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Jacqueline Du Pré's Brief, but Brilliant, Life and Career.

Ellen Pfeifer, music critic for The Boston Herald, reviews the brief career of cellist Jacqueline Du Pré, who died on Monday from the effects of multiple sclerosis. Her playing was a described as a mixture of elegance and ferocity. When the disease struck at the age of 26, it cut short one of the most promising solo careers in all classical music.

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Other segments from the episode on October 23, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 23, 1987: Interview with Kenneth Koch; Commentary on Jacqueline Du Pré; Interview with William Goldman; Review of new home video releases.

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