Music: Time Out

Onstage, with her long arms and legs embracing the cello, her straw-colored hair falling over her shoulders, and her pink-cheeked English face radiating health and happiness, she looked a bit like Alice in Wonderland grown to womanhood. That was one reason why Jacqueline du Pré emerged as the darling of worldwide concert audiences while still in her early 20s. Another was the graceful and eloquently soulful way she played her cumbersome instrument. Her tone had an auburn glow, her phrasing a masculine power, and her programming showed an equal devotion to old favorites...

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