Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Book News | May 11, 2015

    Chris Hedges: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Chris Hedges



    Describe your latest book. Wages of Rebellion looks at the nature of rebellion, those who do it, why they do it, and the price they pay for being a... Continue »
    1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Wages of Rebellion

      Chris Hedges 9781568589664

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.50
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Music- Classical Biographies

Hilary and Jackie

by

Hilary and Jackie Cover

ISBN13: 9780345432711
ISBN10: 0345432711
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $3.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From the moment Jacqueline du Pré first held a cello at the age of five, it was clear she had an extraordinary gift. At sixteen, when she made her professional debut, she was hailed as one of the world's most talented and exciting musicians. But ten years later, she stopped playing virtually overnight, when multiple sclerosis removed the feeling in her hands just before a concert. It took fourteen more years for the crippling disease to take its final toll.

In this uniquely revealing biography, Hilary and Piers du Pré have re-created the life they shared with their sister in astonishing personal detail, unveiling the private world behind the public face. With warmth and candor they recount Jackie's blissful love of the cello, her marriage to the conductor Daniel Barenboim, her compulsions, her suffering, and, above all, the price exacted by her talent on the whole family. For proud as they were of Jackie's enormous success, none of them was prepared for the profound impact her genius would have on each of their lives. . . .

Description:

Discography: p. [342]-350. Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-341).

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

geniafisher, March 5, 2009 (view all comments by geniafisher)
The magnetism of the two gripped me in a still-like trance, evincing my own sisterly love. The musical genius is an added dimension to the bond between these sisters (and family). They have been in my thoughts continually for the past three days since viewing the performance, which speaks so highly of the written word as well as the actors who played these parts so magnificently. I cannot separate Hilary's love from Jackie's musical genius.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345432711
Author:
du Pre, Hilary
Author:
du Pre, Piers
Author:
Piers du Pre
Author:
Hilary du Pre
Author:
Du Pre, Piers
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In
Subject:
Violoncellists
Subject:
Violoncellists -- England -- Biography.
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Du Pre, Jacqueline
Subject:
Violoncellists -- England.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
biography;music;memoir
Subject:
biography;music;memoir;non-fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 248
Publication Date:
November 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 1 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Shine: The Screenplay New Trade Paper $11.75
  2. Jacqueline Du Pre New Trade Paper $16.00
  3. Iti the Model Integrated Thematic... Used Trade Paper $1.98
  4. Aquarius Descending Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. Chain Reaction: A Call to... New Trade Paper $13.98
  6. Rebecca
    Used Mass Market $2.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Novelization
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Classical » Biographies
Biography » Composers and Musicians

Hilary and Jackie Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.50 In Stock
Product details 378 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345432711 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.