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© Karla Hartl, 1998-2014

For a much more detailed and annotated catalogue of Kapralova's works refer to The Kapralova Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011). For details and information on availability of recordings and scores in print, visit the discography page and the edition page on this website.

Abbreviations and names used in this catalogue:

acc—accordion; B—bass; Bs.Cl.—bass clarinet; B.D.—bass drum; Bt.—baritone; Bn.—bassoon; Cbsn—contrabassoon; Cel.—celesta; Cl.—clarinet; Cym.—cymbals; D.B. (Cb.)—double bass (contrabass); E.H.—English horn; Glock.—glockenspiel; Hn.—French horn; Fl.—flute; M.-S.—mezzo-soprano; Ob.—oboe; Perc.—percussion; pf, Pno.—piano; Picc.—piccolo; S—soprano; S.D.—snare drum; T—tenor; T-T—tam-tam; Tamb.—tambourine; Tba.—tuba; Timp.—timpani; Tpt.—Trumpet; Tbn.—trombone; Trg.—triangle; Vc.—violoncello; Vla—viola; Vn.—violin, Xyl.—xylophone.

music sample—sample mp3; Agraf—original autograph; Agraf-E—electronic scan of the autograph; Agraf-F—facsimile of the autograph; Agraf Nt—notes in the composer's handwriting; arr.—arranged by; AV—audio-video recording; CC—compact cassette; CD—compact disc; Dur—duration; E—electronic transcript; E-F—photocopy of the electronic transcript; Ed—edition in print; Frg—fragment; G—LP recording; MG—sound tape recording; MP3–digital recording; Ms—copyist's copy Ms-E—electronic scan of the manuscript; Ms-F—facsimile of the manuscript; op—opus; R.Ms—reconstructed score; sch—rough draft;

AB—Alexandra Boucher (Sasenka Pucova); ADM—Museum of Antonin Dvorak (Prague, Czech Republic); Amos Editio—contemporary sheet music publisher (Prague, CR); Albany Records—an independent label (USA); ArcoDiva—an independent label (Prague, CR); BBC—BBC Radio 3; BC—Brno Conservatory; BDDS—Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society (a presenter based in Madison, Wisconsin); BM—Bohuslav Martinu; BMI—Bohuslav Martinu Institute (Prague, CR); Brno Radiojournal—until 1938 the name for CRO-Bo; CBC—CBC 2; Centaur Records—an independent label (USA); Certosa Verlag—German sheet music publisher based in Klein-Winternheim; CHF—Czech Music Fund (1953-present); cond.—conductor; CR—Czech Republic; CRo—Czech Radio is a national broadcaster, sheet music publisher, and a label (Radioservis); CRO-Bo—Czech Radio (Brno); CRO-O—Czech Radio (Ostrava); CRO-P—Czech Radio (Prague); Cs-Bm—Moravian Museum of Brno; CTV-Bo—Czech Television (Brno); CTV-P—Czech Television (Prague); Editio Praga—sheet music publisher based in Prague (1993-2000); Editio Supraphon—sheet music publisher based in Prague (ended operation in 1993); Egge-Verlag—a Berman sheet music publisher based in Coblenz am Rhein; Eva—Eva: A Journal of Modern Woman, published by Melantrich from 1928-1943; H, HM, HMUB or Edition HM—Hudebni Matice Umelecke Besedy (sheet music publisher in Prague, 1871-1949); HAMU—Prague Academy of Music; HIS—Hudebni informacni stredisko (Czech Music Information Centre); JAMU—Janacek Academy of Performing Arts; JMA—Japan Martinu Association; KE—Kapralova Estate (Brno); Koch Records—Koch International Classics (New York); KS—Kapralova Society; LN—Lidove noviny (Czech daily); Melantrich, Edition Melantrich—Prague Publishing House (1898-1999); ME—Mucha's estate (Prague); Melpa—Melantrich-Pazdirek (1936-1949); MZK—Moravian Regional Library (Brno); NM CMH—National Museum Czech Museum of Music; Northeastern Records - a discontinued US label based in Boston, MA; Pazdirek, Edition Pazdirek—sheet music publisher in Brno (operated between 1919-1949); PBM—Bohuslav Martinu Memorial (now Bohuslav Martinu Center) in Policka; Pritomnost (Presence)—society for contemporary music in Prague (1924-1951; revived in 1991); Program D40—Journal for Contemporary Theatre. Eds. Vladimír Holan, E.F.Burian (1939-1940); RF-dm—Radio France Documentation Musicale; Rytmus—music journal published by Pritomnost Society (1935-1948); SK CR—National Library in Prague; Studio Matous—Czech independent label; SPM—Self-Print Music, a sheet music publisher based in Brno, CR; Stylton—originally a label of CRO-O, now independent; Supraphon—the largest and best known Czech label (formerly a state company, now privately owned); Svoboda, Nakladatelstvi Svoboda—Prague Publishing House (1945-1998); Tempo—music journal published by HMUB (1921-1948); Tomas Visek—Tomas visek Recordings; UKB—University Library in Brno; Ultraphon—originally of Dutch prevenience, this historical label operated in Czechoslovakia between 1932-1945; Umelecka Beseda—founded in 1863 in Prague, abolished in 1972 by the Communist state (and revived in 1990), this arts society promoted Czech music, and literary and visual arts; UMSM—University of Michigan School of Music; UMTV—University of Michigan Television; WTAMU—West Texas A&M University; ZUS Po—Music School of Policka.


