Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Born On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 74 years ago

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Jacqueline du Pre Birthday

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 74 years ago.

Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she is remembered as one of the finest musicians in history.

Mstislav Rostropovich once declared Ms du Pre as “the only cellist of the younger generation that could equal and overtake my own achievements.”

 

JACQUELINE DU PRE | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO | DANIEL BARENBOIM & LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 1967

 

Elgar: Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures |CD|

Jacqueline Du Pre, Cello

Dame Janet Baker, Soprano

John Barbirolli & London Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: October 25, 1990

EMI Classics

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