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Hilary And Jackie - Music From The Motion Picture


Release Date: 12/15/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60394   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarJohann Sebastian BachBarrington PheloungIris Du Pré
Performer:  Jacqueline Du PréDave HeathCaroline DaleSally Heath
Conductor:  Daniel BarenboimBarrington Pheloung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraLondon Metropolitan Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Movie soundtracks have a responsibility to heighten the emotional value of the film itself. Barrington Pheloung achieves this in HILARY AND JACKIE. By including Jacqueline du Pré's performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto in its entirety, Pheloung not only pays tribute to du Pré, but allows the listener to get a sense of what she was about in a way the actors can't express. The synergy between du Pré and Barenboim is evident in every phrase, yet Jackie finally outshines even the orchestra. The Elgar was Jackie's piece, and no other recording comes close.
The other music on this disc is simple, yet poignant. Pheloung features the cello in his compositions, and Caroline Dale does an excellent job of being Jackie in her cello playing.
Read more Pheloung includes an arrangement of a song which the du Pré sisters sang as children, showing that he is not only a good composer, but is in touch with the material and emotion behind the film. The score is never excessive, and though sentimental at times, it seems appropriate to the tragic nature of this story. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Live  Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt from this movement is performed. 
2.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Overture by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dave Heath (Flute)
Conductor:  Barrington Pheloung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
3.
Hilary and Jackie: Sisters by Barrington Pheloung
Conductor:  Barrington Pheloung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4.
Hilary and Jackie: The Farmhouse by Barrington Pheloung
Performer:  Caroline Dale (Cello), Sally Heath (Piano)
Conductor:  Barrington Pheloung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5.
Hilary and Jackie: The Hospital by Barrington Pheloung
Conductor:  Barrington Pheloung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6.
Hilary and Jackie: A Day on a Beach by Barrington Pheloung
Performer:  Caroline Dale (Cello)
Conductor:  Barrington Pheloung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7.
The Holiday Song by Iris Du Pré
Performer:  Sally Heath (Piano), Caroline Dale (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Barrington Pheloung 
8.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Live  Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 31 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 85 - I. Adagio. Moderato (excerpt)
Sisters
Suite No. 2 in B minor for Flute & Strings, BWV 1067 - I. Overture
The Farmhouse
The Holiday Song
The Hospital
A Day on a Beach
I. Adagio. Moderato
II. Lento. Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro. Moderato. Allegro ma non troppo

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