Works' Details and History

From my earliest compositions | Z mych nejranejsich skladeb. Piano. 1924-1927. Parts: 1. V risi baji (In the realm of fables, from 1924). 2. Valka (War, from 1924). 3. V myslenkach (Lost in thoughts, from 1924); 4. Pristav (Harbour, from 1925). Touha (Longing, from 1925); 6. Po bitve belohorske (After the battle on White Mountain, from 1925). 7. Na dalekou cestu (Before the long journey, from 1925). 8. Valse triste (1927). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.731]. Ed: (7) Pazdirek (1925-6); (1-8) Amos Editio (2003). A first known performance by Ludmila Novotna at a concert organized by the Czechoslovak Women's Union in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 1.6.1950. Kapralova's comments on compositions (in Czech).

To mother | Maticce. Children's choir. 1928. Text: Jan Neruda (Kniha versu, 1867). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.729]. Agraf (sch): KE. Premiered during WWII by Vaclav Kapral and a choir of women prisoners in the internment camp Svatoborice, CR.

Sketch book | Skicar-ukoly. Piano. 1929-1933. Agraf (Piano sketch. Brno 7.4.1929): Cs-Bm [A31.687a].

First school works | Prvni prace ze skoly. Piano. 1930-31. 10 sketches composed Nov. 1930-Feb. 1931 (includes an earlier version of Andante, No. 3 from opus 1). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.732].

Songs | Pisne. Voice and piano. 1930-32(?) An incomplete cycle of three songs, possibly to Kapralova's texts. Parts: 1. Potkali se vcera lide dva (Two people met yesterday). 2.(?) 3. Az jednoho dne se budes ptat (When you ask me one day). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.756]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005).

Five piano compositions | Pet klavirnich skladeb. Piano. 1931-32. Dur: 12'. Piano version of opuses 1 and 2. Parts: 1. Maestoso (1931). 2. Cantabile moderato (1931). 3. Andante con moto (1931) - an earlier version entitled Andante. 4. Tempo di menuetto (1931). 5. Tempo di marcia funebre, also: Alla marcia funebre (1932). Agraf: Cs-Bm [(3)A29.732], (1-5) [A29.733]; Agraf-F (1-4): NM CMH. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2011). CD: Koch Records (2008); (5) Radioservis (2012). Premiered by Milada Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on 18.4.1932.

Suite en miniature, op. 1. Chamber orchestra. 1935. Orchestrated parts 1-4 of the Five compositions for piano. Parts: 1. Praeludium, 2. Pastorale, 3. Berceuse (Lullaby), 4. Menuetto. Dur: 10'30". Scoring: Preludium: strings. Pastorale: fl(2), ob, cor.ingl., cl(2), fg(2), F-cor(2). Berceuse: fl, ob, B-cl, fg, F-cor and strings. Menuetto: fl, ob, B-cl, F-cor, C-tr, timp., triangolo, piatti, ar, strings. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.720]. Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. Premiered in Brno Radiojournal by the Brno Radiojournal Ensemble with Theodor Schaefer [cond.] on 7.2.1936.

Funeral march | Smutecni pochod, op. 2. Piano. 1932. Originally Part 5 (Tempo di marcia funebre) of Five piano compositions. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.733]. Ms: KE; Cs-Bm (arr. for orch. Thierjung-Tynsky, 14.1.1946) [A29.719]. CD: Radioservis (2012). Piano version premiered by Milada Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on 18.4.1932. Orchestral version premiered by Richard Thierjung-Tynsky and Helfertovo orchestralni sdruzeni in Brno on 11.2.1946.

Legend | Legenda, op. 3/1. Violin and piano. 1932. Originally entitled Nalada (Mood). Dur: 6'. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.742]. Ms: KE, JAMU. Ed: Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS, UMSM. CC: JMA. AV: UMTV, Youtube (arr. S.D. Cisco for Vc., E.H., strings). CD: Koch Records (2008). Premiered by Jan Lorenc [Vn.] and Frantisek Jilek [Pno.] at Novy domov in Brno, on 9.5.1933.

Burlesque, op. 3/2. Violin and piano. 1932. Dur: 4'. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.743]. Ed: Pazdirek (1933), Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS, UMSM. AV: UMTV. CD: Koch Records (2008). Premiered by Jan Lorenc [Vn.] and Frantisek Jilek [Pno.] at Novy Domov in Brno on 9.5.1933.

