Released today, April 29: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo and Peter Donohoe record music – Piano Concerto & Symphony – by Dora Pejačević for Chandos.

Originally published on April 23 Dora Pejačević (1885-1923). For the Symphony, I refer you to my review of the concert performance that preceded the recording sessions: http://www.colinscolumn.com/bbc-symphony-orchestra-sakari-oramo-conducts-dora-pejacevics-symphony-in-f-sharp-minor-vilde-frang-plays-beethovens-violin-concerto-live-relay-on-bbc-radio-3/. Suffice to say that the ambitious, four-movement, F-sharp minor Symphony (1916-17/1920; Opus 41) holds the attention through the composer’s individual ideas and skilful handling of structure: sincere music … Continue reading Released today, April 29: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo and Peter Donohoe record music – Piano Concerto & Symphony – by Dora Pejačević for Chandos.