Warner Classics has announced the release of a new 2 CD compilation set celebrating the life of legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pré.
Released to mark the 30 year anniversary since her death in 1987, 'The Heart of the Cello' features treasured highlights from the beloved cellist's discography - including signature movements from the Elgar, Dvorak, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Boccherini, and Haydn Concerti & Brahms, Bach, Franck, and Beethoven Sonatas.
"This new compilation provides a treasurable memento of the perfect balance of youth and maturity ... she approached each new experience with spontaneous pleasure and enthusiasm,” Warner Classics Marketing Director Jim Feichtmann has told The Violin Channel.
“She was not just another wonderful cellist, she was not just a wonderful musician ... she was really unique ... ” husband and conductor Daniel Barenboim recently told The New York Times.
“Music was not a profession for her ... music was a way of living, a way of life.”
'The Heart of the Cello' is also available now on double vinyl.
The Heart of the Cello |2 CDs|
30th Anniversary of Her Death
Jacqueline du Pré, Cello
Release Date: October 6, 2017