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Jacqueline Mary du Pré, OBE (26 January 1945 – 19 October 1987) was an English cellist. At a young age, she achieved enduring mainstream popularity unusual for a classical performer. Despite her short career, she is regarded as one of the more uniquely talented cellists of the second half of the twentieth century.

Du Pré is most famous for her iconic recording of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as "definitive" and "legendary". Rostropovich is said to have removed the piece from his own repertoire after hearing du Pré's version.

Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at the age of 28. She battled the illness for many years, which ultimately resulted in an untimely death. Posthumously, she was the subject of a film entitled Hilary and Jackie (based on her siblings' memoir, A Genius in the Family) that was factually controversial and criticized for sensationalising her private life.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré, Sir John Barbirolli, Dame Janet Baker, London Symphony Orchestra 5
1988 The Five Cello Sonatas / Variations Beethoven; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 2
1989 Piano Trios Beethoven; Jacqueline du Pré, Pinchas Zukerman, Daniel Barenboim 2
1989 Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor / Franck: Sonata in A Chopin, Franck; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 1
1999 A Cello Recital Jacqueline du Pré 1
2000 Cello Concertos Saint-Saëns, Dvořák; Jacqueline du Pré 1
2002 Brahms: Cello Sonatas nos. 1 & 2 / Bruch: Kol Nidrei Brahms, Bruch; Jacqueline du Pré, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 1
2004 Cello Concertos Dvořák, Schumann; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 1
2012 Cello Concertos Joseph Haydn, Luigi Boccherini; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra 1
Cello Concerto, Op. 104 / Waldesruhe, Op. 68 No. 5 Dvořák; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 1
The Two Cello Sonatas Brahms; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 7-10 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Beethoven, Tchaikovsky; Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pré 3
1987 Cello Concertos Dvorák, Haydn; Jacqueline du Pré 1
1988 Impressions Jacqueline du Pré 1
1989 Her Early BBC Recordings, Volume 2 Jacqueline du Pré 1
1989 Favourite Cello Concertos Jacqueline du Pré 3
1989 Her Early BBC Recordings, Volume 1 Jacqueline du Pré 1
1992 Cello Concerto / Piano Concerto Schumann; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 1
1994 Les Introuvables de Jacqueline du Pré Jacqueline du Pré 1
1995 Cello Concerto / "Enigma" Variations Sir Edward Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 4
1995 Cello Concertos Dvořák, Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré 1
1996 A Lasting Inspiration Jacqueline du Pré 1
1996 Elgar: Cello Concerto / Bach: Cello Suites No. 1 & 2 Elgar, Bach; Jacqueline du Pré, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli 1
1997 A Lasting Inspiration Volume 2 Jacqueline du Pré 1
1997 Enigma Variations / Pomp and Circumstance / Cello Concerto / Violin Concerto Sir Edward Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré, Pinchas Zukerman, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1998 Great Recordings of the Century: Haydn, Boccherini: Cello Concertos Haydn, Boccherini; Jacqueline du Pré 1
2000 The Concerto Collection Jacqueline du Pré 1
2004 Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures / Overture: “Cockaigne” Elgar; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli, Jacqueline du Pré, Dame Janet Baker 1
2004 Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Op. 104 / Ibert: Concerto for Cello & Wind Instruments Dvořák, Ibert; Jacqueline du Pré 1
2006 DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 14: Jacqueline du Pré spielt Elgar und Brahms Jacqueline du Pré 1
2007 The Complete EMI Recordings Jacqueline du Pré 2
The Very Best of Jacqueline du Pré Jacqueline du Pré 1

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