Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Pianist Jacqueline du PrÃ©?
Jacqueline du PrÃ© was recognized as one of the world’s leading cellists before her career, and life, were cut terribly short. Â
What if du PrÃ©, whose career was shortened by multiple sclerosis and passed away in 1987 at the 42-years-old, had decided she preferred another instrument? Â Would we still know her name?
Du PrÃ© began her cello studies at the age of five, so her path was set quite early. Â However, we have seen athletes who could have excelled in multiple sports, such as Bo Jackson. Â What would have happened if du PrÃ© had followed in her mother Iris du PrÃ©’s footsteps and become a pianist?
In the short video below, Jacqueline du PrÃ© demonstrates her talents at the keyboard, playing for none other than pianist/conductor and husbandÂ Daniel Barenboim. Â In the above video, as well as here, you can find out more about du PrÃ©’s life in the words of the cellist, her family and friends.