Dora Pejačević
Dora Pejačević

Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano in C Major, Op. 29

Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre
Publish year: 2018

Edition type: score, violin part, violoncello part

Price: 33,18 

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printed edition
Catalogue type:
chamber music
violin, violoncello, piano
Number of pages:
Book height:
32 cm
Publication language:
croatian, english, german
About the music edition:
Dora Pejačević (1885 – 1923) is one of the most talentet female composers at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. She studied at the Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb then briefly in Dresden with Sherwood and in Munich with Courvoisier. For the most part, however, she was self-taught and developed her musical talents through contact with other artists and intellectuals, such as Karl Kraus. Her ancestral home was at Našice (near Osijek), but she also travelled extensively to Budapest, Munich, Prague and Vienna. After 1921 she lived mainly in Munich. Her works were performed most frequently outside Croatia; part of her Symphony, for example, was first given in Vienna (25 January 1918) and the complete work was performed later in Dresden. Her late Romantic idiom, enriched with Impressionist harmonies and lush orchestral colours, evolved as she strove to break free from drawing-room mannerisms and conventions... The second Trio in C Major for Violin, Violoncello and Piano, Op. 29 (1910) is a mature composition, with well-formed chamber texture and style. The force of thematic and motivic concentration is impressive, especially in the first and final movements. A short punctuated motif is particularly emphasised and used many times over, like an obsessive repetition. In the development parts, the polyphonic texture and density of the sound are allied with harsh harmonies and “unexpected” intervals: the expression transcends the level of the external attractiveness of the musical idiom. The piano is often used as the central instrument and starting-point of events; the saturated sonority and the colourfully used chromatics denote its texture, also permeated with elements of virtuosity. (Koraljka Kos)