Jacqueline du Pré *I 26 1945 — The Life You Give

Her story is one of the most legendary of all twentieth century musicians' stories, and also, one of the most tragic. Cellist Jacqueline Du Pré, born on January 26, 1945, in Oxford, England, to Derek and Iris Du Pré. (Despite the family name, Derek Du Pré was not French, but rather of British Channel Island… Continue reading Jacqueline du Pré *I 26 1945 — The Life You Give

The Life You Give: Pablo Casals *1876

Pablo Casals, born Pau Casals i Defilló, on December 29, 1876, in Vendrell, Spain, was cellist and conductor, known for his virtuosic technique, skilled interpretation, and consummate musicianship.Casals made his debut in Barcelona in 1891 after early training in composition, cello, and piano. After further study in Madrid and Brussels he returned to Barcelona in… Continue reading The Life You Give: Pablo Casals *1876

Celebration Day — twenty-six

Many lives stay with us in spirit, memory, lessons, inspiration. Some stay with us even as measuring kingdoms. Jacqueline Mary du Pré was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, on the twenty-sixth of January of 1945. She could have never known that she, and her year would never be forgotten, and both would become significant in the… Continue reading Celebration Day — twenty-six