The cellist Jacqueline Du Pre died at the age of 42. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Acclaimed cellist who was most well known for her association with Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor and who has performed with numerous orchestras including the London Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
She started playing at a young age after she heard a cello on the radio and told her mother she wanted one. In 1960, after winning several local competitions, she won the Gold Medal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
She was the subject of the 1998 film Hilary and Jackie which was received with controversy due to allegations of stretching the truth of her private life.
She was married to Daniel Barenboim from 1967 until her death. She passed away from multiple sclerosis.
She performed under composer Leonard Bernstein.
How did Jacqueline Du Pre die?
At a young age, she achieved enduring mainstream popularity. Despite her short career, she is regarded as one of the greatest cellists of all time. Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at the age of 28; she died 14 years later at the age of 42.
"I have the same feeling when I walk in a very beautiful place that I have when I play and it goes right."Jacqueline Du Pre
"The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk."Jacqueline Du Pre
"Playing lifts you out of yourself into a delirious place."Jacqueline Du Pre
"I love the physical thing of being on the earth that bore you. I have the same feeling when I walk in a very beautiful place that I have when I play and it goes right."Jacqueline Du Pre