In 1999, we focused our efforts on mapping a variety of private and institutional archives and on collecting copies of Kapralova's scores, correspondence and other documents for the Society's archive. Over the next years, we will continue to identify important source materials and will publish their bibliography and other details on our website so that this information is available to scholars and anyone interested in furthering Kapralova Research.
In 1999, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our members and partners, Kapralova's music was successfully promoted both in her homeland and abroad. Reviews of Kapralova's music appeared in several music journals and magazines, including the BBC Music Magazine. The composer's music was also broadcast by radio stations in Austria and The Netherlands. Besides the aforementioned activities, it is our website that continues to be instrumental in promoting Kapralova's life and work.
In 1999, Kapralova's music delighted audiences in the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United States. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following artists who promoted the composer's music: Tomas Visek, Sabina Vajdova, Zuzana Fiserova and North Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Campestrini, Ars Cameralis, M.Barta, Beata Zadrapova, Renata Ardasevova, Mari Tokuda, Kanako Endo, Patricia Garcia Torres and Orquesta de Camara de Bellas Artes under the baton of Gisele Ben-Dor, Phillipa Dames-Longworth and Stephen Gutman.
women in music
Since its launch in 1998, our website has become an important source of information not only on Kapralova but also other women composers and musicians who have been promoted through our Women in Music internet project. In 1999, in collaboration with Dr. Jan Kralik from the Czech Academy of Arts and Sciences, we designed webpages promoting the life and work of the famous Czech soprano Emmy Destinn to comemmorate her upcoming anniversary in 2000. Dr. Eugene Gates, of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, has been behind another important resource on our website: a comprehensive bibliography The Woman Composer Question.
Finally, we would like to thank our partners, friends, and all the others who have assisted our work in 1999: Jindra Bartova, David Bloch, Zdenek Cupak, Harry-Imre Dijkstra, Erik Entwistle, Jarmila Gabrielova, Eugene Gates, Ludmila Hatrick, Peter Herbert, Alena and Josef Kapral, Antonin Kubalek, Jiri Macek, Jonathan Magee, Graham Melville-Mason, Jaroslav Mihule, Vera Rudolfova, Jan Smaczny, Kass Sunderji, Gregory Terian, Mari Tokuda, Tomas Visek, Matthias Wurz, and Chris Zappala.Report prepared by Karla Hartl, Chair, The Kapralova Society. Toronto, March 2000.