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Jacqueline Mary du Pré, OBE (26 January 1945 – 19 October 1987) was a British cellist. She is particularly associated with Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as "definitive" and "legendary". Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at the age of 28, and led to her premature 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 Rating Releases
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
2004 Cello Concertos Dvořák, Schumann; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 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 Rating Releases
1987 Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 7-10 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Compilation Beethoven, Tchaikovsky; Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pré 3
1987 Cello Concertos Compilation Dvorák, Haydn; Jacqueline du Pré 1
1988 Impressions Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
1989 Her Early BBC Recordings, Volume 2 Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
1989 Favourite Cello Concertos Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 3
1989 Her Early BBC Recordings, Volume 1 Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
1992 Cello Concerto / Piano Concerto Compilation Schumann; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 1
1994 Les Introuvables de Jacqueline du Pré Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
1995 Cello Concerto / "Enigma" Variations Compilation Sir Edward Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 4
1995 Cello Concertos Compilation Dvořák, Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré 1
1996 A Lasting Inspiration Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
1996 Elgar: Cello Concerto / Bach: Cello Suites No. 1 & 2 Compilation Elgar, Bach; Jacqueline du Pré, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli 1
1997 A Lasting Inspiration Volume 2 Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
1997 Enigma Variations / Pomp and Circumstance / Cello Concerto / Violin Concerto Compilation 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 Compilation Haydn, Boccherini; Jacqueline du Pré 1
2000 The Concerto Collection Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
2004 Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures / Overture: "Cockaigne" Compilation 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 Compilation Dvořák, Ibert; Jacqueline du Pré 1
2006 DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 14: Jacqueline du Pré spielt Elgar und Brahms Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1
2007 The Complete EMI Recordings Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 2
The Very Best of Jacqueline du Pré Compilation Jacqueline du Pré 1

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