Exclusive video: Jaqueline du Pré performs The Trout

Hear the legendary cellist look back on her career after multiple sclerosis forced her to stop performing

Published: February 7, 2017 at 11:18 am

On Monday 6 March, director Christopher Nupen will show rare clips from throughout his acclaimed career on Monday 6 March, as part of a special night celebrating his work. The event, in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, will include a screening of his legendary film, The Trout, as well as showcasing his memorable encounters with the likes of Jacqueline du Pré, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo and Zubin Mehta.


• Click here to read a Q&A with Christopher Nupen

To mark the special one-off event, he has created this short film especially for BBC Music Magazine, which movingly features footage from The Trout soundtracked by a rare, recently unearthed interview with Jacqueline du Pre, recorded five years after she was forced to quit public performance by her worsening multiple sclerosis. In it, she reflects on her career of public performance, and the importance of The Trout in her life.

Classical Music on Film is on Monday 6 March at 7pm. Tickets are £13.50, available here or by calling 020 7589 8212.



• Jaqueline du Pré performs Elgar's Cello Concerto

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