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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FIVE STARS ... but with a caveat, 3 Jun 2012
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John Fowler (urbana, illinois) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Du Pré Complete EMI Recordings (Audio CD)
2007: EMI issued a 17 CD box, "Jacqueline DuPre: The Complete EMI Recordings" - Jacqueline Du Pré - The Complete EMI Recordings
2012: EMI issues a 17 CD box, "Jacqueline DuPre: The Complete EMI Recordings" - Jacqueline Du Pre: Complete EMI Recordings

Either box is a worthy tribute to the great cellist, but there is a slight, though annoying, difference between them.
CD 17 of the 2012 box has one track that was not in the 2007 box:

[8] J.S.Bach Adagio & Allegro from Sonata in D for Cello & Harpsichord, BWV 1028 (4:35) with Ronald Kinloch Anderson playing harpsichord.

This was recorded in July, 1962 and was part of DuPre's first LP for EMI (an album of encores with assorted accompanists).
EMI forgot to include it in the 2007 box.
It was not "lost".
EMI just forgot it.

They have now corrected their mistake, which is a good thing, but it seems like an insult to those who bought the 2007 box.
EMI should have issued the new CD 17 as a single at a specially reduced price.
The new box does cost about half of what the old box cost, which makes it a bit less painful.

Other differences:

1) On CD 1, the Delius Concerto is now on 5 tracks, instead of the single track of 2007. Sound is unchanged.
2) There are five additional photographs of Jacqueline DuPre.
3) There is a two-page timeline of her life.

The article by Christopher Nupen that appeared in 2007 is reprinted in the new box.

Typographical Error: On CD 9, the Allegretto in E flat, Hess 48 is mis-identified as Hess 84.*
This mistake is repeated from the 2007 box.

IN CONCLUSION: The new box is a great buy and deserves five stars. but if I had bought the old box in 2007, I would be more than a little annoyed.

* For more information about the Hess catalog, as well as the Kinsky catalog (WoO) and the Biamonti catalog, go to lvbeethoven.com
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful set, 30 Aug 2013
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Sid Nuncius (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Du Pré Complete EMI Recordings (Audio CD)
I agree completely with John Fowler's excellent review here. This is an absolutely outstanding set, at an amazingly low price. Jacqueline du Pré was a truly remarkable musician, and her verve, thoughtfulness and sheer brilliance show in every one of these fine recordings. It is true that the notes are basic at best, but at this price for 17 superb CDs I don't think one can carp. Don't hesitate - it's a fantastic set.

Here's a (fairly complete) list of the works included:

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Delius: Cello Concerto
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.33
Saint-Saens: Carnaval des animaux - Le cygne
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Dvorak: Silent Woods Op.68
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129
Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op.73
Monn: Cello Concerto in G minor
Haydn: the two Cello Concertos
Beethoven: Variations, all the Piano Trios an all the Cello Sonatas (with Barenboim and Zukerman)
Brahms: the three Cello Sonatas
J S Bach: Cello Suites Nos.1&2; Viola da gamba Sonata No.2 in D;
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65
Franck: Cello Sonata in A (arr. Delsart)
Handel: Sonata in G minor HWV287 (arr. J W Slatter)
F Couperin: Les Gouts-Reunis (1724) - Treizieme Concert a deux instruments a l'unisson
R Strauss: Don Quixote, Op.35
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
Boccherini: Cello Concerto No.9 in B Flat G.482 (Cadenzas by Grützmacher)
Bruch: Kol Nidrei Op.47
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50
Mendelssohn: Song without Words in D, Op.109
Faure: Elegie in C minor, Op.24
Falla: Suite populaire espagnole - Jota (arr. Maurice Marechal)
Britten: Cello Sonata in C, Op.65 : II - Scherzo: Pizzicato / IV - Marcia
Paradis: Sicilienne (arr. Dushkin)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply excellent !, 10 Mar 2013
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Simply excellent - a complete works in one package with multiple composers and one very fine recording standard. Not only that but an exceptional performer whose lifetime achievements are portrayed here for our enjoyment.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 29 Oct 2012
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I am not a classical music expert,I simply enjoy classical music.This set of recordings is quite magical to my mind and also to my fiend who is an expert trained musician and advised me to purchase.Any cello lover will be delighted with the content and quality and there is a bonus of beautiful piano playing too.even though I had to pay overseas postage I think this a bargain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull broad collection of cello music performed by a top artist, 13 Jun 2014
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Wonderfull broad collection of cello music performed by a top artist.

Good quality and nicely designed box

Of course value for money , considerring 17 top CD's
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't imaging anything else, 26 May 2014
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Best collection for cello. JdP is one of the best cellist in the past 50 years, having heard live concerts by Yo-yo-am and Julian Weber, I must admit that I wish that Jackie is still alive to this day...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Du Pre complete collection is superb!, 5 May 2014
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Listen to the greatest production of the Elgar Cello concerto and many, many more great cello masterpieces. Seems expensive until you think how much they would cost if bought separately, and remember it is the great Jaqueline Du Pre. Seventeen great discs you will be able to play time and time again - you will never get tired of listening to these great recordings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I L O V E IT!, 20 Dec 2013
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An amazing box set, I truly recommend it to everyone who loves classical music and of course Jacqueline... what a genius she was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 8 July 2013
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if you don't buy this you won't believe the cello can sound quite as good as this,and it,s brilliant,,some of her cassics,collected on one boxed set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love, 4 May 2013
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I love to listen to this great lady playing and feel lucky to have seen her when she was alive and well. A genius at work
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