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A Lasting Inspiration / Jacqueline Du Pré

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Paradis, Maria Theresia von : Sicilienne for keyboard in E flat major
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3 Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet (or cello or violin) & piano, Op. 73
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109
>Fauré, Gabriel : Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
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Notes & Reviews:

Jacqueline Du Pré's illustrious career was cut short by multiple sclerosis in 1973, but in the short time between her debut and retirement, she secured her place as one of the century's great cellists. This retrospective of her career, A LASTING INSPIRATION, features Du Pré performing some of the instrument's most famous and challenging pieces.

The first of two CD's is dedicated to orchestral works, leading off with the unforgettable first movement of the Dvorak cello concerto. Du Pré's power with the instrument is palpable from the very beginning. Her passionate playing on Elgar's cello concerto makes it one of the ultimate recordings of the piece.

The second CD features recital pieces and more intimate performances. The melodies of Mendelssohn's "Song without Words" resonate beautifully, and Saint-Saens' "The Swan" is rapturously peaceful. The sonatas pairing Du Pré's cello with Daniel Barenboim's piano are the sort of performances all musicians dream of achieving themselves.



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>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 :: Allegro
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 15 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 30 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 30 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Paradis, Maria Theresia von : Sicilienne for keyboard in E flat major
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1924

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3 Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet (or cello or violin) & piano, Op. 73
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 10/1845

>Fauré, Gabriel : Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1712

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Falla, Manuel de : Suite Populaire Espagnole :: Jota
  • Performer: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
  • Performers: Jacqueline du Pré (Cello); Osian Ellis (Harp); Roy Jesson (Organ); Gerald Moore (Piano); John Williams (Guitar)
  • Notes: Composition written: Jewish.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" :: Allegro moderato
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim (Piano); Jacqueline du Pré (Cello); Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1810-1811

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 :: Allegro vivace
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim (Piano); Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 :: Allegretto poco mosso
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim (Piano); Jacqueline du Pré (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic