Jacqueline du Pré and
the Elgar Cello Concerto, a documentary by award-winning film maker
Christopher Nupen, explores the artistic personality of one of the
finest performing musicians of the twentieth century, with the recurring
theme of her special relationship with the Elgar’s melancholy Cello
Concerto. The film begins with an account of what she did after the
onset of her illness when she could no longer perform in public.
It ends, at her own request, with a re-edited version of the original
portrait film which sketches her childhood and the development of
her musical talent, her meeting with Daniel Barenboim and their marriage
in 1967, her special relationship with the Elgar concerto and, finally,
a complete performance of the work with The New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim; a performance which has become legendary.
This DVD portrait also includes Nupen's film The Ghost, which features a performance
of Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 5. This is the first in a series of
Christopher Nupen films on DVD. (From editorial description)
DVD release September 21, 2004.
See Allegro Films Website
Elgar, Sir Edward: Concerto
for Cello in E minor, op. 85
New Philharmonia Orchestra - Daniel Barenboim
for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"
Daniel Barenboim - Piano;
Pinchas Zukerman - Violin;
Sir John Barbirolli
du Pré - Cello
A CHRISTOPHER NUPEN
©2005 Allegro Films
Picture Format: 4:3/16:9 • Subtitles: GB, D, F • Sound Format: LPCM Stereo,
5.1, DTS 5.1
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