Catholic, origins. Yet his fame, and ability to write music that struck a chord in the national consciousness, led him to adopt a sycophantic attitude towards the Royal Family and high society, even though he always felt ill at ease with them. Elgar was a depressive with a problematic marriage, who craved recognition, but in many ways he regretted the piece of music which made him famous. 'Pomp and Circumstance' made him the leading English composer of his age, but also contributed to the jingoism which he so disliked during the First World War. Yet, unquestionably, he was the greatest musical genius that England had produced in centuries. This Portrait, by some of the scholars and musicians that understand him best, offers new light on a wide range of aspects of Edward Elgar's life and work.
BBC Jacqueline Du Pré , who plays a Haydn Cello Concerto at the Festival Hall
on October 15 , has become universally associated with Elgar ' s — so much so ,
in fact , that it came as something of a surprise when her first concerto recording ...
Performance : Good Recording : Excellent After more than thirty years before the
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Phase Linear Polk Audio P.R.I.C.E. 7 41 79 41 JACQUELINE DU PRÉ : Recital .
A Tribute to Jacqueline du Pré A reminiscence of the great cellist by JULIAN
LLOYD WEBBER IT was on one of those curious Lloyd Webberfamily annual
holidays that I first heard the name Jacqueline du Pré . I would have been around