Click on the link here for Audio Player – Los Angeles Philharmonic in Concert – Lawrence Foster, guest Cond. – Jacqueline Du Prè, cello – Feb. 16, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Another long-thought lost concert this week, and another extreme rarity. The legendary Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre in concert with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, guest Conducted by Lawrence Foster, recorded on February 16, 1967.
Several months earlier I posted another Los Angeles Philharmonic concert featuring Du Pre. That one featured the orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim at the Hollywood Bowl. This one is from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with no airplanes or clinking wine bottles.
The rather shortish program features three works (all on one player)
1. Beethoven: Consecration of The House – Overture
2. Goehr: Pastorals (U.S. Premier)
Truly, one of the great Cellists of the 20th Century, in a live concert setting – one which hasn’t been heard since the day it was first recorded.