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The Heart of the Cello / Jacqueline Du Pre


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 564137  
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarFrederick DeliusAntonín DvorákCamille Saint-Saëns,   ... 
Performer:  Jacqueline Du PréPinchas ZukermanDaniel BarenboimStephen Kovacevich,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir John BarbirolliSir Malcolm SargentDaniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony OrchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“She clearly was born to play the cello,” wrote the New York Times of Jacqueline Du Pré in 1967. Just five years later her career was cut tragically short by illness. Du Pré’s recordings provide a treasurable memento of the “perfect balance of youth and maturity” that her teacher, William Pleeth, found in her music-making: “She approached each new experience with spontaneous pleasure and enthusiasm.” Offering a vivid experience of her life-enhancing art, this 2-CD set of concertos, sonatas and chamber works features recordings remastered in 24-BIT / 96kHz at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. “She clearly was born to play the cello,” wrote the New York Times of Jacqueline Du Pré in 1967. Just five years later her career was cut tragically short by illness. Du Pré’s recordings provide a treasurable memento of the “perfect balance of youth and maturity” that her teacher, William Pleeth, found in her music-making: “She approached each new experience with spontaneous pleasure and enthusiasm.” Offering a vivid experience of her life-enhancing art, this 2-CD set of concertos, sonatas and chamber works features recordings remastered in 24-BIT / 96kHz at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. 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:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
2.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 2nd movement, Lento-Allegro molto by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
3.
Concerto for Cello: Allegramente by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
4.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 3rd movement, Allegro moderato by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
5.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
6.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 2nd movement, Langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
7.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 3rd Movement, Sehr lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
8.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1: 3rd movement, Allegro molto by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
9.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2: 2nd movement, Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
10.
Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482: 2nd movement, Adagio non troppo by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785 
11.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
12.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost": 1st movement, Allegro vivace con br by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin), Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke": 4th movement, Allegro moderato-Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin), Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811 
14.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
15.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99: 2nd movement, Adagio affetuoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 
16.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73: no 2, Lebhaft, leicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
19.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8: 1st movement, Allegretto ben moderato by César Franck
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
20.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
21.
Sicilienne in E flat major by Maria Theresia Paradis
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
22.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Osian Ellis (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 

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