Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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

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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 pedestalled as ‘definitive’ and ‘legendary’.

JACQUELINE DU PRE | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | DANIEL BARENBOIM & LONDON PHILHARMONIC 

 

JACQUELINE DU PRE | SAINT-SAENS | ALLEGRO APPASSIONATO 

 

JAQUELINE DU PRE & DANIEL BARENBOIM | BEETHOVEN | CELLO SONATA IN A MAJOR | ALLEGRO VIVACE 

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