Two works of Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

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Two works of Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by Rach3 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:27 pm

After a recommendation from WQXR, heard Dora Pejacevic’s Piano Quintet ( 24 minutes ), Croatia Records :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MwAYxhTAzU

Ida Gamulin, piano
The Zagreb String Quartet

And, heard her 2nd Piano Sonata ( 12 minutes ) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpdIg-4 ... e=youtu.be

Vlejko Glodic,pianist , live 1997 ( looks like a fascinating combo of works on the recording by Croatian Composers Union (?) ,all at YT ,but I have not heard the rest , yet ).

From the YT poster : “Dora Pejačević (1885 - 1923) was a Croatian composer, a member of the Pejačević noble family. She was one of the first composers to introduce the orchestral song to Croatian music and her Symphony in F-sharp minor is considered by many scholars to be the first modern symphony in Croatian music. Pejačević (in old documents also Pejacsevich) was born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary, the daughter of a Croatian ban, Hungarian-Croatian Count Teodor Pejačević and Hungarian Baroness Lilla Vay de Vaya, herself a fine pianist. Her mother gave Dora her first piano lessons. Paternally, she descended from the old Croatian noble Pejačević family, one of the most distinguished noble families in Slavonia, the eastern region of Croatia. Dora began to compose when she was 12. She studied music privately in Zagreb, Dresden and Munich and received lessons in instrumentation (from Dragutin Kaiser and Walter Courvoisier), composition (from Percy Sherwood) and violin (from Henri Petri in Munich). She was largely self-taught, however. She married Ottomar von Lumbe in 1921. Although Pejačević led a lonely life, she met many prominent musicians and writers, and befriended Austrian journalist and writer Karl Kraus and Czech aristocrat and patroness of arts Sidonie Nádherná von Borutín. Dora died in Munich in 1923, a result of complications following a difficult childbirth (of her son Theo), and is buried at the cemetery in Našice, Croatia. “

Delightful, if one-hears .

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Re: Two works of Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by Rach3 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:11 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Vlejko Glodic,pianist , live 1997 ( looks like a fascinating combo of works on the recording by Croatian Composers Union (?) ,all at YT ,but I have not heard the rest , yet ).
In fact, rest were definitely worth hearing, especially the Bartok and Barber :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91SLAQxpinY (Liszt “Dante” Sonata )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkHvs_SqgcM (Bartok Sonata )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsdcjbIav4s (Barber Sonata )

The cd I cant find for sale anywhere so far.

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