Jacqueline Du Pré: The Complete Recordings (17PC, Boxed Set)
Jacqueline du Pré
Composers: Antonin Dvorák, Benjamin Britten, Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Edouard Lalo, Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn, François Couperin, Franz Joseph Haydn, Frédéric Chopin, Frederick Delius, Gabriel Fauré, Georg Matthias Monn, George Frederick Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, Manuel de Falla, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Max Bruch, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann
Conductors: Adrian Boult, Daniel Barenboim, John Barbirolli, Malcolm Sargent
Orchestras: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Desmond Bradley, English Chamber Orchestra, Ernest Lush, Gerald Moore, Gervase de Peyer, Herbert Downes, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jacqueline du Pré, John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Osian Ellis, Pinchas Zukerman, Roy Jesson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich, Valda Aveling, William Pleeth
Label: EMI Classics
Release Date: 10/23/2007
SPARS code: ADD
Considering her recording career barely lasted a dozen years, seeing that Jacqueline du Pré's complete EMI recordings fill 17 full CDs is another testament to her impressive and formidable career. Anyone enamored with du Pré's unmistakable sound would do well to have this set. Although many of the recordings contained in it are still readily available on individual discs, there are some -- such as the early recording of the Brahms F major Sonata, the Beethoven clarinet and piano trios, and the Couperin Les Gouts-Reunis -- are more difficult to come by. As this is indeed a complete collection, it also includes her 1971 recordings of the Chopin and Franck sonatas, as well as her 1973 recording of the Lalo concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra. By this time, the inevitable decline brought on by her illness was already well underway, and listeners will notice with reverence the struggle she was facing against her own body. Anyone who has not yet been exposed to this extraordinary artist will still benefit from her definitive recording of the Elgar concerto, as well as her magnificent interpretations of the Schumann and Dvorák concerto, all of which demonstrate her enviable ability to draw unearthly amounts of sound from her instrument.
17CD BOXED SET comes brand new, never opened or played, factory - fresh and sealed.