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Dora Pejacevic 1885-1923 the first internationally known Croatian woman composer
http://www.croatia.org/crown/articles/10972/1/Dora-Pejacevic-1885-1923-the-first-internationally-known-Croatian-woman-composer.html
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić
Published on 04/12/2017
 
Born into an old, noble family, the talented pianist would grow up to become one of the most influential figures in Croatian music. During her short life (she died in childbirth at the age of 38) she composed 57 completed works, including a hefty ouvre for solo piano, sixteen chamber works, and dozens of lieder. But she made her mark with the human voice; Pejačević is credited with bringing orchestral song to Croatian late-Romantic music.

One of the most influential figures in Croatian music


Dora Pejačević (1885-1923) in the music saloon of the Pejačević Palace in Našice, Croatia.
Photo by Elizabeta Drašković, 1912. Source www.mgz.hr


Dora Pejačević, photo from 1920, Zagreb


 
Dora Pejačević

Born into an old, noble family, the talented pianist would grow up to become one of the most influential figures in Croatian music. During her short life (she died in childbirth at the age of 38) she composed 57 completed works, including a hefty ouvre for solo piano, sixteen chamber works, and dozens of lieder. But she made her mark with the human voice; Pejačević is credited with bringing orchestral song to Croatian late-Romantic music.

James Bennett

Source www.wqxr.org


Many thanks to Michael Spudic for suggesting us to prepare this article.


Dora Pejačević, portrait by Maxo Vanka, distinguished Croatian painter



THE BIRTH DATE ON THE VIDEO COVER IS WRONG, IT IS 1885-1923