Jacqueline du Pré – Interview & Dedication


In a previous post you read about Jacqueline du Pré‘s loss of ability to play. In this post I share with you a previously unpublished interview with her from 1980. Following that is a re-edited version of a film made in 1967. She was in love with Elgar’s concerto (see previous post for her performance)

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Jacqueline du Pré – Talented Cellist who lost her abilities due to myelin loss


Jacqueline du Pré was an astounding English Cellist. She achieved high performance at a young age before she lost her abilities (at 28) to the loss of myelin[*] due to multiple sclerosis (MS). At first she lost sensation in her fingers so she used her visual senses to coordinate her fingers while playing.

She is most famous for her iconic recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor.
Here’s a short version of the concerto followed by a playlist of the full concerto

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