THE COMPOSER OF THREE NATIONS – the 100th anniversary of Dora Pejačević’s death

Dorottya Láng, József Balog, Gergely Kesselyák

November 10, 2023
7 PM
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
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Pejačević: Verwandlung, Op. 37
Pejačević: Liebeslied, Op. 39
Liszt F.: Piano Concerto in A Major, No. 2, S. 125 gm: József Balog (piano)
Pejačević: Symphony in F Sharp Minor, op. 41



Dorottya Láng - mezzo-soprano
József Balog - piano



Gergely Kesselyák
Dora Pejačević (1885-1923) was a Croatian composer born in Budapest into a Croatian-Hungarian family of counts. She studied in Zagreb, Dresden and Munich. She composed in the late Romantic style and his oeuvre contains 106 pieces. Her symphony was performed in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. Initially, she composed piano pieces, sonatas and songs, and her first orchestral work was a piano concerto (1913).

Dorottya Láng, the Budapest-born mezzo-soprano graduated from the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, where she studied with Claudia Visca. She has won prestigious competitions and in 2012 won the Emmerich Smola Competition. After university, she was engaged by the Volksoper in Vienna and later spent three years at the Hamburg Opera. He currently works as a freelancer.

József Balog is a Liszt, Lajtha and Artisjus Prize-winning pianist, one of the most talented members of his generation. A exceptional performer, the heir to an internationally renowned Hungarian pianistic tradition, the foundations of which were laid by Franz Liszt, Ernő Dohnányi and Béla Bartók. His brilliant technique and sensitive, profound musicianship have won him critical acclaim and public enthusiasm.

A significant part of Gergely Kesselyák's musical activity is the research and presentation of the music of neighbouring peoples in Hungary, thence we will be able to listen to three important works by the Croatian-Hungarian composer Dora Pejačević.