Vasillis Varvaresos plays Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

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Vasillis Varvaresos plays Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:40 pm

Of course !

But seriously, a recital April 28,2021 at NTR studios in Zaandam,Netherlands, by pianist Vasillis Varvaresos.Composer Pejacevic new to me, probably one-hears , but I did enjoy her Late Romantic works, especially the opening “Sehnsucht” and closing Piano Sonata. Some fine Chopin playing as well , the pianist also new to me.

The composer : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Pejačević
The pianist : https://www.varvaresos.com/about

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9717 ... -pejacevic

At the Radio 4 site , you can choose individual works, dont need to listen to entire recital.

Dora Pejacevic
Phantasiestücke voor piano (6), op.17 - nr.1, "Sehnsucht"

Frédéric Chopin
Ballade voor piano nr.1, op.23

Dora Pejacevic
Blütenwirbel, op.45

Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt
Soirées de Vienne S.427, "Valses caprices d'après Franz Schubert" - nr.7, "Soirée de Vienne"

Dora Pejacevic
Walzer-Capricen (9), op.28 - nr
.1 + nr.2

Dora Pejacevic
Blumenleben, op.19 - nr.6, "Rote Nelken"

Frederic Chopin
Impromptu voor piano nr.4 (Fantaisie-impromptu), op.66

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturnes voor piano (3), op.9 - nr.1

Dora Pejacevic
Sonate voor piano, op.36

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Re: Vasillis Varvaresos plays Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by Rach3 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:35 am

I did decide to purchase mp3 downloads of the Op.36 Sonata and “Sehnsucht” from a 2-cd CPO set of her complete solo piano works.She composed in many other genres, and there are many YT’s. Her other, later Piano Sonata Op.57 is briefer and more abstract :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7eQjtaOA8E

I'll explore at YT when time permits.

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Re: Vasillis Varvaresos plays Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by Rach3 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:29 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:35 am
I'll explore at YT when time permits.
Did explore.

I confess to being a “sucker” for Late Romantic “ fin de siecle “ works , despite fact most are not intellectually taxing and exhibit an element of sameness. Her Piano Quintet is not the Franck, or Elgar, or the Schumann, but what a joy to hear. Her undeserved obscurity was to have the lot of being born a woman, and a “Dora Pejacevic” , rather than “Clara Schumann” or “Fanny Mendelssohn.”

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

While not Brahms’ Op.26 or Op.60, same for her perhaps even more delightful Op.25 Piano Quartet ( wonderful Andante and Menuetto) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=512afmGkTaQ

Her Piano Concerto : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVHHb1_ ... rt_radio=1

IF interested, the place to start ( after the 2 piano works linked earlier ) might be her Op.25 Piano Quartet, then decide if wish to explore further. I have also heard at YT her Piano Trio , Cello Sonata, but felt the above three additional works may be of more interest.

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Re: Vasillis Varvaresos plays Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by Lance » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:44 pm

Hmm ... Dora Pejacevic ... I found I had a collage on CD of women composers and one piece or so had the music of Pejacevic. So her work is largely new to me. I discovered she has a lot of music recorded and available on the CPO label, none of which I have at this time. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to explore many of the items you post here. Love it!
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Re: Vasillis Varvaresos plays Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by maestrob » Sat May 01, 2021 8:18 am

Rach3,

This all looks quite promising, and I will explore as time permits. Many thanks!

LATER:

Just finished listening to the Piano Quintet, a remarkably original work, chock-full of very interesting ideas. I noticed on amazon that CPO has embarked on a project to record Pejacevic's music, much kudos to them. I will be exploring her output over the coming days, and have ordered a two CD set of her chamber music already. Tomorrow, her Symphony.

BTW: If my modest linguistic abilities haven't failed me, I would pronounce her name correctly as "Peyachevitz."

Many thanks, Rach3!

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Re: Vasillis Varvaresos plays Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)

Post by Lance » Sat May 01, 2021 2:16 pm

I think you are right-on with the pronunciation. That's how I would have pronounced it as well.
maestrob wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:18 am
Rach3,
BTW: If my modest linguistic abilities haven't failed me, I would pronounce her name correctly as "Peyachevitz."
Many thanks, Rach3!
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