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Jacqueline du Pré

Jacqueline Mary du Pré OBE (January 26, 1945 – October 19, 1987) was an English cellist.

Born in Oxford, Jacqueline du Pré is acknowledged as one of the greatest cellists who ever lived. She had a successful career until the onset of the multiple sclerosis which eventually led to her tragically early death.

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Schubert: The Trout & The Greatest Love and The Greatest Sorrow

Schubert: The Trout & The Greatest Love and The Greatest Sorrow


Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'


with Daniel Barenboim (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Jacqueline Du Pré (cello), Zubin Mehta (double bass), Andreas Schmidt (piano) & Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

This re-release — an improved version of Christopher Nupen’s Schubert DVD — contains two of his most famous films: The Trout, which is almost certainly the most frequently broadcast classical music film in the history of television and Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow which many people think is his best — perhaps because it was 10 years in the making.

As with most of Christopher Nupen’s DVDs this one contains two films which are entirely different in style and character from one another.

The Trout which was shot in 1969 is an explosion of youthful exuberance that was unlike anything that had ever been seen before. The protagonists were unknown to the general public when the film was shot but have since come to be recognised as being among the most affectionately remembered musicians of our time. Their names: Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pré and Zubin Mehta.

Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow was described by Sir Isaiah Berlin as, “This most poignant of tributes to Schubert.” It is not a film about Schubert’s life. It is a film about his extraordinary achievements in the last 20 months of his life after the death of his god, Beethoven. Schubert himself said, “Who, after Beethoven, may dare to do anything.” The answer was Franz Peter Schubert, who took the language of music forward into new and uncharted territory once he was liberated from his own profound respect for his predecessor. However, unlike Beethoven, he does not sing of the fullness of the earth. Instead, he laments for our mortality and what he has to say, ranks among the greatest achievements in music. The musicians are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andreas Schmidt, Antje Weithaas and Michael Sanderling.

Nominated at Banff and winner of Czech Crystal at Golden Prague.

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Running time: 182 mins

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Jacqueline du Pré and the Elgar Cello Concerto and The Ghost

Jacqueline du Pré and the Elgar Cello Concerto and The Ghost


Beethoven:

Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 'The Ghost'

with Daniel Barenboim (piano) & Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

Elgar:

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim


Jacqueline du Pré (cello)

Sir John Barbirolli & William Pleeth

This is a re-issue, in an improved version, of Christopher Nupen’s best-selling DVD — previously released through Opus Arte it now appears on the Christopher Nupen Films label for the first time.

As usual with Christopher Nupen DVDs, this one contains two films: the famous portrait film of Jacqueline du Pré — which includes the complete Elgar cello Concerto in a performance which has become legendary — and a performance film, The Ghost (Beethoven’s Trio Op. 70 No. 1) with Daniel Barenboim and Pinchas Zukerman; described by the French opera and film director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle as the most successful translation of musical performance onto the screen that he had ever seen.

And, also as usual with Christopher Nupen films, these are lit, shot and edited in the style of cinema film, not television. The results are visually impressive and totally unlike what usually appears on television screens — an important, defining characteristic of this DVD.

These two films remember the artistic persona of one of the most charismatic and best loved performing musicians of the 20th century and in the way that film can do better than any of the other media. They were made at the high point of Jacqueline du Pré’s tragically short career.

Picture format: 4:3.

Sound: Dolby Digital, mono

Subtitles: DE/FR/ES

Running time: 150 minutes

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Jacqueline du Pré - A celebration

Jacqueline du Pré - A celebration

Two Christopher Nupen Films


 

Who was Jacqueline du Pre?

Remembering Jacqueline du Pre


This DVD will contain our film Who Was Jacqueline du Pré? which has never previously been released in any home video format, an interview with Jacqueline du Pré which we shot in December 1980 and which has never been seen by anybody but us, a 12 minute montage of images from our archives of Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim in action set to our recording of them playing the first movement of the Brahms E minor cello sonata and Remembering Jacqueline du Pré which was previously issued on the EMI label

“Who was Jacqueline du Pré?, a tribute by close colleagues, has not been issued before, and is a searching study. The re-issued Remembering Jacqueline de Pré has film of her performing that has lost none of its bewitching power… Rehearsals with the young Perlman, Zukerman, Mehta and Barenboim are lit with a rare exuberance and animal enjoyment.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2007 *****

“…Christopher Nupen… interviews du Pré's colleagues and friends, who all pay loving, wide-eyed tribute not only to her staggering musical gifts but also to her girlish exuberance, lack of pretension and emotional sincerity. Perhaps the most affecting portion is a 1980 interview... Not only does Pré's radiant personality shine through its 15 minutes, but also a deeply affecting feeling of quiet sadness that's all the more potent for being entirely free of sel-pity.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2007

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