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 IN E MINOR  | DANIEL BARENBOIM & LONDON PHILHARMONIC | AGED 22 | 1967

 

Jacqueline du Pré - A Lasting Inspiration |2CDS|

Release Date: October 1, 1996

Warner Classics

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