Celebrating Jackie

The cellist Jacqueline du Pré would have been 60 today.

Her international career lasted just a handful of years before the onset of multiple sclerosis, which stopped her playing and lead to her death at the age of just 42.

Andrew Mcgregor has been talking to those who heard her and worked with her, including her husband Daniel Barenboim, fellow cellists Moray Welsh, Steven Isserlis and Ralph Kirshbaum, pianist Stephen Kovacevich, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, soprano Heather Harper, filmmaker Christopher Nupen, critics Edward Greenfield and Tully Potter, and biographer Elizabeth Wilson.

Jacqueline du Prés career may have been tragically short, but she left us some magnificent music-making to enjoy.

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D, Op 102, No 2

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

Schumann: Cello Concerto in Am, Op 129NEW YORK Philharmonic

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

Brahms: Cello Sonata in Em, Op 38

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70, No 1 (Ghost)

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104

Royal LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Charles Groves (conductor).

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The cellist Jacqueline du Pré would have been 60 today.

Her international career lasted just a handful of years before the onset of multiple sclerosis, which stopped her playing and lead to her death at the age of just 42.

Andrew Mcgregor has been talking to those who heard her and worked with her, including her husband Daniel Barenboim, fellow cellists Moray Welsh, Steven Isserlis and Ralph Kirshbaum, pianist Stephen Kovacevich, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, soprano Heather Harper, filmmaker Christopher Nupen, critics Edward Greenfield and Tully Potter, and biographer Elizabeth Wilson.

Jacqueline du Prés career may have been tragically short, but she left us some magnificent music-making to enjoy.

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D, Op 102, No 2

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

Schumann: Cello Concerto in Am, Op 129NEW YORK Philharmonic

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

Brahms: Cello Sonata in Em, Op 38

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70, No 1 (Ghost)

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104

Royal LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Charles Groves (conductor).