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

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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: Biography & Autobiography

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

The Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pré Volume Two

Notches, Thunder Horse, and Long Son

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Author: Peter Bowen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504056310

Category: Fiction

Page: 1210

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The contemporary western mystery series continues in these novels featuring 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). Notches: Working alongside a Blackfoot FBI agent and his feisty female partner, Du Pré tracks a serial killer hunting young women in the Montana wilderness. “A haunting tale, punched out in arresting rhythms of speech powerful as a tribal drumbeat.” —Entertainment Weekly Thunder Horse: After an earthquake exposes an ancient burial site, Native American tribes fight over the remains and a fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex tooth is found in the hands of a murdered anthropologist. Time for Du Pré to start digging. “Strange, seductive . . . The wonder of these voices is that they are . . . blunt, crude, soaked in whiskey and raspy from laughter, but still capable of leaving echoes.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review Long Son: After greedy, vicious Larry Messmer inherits his parents’ ranch, the FBI asks Du Pré to keep an eye on the pathological prodigal son. When violence inevitably erupts, Du Pré finds himself caught in the crosshairs. “Bowen’s writing is lean and full of mordant observations. His hardy characters . . . come to life, and his wry humor . . . provides relief from the haunting, wind-bitten cattle-ranch landscape.” —Publishers Weekly

Biographical Plays about Famous Artists

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Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press

ISBN: 1904303471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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Since the late 1970s, more than 200 biographical plays about famous artists (composers, fine artists, poets, actors etc.) were written and staged in the United Kingdom. The book analyses the range of these plays, arguing that the dramatists often place the main artist character(s) in an adverse situation, inward (e.g., mental illness) or outward (a personal enemy, or an anonymous power, such as war). Against the background of such adverse forces, the artist characters tend come across as flawed human beings. At the same time, most plays take care to provide good insights into the artists genius and their artistic integrity in the face of the adversity. The book also addresses the question why there have been so many biographical plays about famous artists over the past twenty-five years, providing answers in the context of theatre history and developments across academic disciplines and society as a whole.

Hilary and Jackie

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Author: Hilary Du Pré,Piers Du Pré

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780345432711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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The authors share memories of their sister, a celebrated cellist whose life was cut short by multiple sclerosis, and describe her influence on their family