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

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