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Dora Pejačević: Piano Concerto, Op. 33, Symphony in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 41

Catalogue numberCHAN5299W
Release date2022-04-29
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

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Countess Mária Theodora (Dora) Paulina Pejacevic was born in September 1885 in Budapest. Young Dora grew up with all the advantages of an aristocrat: a fairy-tale life of opulent palaces set in idyllic landscapes; privilege, comfort, leisure, and wealth. From an early age she defied convention and walked her own path, one that eventually led her to ‘despise’ the aristocracy. Her father, Count Teodor Pejacevic, a lawyer, held several high posts, including that of Civil Governor of Croatia, Slavonia, and Dalmatia (1903 – 07). Her mother, Lilla Vay de Vaya, an ‘exceptionally beautiful’ Hungarian countess, was a gifted pianist and singer, and a fine amateur artist. Her parents arranged private lessons with teachers at the Music School of the Croatian Music Institute, at Zagreb, which lead to further instruction in Dresden and Munich. Dissatisfied with the ‘limits’ of her formal studies, Pejacevic pursued her own intensive course of self-instruction in composition. Having taken her music education into her own hands, she set off to enrich and broaden her intellectual horizons, travelling to cultural centres in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. During these travels, she came to know the leading artists, poets, and intellectuals of the day. The Piano Concerto was her first orchestral composition, and the first piano concerto by any Croatian composer. She composed the Symphony in F sharp minor during the first world war, whilst also working as a volunteer nurse. For its first complete performance, in 1920, she revised the work, which is here recorded in this final version.
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  Composer: Dora Pejačević
  Piano Concerto, Op. 33 28:55
01 Piano Concerto, Op. 33: I. Allegro moderato 12:41 $ 2.48 USD
02 Piano Concerto, Op. 33: II. Adagio con estro poetico 08:20 $ 1.63 USD
03 Piano Concerto, Op. 33: III. Allegro con fuoco 07:54 $ 1.55 USD
  Composer: Dora Pejačević
  Symphony in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 41 41:59
04 Symphony in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 41: I. Andante maestoso 14:25 $ 2.82 USD
05 Symphony in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 41: II. Andante sostenuto 11:06 $ 2.17 USD
06 Symphony in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 41: III. Scherzo. Molto
07:12 $ 1.41 USD
07 Symphony in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 41: IV. Allegro appassionato 09:16 $ 1.81 USD
  Album total 70:54
ArtistBBC Symphony Orchestra
Peter Donohoe
Sakari Oramo
ComposerDora Pejačević

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