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Jacqueline du Pré (1945–1987)

Jacqueline Mary du Pré was born in Oxford on January 26, 1945. Her parents were Iris and Derek du Pré, and she had one older sister, Hilary. She began to show incredible musical promise at a very young age, and began to play the cello at the age of four, after hearing it on a BBC radio program. At five, she began to study at the London Cello ... See full bio »


(age 42) in London, England, UK

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 2009 Sous un autre jour (TV Movie) (performer: "Cello Concerto Nº 9 in B Flat G482 Il Adaggio nontroppo", "Cello Concerto Nº 1 in A minor, Op. 33")
 2006 The Family Friend (performer: "Cello concerto in E minor, op. 85") / (writer: "Cello concerto in E minor, op. 85")
 1998 Hilary and Jackie (performer: "Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E Minor, Opus 85")
 1967 Masterworks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brahms' Trio in C Major, Op. 87 (1967) ... (performer: "Piano Trio No.2, Op.87")
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 1998 Hilary and Jackie (musician: cello, recordings)
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 1982 A Swan Song of Rare and Vanishing Beauty (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Jacqueline Du Pré Masterclass (TV Series)
Herself - Performer
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Herself - Performer
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Herself - Performer
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Herself - Performer
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Herself - Performer
 1970 The Switched-On Symphony (TV Special)
 1967 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Jacqueline (1967) ... Herself
 1967 Masterworks (TV Series)
Herself - Cellist
- Brahms' Trio in C Major, Op. 87 (1967) ... Herself - Cellist
 1967 The Impresarios (TV Series)
- Ian Hunter (1967) ... Herself
 1967 An Evening with the Menuhins (TV Movie)
Herself - Cellist
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 1994 Remembering Jacqueline du Pré (Video documentary)

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I've never been a career demon. I love playing the cello and playing to people, but I've never wanted to do it every day and every hour of my life.


One day when she was six years old, she was sitting on an adult friend's lap, heard his grandfather clock chime, and informed him that the clock was out of tune. See more »


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