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Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923): Violin Sonatas & pieces / Andrej Bielow, violin; Oliver Triendl, piano

Album Summary

>Pejacevic, Dora : Sonata for violin & piano in D major, Op. 26
>Pejacevic, Dora : Canzonetta, for violin & piano, Op. 8
>Pejacevic, Dora : Menuet, for violin & piano, Op. 18
>Pejacevic, Dora : Romance, for violin & piano, Op. 22
>Pejacevic, Dora : Élégie, for violin & piano, Op. 34
>Pejacevic, Dora : Sonata for violin & piano in B flat minor ("Slavic"), Op. 43
>Pejacevic, Dora : Meditation, for violin & piano, Op. 51
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

  • A set of chamber duos from Slavic composer Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923).
  • Pejacevic was a skilled violinist, appreciating the instrument's potential and exploiting it in her works.
  • The D major violin sonata marks her breakthrough to full mastery.
  • The Slavic Sonata is one of the her mature works.
  • Played by Andrej Bielow (violin) and Oliver Triendl (piano)

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
It is definitely more interesting. This is the one worth hearing. The violinist has a bright tone; his intonation is listenable. He and the pianist have a good handle on the interpretation and nothing is badly done.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008).



Reviews

Lyrical beauty
Croatian composer Dora Pejacevic was a fascinating figure. A member of the nobility, she started composing in 1897 when she was 12 years old. Although she was only 3 when she died in 1923, she left behind a body of work that's impressive for its quantity and quality.

This release focuses on a minor portion of her output, the works for violin and piano. As I listened to this disc, I was struck with the overarching beauty of Pejacevic's melodies. Sometimes, as in the case of the lgie in E-flat (1913) they were simple yet expressive tunes. Many times, though, I heard distinctively Slavic turns of phrase. The 1917 Sonata in B-flat major, the "Slavic Sonata" is an obvious example. It reminded quite strongly of works by Joseph Suk and George Enescu with its exotic harmonies and evocative melodies.

Violinist Andreg Bielow and pianist Oliver Triendl give this music their best. Bielow's tone in the 1909 Sonata in D major is limpid and lyrical without sounding cloying. He and Triendl seem to be of one mind in their interpretations, making the performances (as well as the compositions) a joy to listen to.

Pejacevic is remembered for introducing orchestral song to Croatian music. And while these works are neither orchestral nor songs, they all have melodies that sing. And do so in an utterly charming fashion. Now, to track down that recording of Pejacevic's symphony...
Submitted on 08/20/15 by RGraves321 
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Works Details

>Pejacevic, Dora : Sonata for violin & piano in D major, Op. 26
  • Performers: Andrei Bielow (Violin); Oliver Triendl (Piano)
  • Notes: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pejacevic, Dora : Canzonetta, for violin & piano, Op. 8
  • Performers: Andrei Bielow (Violin); Oliver Triendl (Piano)
  • Notes: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pejacevic, Dora : Menuet, for violin & piano, Op. 18
  • Performers: Andrei Bielow (Violin); Oliver Triendl (Piano)
  • Notes: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pejacevic, Dora : Romance, for violin & piano, Op. 22
  • Performers: Andrei Bielow (Violin); Oliver Triendl (Piano)
  • Notes: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pejacevic, Dora : Élégie, for violin & piano, Op. 34
  • Performers: Andrei Bielow (Violin); Oliver Triendl (Piano)
  • Notes: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pejacevic, Dora : Sonata for violin & piano in B flat minor ("Slavic"), Op. 43
  • Performers: Andrei Bielow (Violin); Oliver Triendl (Piano)
  • Notes: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pejacevic, Dora : Meditation, for violin & piano, Op. 51
  • Performers: Andrei Bielow (Violin); Oliver Triendl (Piano)
  • Notes: Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (01/21/2008-01/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic