ON THIS DAY | Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987

Despite being forced to retire from the concert stage aged just 28, she is widely respected as one of the finest musicians of the 20th Century

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Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42.

Despite being forced to retire from the concert stage aged just 28, Ms du Pré is widely respected as one of the finest musicians of the 20th Century

Her interpretation of the Elgar Cello Concerto is widely regarded as 'definitive' and ‘legendary’.

 

JACQUELINE DU PRE | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO IN E MINOR  | DANIEL BARENBOIM & LONDON PHILHARMONIC | AGED 22 | 1967

 

Jacqueline du Pré - A Lasting Inspiration |2CDS|

Release Date: October 1, 1996

Warner Classics