A reference for the art songs of Dora Pejacevic; with English translations of the song texts

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Richard D. Auvil (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
James Douglass

Abstract: Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923) is recognized as an influential figure in the musical history of her native country, Croatia. In addition to composing a number of works for solo piano, voice, and violin, her compositional output includes, among other works, a piano quartet, a piano quintet, a piano concerto, and a symphony. In recent years, within her native Croatia, a renewed interest has developed in the works of Dora Pejacevic. Coupled with this interest is a hope that increased awareness of these compositions might occur beyond the borders of this country. Dora Pejacevic wrote thirty-three art songs, with the first composed at the age of fifteen and the last composed within three years of her death. It is this component of her oeuvre that this document addresses in three ways: by providing the first comprehensive collection of translations, both word-for-word and grammatically-fluent, of the complete song texts; by guiding the reader to current literature and research for any given song; and finally, by introducing new research relevant to the songs. Simultaneously, this document increases the accessibility of these songs to English-speaking readers both through the translations of the song texts, and by summarizing and highlighting information found in foreign-language research pertaining to the composer and her songs. In addition, a brief biography of Dora Pejacevic is followed by a discussion of tangential themes intended to increase awareness of topics often found in the academic discourse concerning the composer. Although a detailed exploration of these themes is beyond the scope of this document, their prominence in research relating to Pejacevic renders a brief exploration of them essential to a thorough introduction of the composer. Finally, to assist readers with further research, an index of Pejacevic's known compositions is provided.

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Language: English
Date: 2014
Composers $z Croatia $x Biography
Songs $x Texts
Pejacevic, Dora, $d 1885-1923. $t Songs. $s Texts. $k Selections
Pejacevic, Dora, $d 1885-1923

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