Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set

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rockadanny

This box has 17 discs.
Anyone out there own or heard any of these discs?
Worthwhile getting this set?
Comments?



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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #1 on: 14 Mar 2017, 08:11 pm »
All are worth owning.  IMO she was the best cellist of the last century, with Rostropovich and Fournier being my other 2 favorites. 

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #2 on: 15 Mar 2017, 02:50 am »
Thank you  :thumb:

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #3 on: 15 Mar 2017, 03:52 am »
Great box set, it made me remember a late friend that loved her music.
At the peak of her career in 1971 she began to lose her fingers sensitivity, being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1973, when she also performed the last concert, she died slowly passing away in 1987 at age 42.
Great Argentinian cellist.
RIP

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #4 on: 15 Mar 2017, 05:14 am »
There is a movie about her and Daniel Barenboim. The story goes that he started another relationship when he was music director of a French orchestra while she was fighting the disease alone in London.
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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #5 on: 15 Mar 2017, 01:25 pm »
My advice: don't start with the Elgar Cello Concerto. You'll be too emotionally drained to go any further.

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« Reply #6 on: 15 Mar 2017, 02:26 pm »
There is a movie about her and Daniel Barenboim. The story goes that he started another relationship when he was music director of a French orchestra while she was fighting the disease alone in London.
Dan
According my late friend who was a Drupre fan she had a deviance that led to the Daniel absence.
A sad story for this they hang it to movie.

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #7 on: 15 Mar 2017, 04:29 pm »
Argentina?

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #8 on: 15 Mar 2017, 07:23 pm »
I went ahead and ordered this. Only $27.

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #9 on: 15 Mar 2017, 10:01 pm »
I have her Beethoven Cello Sonatas: they're my favorite. And her Elgar Concerto, also excellent.

This set is an unbelievable deal: I'm ordering it also. Thanks Danny!


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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #10 on: 15 Mar 2017, 10:12 pm »
A rare bargain, nice to a gift.

rockadanny

Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #11 on: 16 Mar 2017, 12:49 am »
thank you all for your comments. looking forward to listening to these. y'all are terrific!
rpf - you're welcome

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #12 on: 25 Apr 2017, 02:25 am »
Great box set, it made me remember a late friend that loved her music.
At the peak of her career in 1971 she began to lose her fingers sensitivity, being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1973, when she also performed the last concert, she died slowly passing away in 1987 at age 42.
Great Argentinian cellist.
RIP


Despite the French name, she was about as English as one could be, bad teeth and all.  You are confused with her husband Barenboim (who treated her like crap once her illness set in).  He was Argentine.

Randy

Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #13 on: 25 Apr 2017, 02:29 am »
There is a movie about her and Daniel Barenboim. The story goes that he started another relationship when he was music director of a French orchestra while she was fighting the disease alone in London.
Dan

The book, written by her sister, came first and is authoritative where the movie is not, as such movies usually end up being. Du Pre was a great artist, but also a spoiled brat.

rpf

Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #14 on: 25 Apr 2017, 02:49 pm »
There is also some controversy about the accuracy of the sister's book, disputed by none other than the sister's daughter.

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Re: Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings - box set
« Reply #15 on: 25 Apr 2017, 05:55 pm »
There is also some controversy about the accuracy of the sister's book, disputed by none other than the sister's daughter.

Truly, it's a dysfunctional family.