DORA PEJAČEVIĆ (1885-1923): Symphony in F Sharp Minor, Op. 41 (apparently first recording of the final version), Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33.
Catalogue Number: 05X045
Reference: CHSA 5299
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Cpo got to this composer and these works first (05Q002 in May 2015 and 06M001 in January 2011) but now the performers are higher on the international scoreboard. The Concerto of 1913 was her first orchestral composition, and the first piano concerto by any Croatian composer. She composed the Symphony during the First World War, while 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. Peter Donahoe (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo.