Ekatarina Litvintseva – Pejacevic Piano Music (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Ekatarina Litvintseva – Pejacevic Piano Music (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:04:56 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Dora Pejacevic

When the Siberian-born pianist Ekaterina Litvintseva heard Blumenleben for the first time, she immediately resolved to find out more about the life and music of Dora Pejacevi’c (1885-1923). This resolution prompted her to investigate an extraordinary corpus of music, remarkable not least for its sheer diversity, which she has attempted to convey in this selection of Pejacevi’c’s piano output. Among 57 extant works, 24 are scored for solo piano; there would surely have been many more in both categories had she not died of kidney failure on 5 March 1923, aged 37, having suffered complications in giving birth to her first child.

Pejacevi’c was born in Budapest in 1885 into the Croatian aristocracy. She grew up on the family estate of Nasice (in the region of Slavonia in Croatia) before taking her musical studies more seriously in Zagreb. Her early output shows how well she had mastered the Romantic idiom of character pieces by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Grieg, but her voice begins to emerge in the Six Fantasiest”ucke, Op. 17 of 1903. From two years later, the Blumenleben bring the character of each chosen the innocent snowdrop, the erotic rose, the mournful chrysanthemum – with a refined melodic imagination and rare economy of thought: her Mendelssohnian sympathies lead her only to use as many notes as are needed.

Even more succinct (none longer than two minutes) are the nine Waltz-Caprices, Op. 28 (1906), ranging in expression from the grace and charm of their heritage to a sideways and even grotesque view of the genre (such as the slower No. 3, “in the tempo of a L”andler”). A more sardonic vein of expression emerges in the Capriccio, Op. 47 (1919), which jumps about the keyboard with dazzling glissandi and diabolical shifts of mood which belong to their time no less than French keyboard innovators such as Debussy and Ravel. The album’s final piece is also the most substantial: the second of Pejacevi’c’s two piano sonatas, which became her penultimate work in any genre. The Sonata’s expressive key signature is established from the outset by the marking of Allegro con fuoco, and the writing is cast on a much grander scale than anything else here, resembling a work in the German or Russian schools more than the French-tinged colours of the miniatures.

This newly recorded recital should attract the attention of pianophiles everywhere.

Tracklist:
1. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 6 Fantasy Pieces: I. Longing
2. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 6 Fantasy Pieces: II. Grief
3. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 6 Fantasy Pieces: III. Question
4. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 6 Fantasy Pieces: IV. Lament
5. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 6 Fantasy Pieces: V. Plea
6. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 6 Fantasy Pieces: VI. Delusion
7. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: I. Snowdrops
8. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: II. Violets
9. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: III. Lilies of the Valley
10. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: IV. Forget-Me-Not
11. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: V. Rose
12. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: VI. Red Carnations
13. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: VII. Lilies
14. Ekatarina Litvintseva – The Life of Flowers: VIII. Chrysanthemums
15. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: I. Moderato
16. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: II. Grazioso
17. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: III. Im L”andler-Tempo
18. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: IV. Wiegend
19. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: V. Lento
20. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: VI. Tempo Giusto
21. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: VII. Allegretto
22. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: VIII. Grazioso
23. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Caprice Waltzes, Op. 28: IX. Moderato
24. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 2 Piano Sketches: I. To You!
25. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 2 Piano Sketches: II. Before Your Picture
26. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Capriccio, Op. 47
27. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 2 Nocturnes: I. Sehr Ruhig
28. Ekatarina Litvintseva – 2 Nocturnes: II. Leicht Bewegt
29. Ekatarina Litvintseva – Piano Sonata No. 2

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