Music: Inside the Outside Family

"Instead of saying 'Good Evening,' " says Jacqueline Du Pré, recalling the night four years ago when she first met Daniel Barenboim at a London party, "we sat down and played Brahms." He was a coiled, compact and energetic Israeli of 24, and one of the best-known young pianists in the world. She was 21, and already Britain's leading cellist, a tall, smiling, shy English lass with a stunning kind of farm-fresh beauty. Instant karma. Two weeks later, Barenboim decided he wanted to marry Jacqueline. Six months later he did. Thus began one of the most remarkable relationships, personal as well...

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