Cellist Jacqueline du Pre is joined by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim for this 1970 recording of Dvorak's Cello Concerto, Op. 104.
'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.
The cellist provides evidence of what her teacher, William Pleeth, described as the 'perfect balance of youth and maturity.'
"Jackie was always the most exciting cellist. It would be hard to think of another that took as many risks as she did ... always for expressive reasons. There is no other artist who can transfer that sense of excitement onto vinyl." - Yo-Yo Ma
Digitally remastered in 24-bit/96kHz in 2011 at Abbey Road Studios
Jacqueline Du Pre, cello
Chicago Symphonic Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo
1. III. Finale: Allegro moderato
2. Silent Woods, Op. 68 No. 5