Jacqueline Du Pré

Her Life, Her Music, Her Legend

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Author: Elizabeth Wilson

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559704908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 466

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Celebrates the life, genius, and musical impact of one of the best loved classical musicians of the twentieth century

Jacqueline du Pré

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Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 141

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Jacqueline Du Pré

A Biography

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Author: Carol Easton

Publisher: Da Capo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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First time in paperback: A "strong, compelling, and compassionate book" (Boston Globe) about the acclaimed and ill-fated cellist who died at the age of forty-two.

Jacqueline du Pré: A Biography

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Author: Carol Easton

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987) was one of the world’s great cellists. At age 11, she won the most prestigious cello award in Britain and was an established artist at twenty. At twenty-one, she married young conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Six years later, her career was over. She had developed multiple sclerosis, and died slowly over the next fifteen years. During those years she continued to believe that she would recover, taught the cello and went out in her wheelchair. Carol Easton came to know Jacqueline well during her last five years, when the cellist had begun to work with a psychoanalyst. In addition to her own interviews with Jacqueline, Easton interviewed more than one hundred people who had known the cellist. This eBook edition includes twenty images from films about Jacqueline du Pré byChristopher Nupen. Christopher Nupen, in the words of Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Chief Executive, Channel 4 Television (London), “pioneered a style of filming music and music making for television in which his excellence has rarely been equalled and never excelled.” “Compelling. I had always known there was something unspoken about Jacqueline du Pré’s early childhood, here revealed. After reading the book, I wished I had known her before the onset of multiple sclerosis. What comes through in the biography is a passionate and free-spirited artist.” — Yo Yo Ma “A strong, compelling and compassionate book.” — Richard Dyer, Boston Globe “This sensitive biography... helps explain why so many people fell in love with [du Pré’s] persona as well as her incomparable artistry on the cello.” — Publishers Weekly “In this immensely compassionate biography, we learn the facts behind the fairytale, the many truths behind the tragedy. And they’re presented insightfully, even entertainingly.” — Valerie Scher, San Diego Tribune “By showing the human being behind the saintly mask handed to her by a public which demands that those whom it has designated ‘golden’ suffer nobly so as not to upset the rest of us, and by recording the silent scream of the woman who bore the terrible nickname ‘Smiley,’ Carol Easton has proved that truth can be more moving than fiction.” — The Sunday Times (London) “This biography will give extra poignancy to hearing again the Jacqueline du Pré recordings, which deservedly continue to hold their places in the best-seller lists.” —Music and Musicians “Carol Easton’s judicious and well-researched biography leaves you with the unedifying thought that life is a bitch, appallingly and gratuitously bloody in its wanton injustice. Fortunately, the book is also an illuminating exploration and celebration of a musical personality loved by her public.” — The Spectator “Easton’s book is a splendid evocation of the strange world of the prodigy, and a moving account of how the cello was both angel and monster for du Pré — a source of painful isolation as well as unmatched passion.” — Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times “Carol Easton describes the full extent of the tragedy that enveloped this wonderfully gifted woman. In the process, du Pré recovers the dignity of which she was robbed with such casual cruelty during her last years... Easton’s musical perception, sharper than that of many critics, makes the book credible, while her skills as a researcher and her direct-yet-elegant style make du Pré’s story, with its larger-than-life, jet-set cast of characters and its soap-opera overtones, emotionally rich and spiritually rewarding.” — Laurence Vittes, Los Angeles Reader “A rich, full-scale portrait of one of the 20th century’s greatest cellists whose emotionally charged concerts captivated audiences... Easton skillfully reveals du Pré’s musical and emotional development and shows us a charming, flirtatious and beautiful young woman who often hid behind her music.” — Los Angeles Today

Jacqueline Du Pré

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Author: Elizabeth Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571200177

Category: Cellists

Page: 466

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Authorized by du Pré's husband, Daniel Barenboim, this is the fullest account yet of the life of the brilliant cellist, struck down in her prime by multiple sclerosis. Charting her career from her early identification with the sound of the cello, through her début at sixteen to the achievement of international stardom by her early twenties, Elizabeth Wilson examines the origins and nature of Jackie's prodigious talent - having talked to nearly everyone in musical circles who knew her well - and assesses her lasting importance as an interpreter. She describes her transformation from coltish girl to woman, and her marriage to the brilliant Daniel Barenboim, concluding with a sensitive account of du Pré's decline, when, no longer able to play, she struggled bravely against the ravages of her illness, until her death in 1987.

A Genius in the Family

An Intimate Memoir of Jacqueliné Du Pré

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Author: Hilary Du Pré,Piers Du Pré

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 9780099289265

Category: Cellists

Page: 426

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Since her death in 1987, Jacqueline du Pre's brother and sister have long felt that her life story has never been properly told. This is an extraordinary revealing, often painful, always moving account of what happens when a prodigy is born into a family and how the driving force of an undeniable talent controlled not only her life but theirs. Proud as they were of her success, none of them were prepared for the impact of her genius on their lives and hers. Now a major motion picture released in the UK in January 1999, HILARY AND JACKIE, stars Emily Watson as Jacqueline du Pre.

A Historical Dictionary of British Women

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Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857432282

Category: History

Page: 500

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This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

The Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pré Volume Three

The Stick Game, Cruzatte and Maria, and Ash Child

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Author: Peter Bowen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504056329

Category: Fiction

Page: 1375

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The contemporary western mystery series follows the further adventures of a half Indian cattle inspector and “character of legendary proportions” (Ridley Pearson). Officially, Gabriel Du Pré is the cattle inspector for Toussaint, Montana, responsible for making sure no one tries to sell cattle branded by another ranch. Unofficially, he is responsible for much more than cows’ backsides. The barren country around Toussaint is too vast for the town’s small police force, and so, when needed, this hard-nosed Métis Indian lends a hand. In Gabriel Du Pré, “Bowen has taken the antihero of Hemingway and Hammett and brought him up to date . . . a fresh, memorable character” (The New York Times Book Review). The Stick Game: After a Native American boy turns up dead, Du Pré takes on a mining company that’s poisoning reservation children. Is there something more sinister than greed and indifference at work? “Wonderful . . . wise.” —The Washington Post Book World Cruzatte and Maria: While reluctantly serving as a consultant for a documentary about Lewis and Clark’s expedition up the Missouri River, Du Pré stumbles upon a national treasure: Meriwether Lewis’s lost journals. Then members of the film crew start dying . . . “A solid entry in a great series.” —Booklist Ash Child: In the midst of a drought in Toussaint, Montana, brushfires, meth dealers, and murder challenge the Métis Indian tracker and cattle investigator. “Compelling . . . plenty of action . . . a pleasure to read.” —Publishers Weekly