Vítězslava Kaprálová

Vítězslava Kaprálová
24.01.1915 Brno - 16.06.1940 Montpellier

Kaprálova was an important composer of the interwar period. Despite her early death she completed more than 50 compositions, including 2 piano concertos, many wonderful piano pieces and songs.

Browse for more details about Kaprálová's piano composititions in the PIANOVERSALRegister section.


PIANOVERSAL listening tips: Vítězslava Kaprálová

Vítězslava Kaprálová was ddeply devoted to the piano. Her piano concerto in D minor op.7 (1935) impresses with its virtuosity, passion and lyrical depth.

PIano Concerto in D Minor op.7 (1935)
Alice Rajnohova-Klavier; Tomáš Hanus-Dirigent; Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic
1- Allegro entusiastico (9.25) 2- Largo (3.06) 3- Allegro (7.45)

Very worth listening to are the April Preludes for piano Op.13 from 1937, wonderfully played by Virginia Eskin

Dubnová preludia [April Preludes] (1937)
Virginia Eskin - piano

The song cycle Sarks from Ashes Op. 5 gives a beautiful insight into her song writing.
Jiskry z popele [Sparks from Ashes] Op.5
Dana Buresova- Soprano, Timothy Cheek, Piano

And some expressive chamber music for violin and piano.
Legend, Elegy, Burlesque for violin and piano (1932/1939)
Live recording with Gerard Kantarjian, violin and Antonin Kubalek, piano

Further information on Vítězslava Kaprálová can be found on the website of "The Kapralova Society", a Canadian society dedicated to her and to other women composers.

Kaprálová's complete piano music is listed in the PIANOVERSALRegister.

Vítězslava Kaprálová: composer if the week No.2 / January 2018

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