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Obituary: Amaryllis Fleming

DURING THE 1950s Amaryllis Fleming was hailed as one of Britain's foremost cellists. She would have drawn audiences for her striking looks alone, but it was her passionate interpretation and her technical mastery that set her apart from others. Critics predicted a glittering future and one composer compared her to Pablo Casals. It was only her perfectionism and her devotion to the quieter, less public arena of chamber music that prevented her becoming a household name.

Classical: Defending the real Jackie

Jacqueline du Pre was no monster. Christopher Nupen should know - he worked closely with the cellist on two intimate film portraits.

Arts: No more strings attached

When you're the world's greatest cellist, life is a long slog of engagements and obligations. Now, Yo-Yo Ma's priorities have changed and he has found time for himself and his family. By Sue Fox

Obituary: William Pleeth

WILLIAM PLEETH was one of the last of the great teachers whose own roots sprung from the grand traditions of 19th-century cello-playing. Throughout his career he was one of the most beloved and sought-after cello teachers in the world, and in his latter years his pupils would travel any distance to have lessons or attend master classes. In his early days he also enjoyed an international reputation as soloist and chamber musician extraordinaire.

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Peter Parker used to be Jacqueline du Pre's cleaner. Here he looks at the new film about her life and recalls the woman whose house he dusted

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