Jacqueline DuPre was the finest Cellist that Britain has produced in several hundred years. She was so musical, it seemed to me that music oozed out of her skin! Yet, she was many other things as well: A delightful person, with a keen sense of humor, yet thoughtful, intelligent, and with a capability as a musical communicator that was truly amazing.
Ms. DuPre contracted Multiple Sclerosis and died at age 42. We are fortunate to have some video’s left for us, which will always remind us of the great talent that the world lost.
Enjoy these video’s. They are unique.
The following is a wonderful video or Jacqueline playing Beethoven’s Sonata in A-Major
Here is a young Yo Yo Ma, talking about her Cello: