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DU PRE, JACQUELINE 5 Legendary Recordings. Elgar, Haydn, Boccherini, Strauss, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Dvorak. Warner Classics 180g Vinyl 5LPs

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Du Pre Jacqueline 5 Legendary Recordings Warner 180G Vinyl 5Lps

Jacqueline du Pré
5 Legendary Recordings

LP 1
EDWARD ELGAR

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Jacqueline du Pré cello
Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli conductor

Recorded: London, Kingsway Hall, 19 & 30.VIII.1965

LP 2
JOSEPH HAYDN
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1
LUIGI BOCCHERINI
Cello Concerto in B-flat major (arr. Grutzmacher)

Jacqueline du Pré cello
English Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conductor

Recorded: London, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, 17 & 24.IV.1967

LP 3
ROBERT SCHUMANN
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33

Jacqueline du Pré cello
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conductor

Recorded: London, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, 8, 9.IV. & 11.V. (Schumann), 24.IX. (Saint-Saëns) 1968

LP 4
RICHARD STRAUSS
Don Quixote, Fantastic variations on a Theme
of Knightly Character for cello, viola & orchestra, Op.35

Jacqueline du Pré cello
Herbert Downes viola
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult conductor

Recorded: London, No.1 Studio Abbey Road, 6–7 & 9.IV.1968
First release ever on LP

LP 5
ANTONÍN DVORAK
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B.191
Silent Woods, Op.68, B.182

Jacqueline du Pré cello
Chicago Symphonic Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim conductor

Recorded: Chicago, Medinah Temple, 11.XI.1970

“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. Providing a treasurable memento of her art, this is a newly-assembled 5LP collection of masterworks for cello and orchestra from three centuries. It includes the Elgar Concerto, so closely associated with du Pré, and a 1968 recording of Strauss’s Don Quixote which, after a complex genesis, was not released until 1995, the height of the CD era. Now, it makes its first appearance on LP. In each work, the cellist provides evidence of what her teacher, William Pleeth, described as the “perfect balance of youth and maturity”.

Warner Classics pays tribute to the beloved Jacqueline du Pré around the 30th anniversary of her passing with these 5 LPs of legendary recordings. A true genius of the cello, full of joy and life, Jacqueline du Pré passed away on October 19th, 1987, aged only 42, after many years of fighting multiple sclerosis. This is a limited edition with a beautiful artwork at a bargain price. Four of the five LPs are designed from the original LP covers, except the Strauss which has never been released on LP before. These four albums are the 24-BIT/96kHz remastered versions made at Abbey Road in 2011 for Japanese SACD versions.

Warner Classics 180g Vinyl 5LPs 0190295754747



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