du Pré, Jacqueline

Five Legendary Recordings

LP (Number of discs: 5)
17 Nov 2017

Barcode: 0190295754747

Composer: Elgar, Haydn, Boccherini, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Strauss, Dvorák
Other participants: Janet Baker, Herbert Downes, Sir John Barbirolli, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Adrian Boult, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Chicago Symphonic Orchestra

'She clearly was born to play the cello,' wrote the New York Times of Jacqueline du Pré in 1967. Just five years later her career was cut tragically short by illness. Providing a treasurable memento of her art, this is a newly-assembled 5 LP collection of masterworks for cello and orchestra from three centuries. It includes the Elgar Concerto, so closely associated with du Pré, and a 1968 recording of Strauss’s Don Quixote which, after a complex genesis, was not released until 1995, the height of the CD era. Now, it makes its first appearance on LP. In each work, the cellist provides evidence of what her teacher, William Pleeth, described as the 'perfect balance of youth and maturity.'