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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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The Family Friend Soundtrack
Hilary and Jackie Music Department
Sous un autre jour Soundtrack
Masterworks Self - Cellist


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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")
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007) ... (performer: "Song Without Words, op. 109")
 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")
 1989 First and Last (TV Movie) (performer: "Cello Concerto: Adagio" - uncredited)
 1967 Masterworks (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Brahms' Trio in C Major, Op. 87 (1967) ... (performer: "Piano Trio No.2, Op.87")
- Mendelssohn's Trio in D Minor (1967) ... (performer: "Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Opus 49")
- Schubert's Trio No. 1 in B Flat Major (1967) ... (performer: "Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 99")
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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)
Self - Performer
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Self - Performer
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Self - Performer
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Self - Performer
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Self - Performer
 1970 The Switched-On Symphony (TV Special)
 1969 The Trout (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Music Now (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Self
 1968 Late Night Line-Up (TV Series)
- The Brighton Festival (1968) ... Self
 1967 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Jacqueline (1967) ... Self
 1967 Masterworks (TV Series)
Self - Cellist
- Brahms' Trio in C Major, Op. 87 (1967) ... Self - Cellist
- Mendelssohn's Trio in D Minor (1967) ... Self - Cellist
- Schubert's Trio No. 1 in B Flat Major (1967) ... Self - Cellist
 1967 The Impresarios (TV Series)
- Ian Hunter (1967) ... Self
 1967 An Evening with the Menuhins (TV Special)
Self - Cellist
 1965 Gala Performance (TV Series)
- Episode #3.5 (1965) ... Self
 1961 Music for You (TV Series)
- Episode #8.8 (1961) ... Self
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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.


She was awarded the O.B.E.(Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1976 Queen's New Year's Honours List for her services to music. See more »


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