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A Masterpiece Rediscovered

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo

Vilde Frang smiling and holding her violin, with BBC SO branding around the edge of the image

Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra showcase an explosive, reflective and rapturous Croatian symphony once buried by history.

The BBC SO are proud to present a rediscovered classic from a composer who never took the easy path in life. Dora Pejačević was born into the comfort of Eastern European aristocracy but travelled miles to be challenged by the greatest minds of her age. During the First World War she volunteered as a nurse, experiencing horrors that forced her into creative overdrive.

In 1916, when her Symphony in F-sharp minor started to take shape, Pejačević dropped aristocratic mannerisms and started to write with a blazing authenticity that fills this explosive symphony. Before Pejačević’s forgotten masterpiece, Vilde Frang negotiates the dazzling virtuosity of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, under the baton of Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo.

This performance will end at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval

Produced by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

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