Two songs | Dve pisne, op. 4. Voice and piano. 1932. Dur: 5'. Suitable for soprano/tenor or lyric mezzo. Text: R. Bojko (Proste kvety, 1924). Parts: Morning 1. Jitro (Morning); 2. Osirely (Orphaned). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.756, A41.512]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Milada Musilova [voice] and Frantisek Vrana [Pno.] at Novy domov in Brno on 5.12.1933.

Sparks from ashes | Jiskry z popele, op. 5. Voice and piano. 1932-1933. Cycle of four songs. Dur: 9'. Suitable for soprano/tenor, or lyric mezzo. Text: Bohdan Jelinek (Spisy Bohdana Jelínka, 1880). Parts: 1. Ty stare pisne v dusi zni mi (Those old melodies echo in my soul), Dur: 2'45". 2. Jak na hedvabny mech jsem hlavu kladl na bila nadra tva (Like on silk moss I laid my head on your white bosom), Dur: 2'15". 3. O, zustan jeste moje divko draha (Oh, stay yet, my dear girl) Dur: 2'. 4. A tahnou myslenky teskne (Melancholy thoughts), Dur: 2'. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.748 dated 1932, compare A40.596 dated 1933]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Freda Herseth [MS] and Timothy Cheek [pf] at Britton Recital Hall at the University of Michigan School of Music on 24.1.2002.

January | Leden. Voice and quintet. 1933. Dur: 4'20". January Scoring: soprano/tenor, Fl., 2 Vn., Vc., Pno. Suitable for soprano/tenor or lyric mezzo (the range is an octave and a sixth: B below middle C to G-sharp, with most of it in the middle register). Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Zpatecni listek, 1932). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.727]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Caroline Helton [S], Amy Porter [Fl.], Stephen Shipps and Andrew Jennings [Vn.], Anthony Elliott [Vc.], and Timothy Cheek [Pno.] at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan School of Music on 19.1.2003. See this analysis of the song (in English).

Sonata appassionata, op. 6. Piano. 1933. Dur: 20'. Parts: 1. Maestoso. 2.Theme and Variations (Theme: Andante cantabile. Variations: 1.Piu mosso, 2.Scherzando, 3.Con moto, 4.Vivace, 5.Largo. 6.Vivo). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.736]; Agraf [Frg]: KE. Ms-F: UKB. Ed: Amos Editio (2006). CD: Koch Records (2008), Czech Radio (2011). Premiered by Frantisek Jilek at a concert of the Brno Conservatory in Besedni dum in Brno on 1.6.1934.

Piano concerto in D Minor | Koncert pro klavir a orchestr d moll, op. 7. 1934-35. Dur: 24'. January Scoring: Pno, Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 3 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Timp., Trg., T-T, Cymb., Harp, Strings. Parts: 1. Allegro entusiastico. 2. Largo. 3. Allegro. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.716a]. Ms (score): Cs-Bm [A29.716b,d], BC (Allegro entusiastico); Ms (pno. part): Cs-Bm [A40.598] and JAMU (complete); BC (Allegro entusiastico). MG: CRO-P (2010). CD, MP3: CRo (2011). First movement was premiered by the Brno Conservatory Orchestra with Ludvik Kundera [Pno.] and Vitezslava Kapralova [cond.] at the 3rd graduation concert of the Brno Conservatory at Stadion Hall in Brno on 17.6.1935 at 19:30. The complete work was given its first performance in Brno Radiojournal by the Brno Radio Orchestra, with Ludvik Kundera [Pno.] and Kapralova as conductor, on 15.10.1936. See this analysis (in English) and program notes (in Czech).

Two bouquets of flowers | Dve kyticky. Piano. 1935. Dur: 3'. Two miniatures for piano. Parts: 1. Kyticka fialek (Small bouquet of violets). 2. Kyticka svatych listu (Small bouquet of fallen leaves), second version is entitled Podzimni listi (Autumn leaves). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.734]. Ed: Certosa Verlag (2011).

String quartet | Smyccovy kvartet, op. 8. 1935-36. String quartet. Dur: 19'25". Parts: Con brio 1. Con brio (1935). 2. Lento (1936). 3. Allegro con variazioni (1936). Agraf (score): Cs-Bm [A29.728]. Agraf-F (score): JAMU. Ms (parts): KE, CHF, JAMU. Ed: Czech Radio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P; CD: Studio Matous (1998); ArcoDiva (2006); uncut version: CRo (CD 2012). MP3: CRo (2014). Premiered by Moravian Quartet in Brno on 5.10.1936. See these important performance instructions (in English).

Grotesque passacaglia | Groteskni passacaglia. Piano. 1935. Dur: 2'25". Agraf: presumed lost. music sample Ed: Tempo XV/1935-36, Amos Editio (2010). CD: Tomas Visek (2001); Stylton (2010).

Three piano pieces | Tri klavirni kusy, op. 9. Piano. 1935. Dur: 8'30". Parts: 1. Praeludium. Dur: 4'. 2. Raci kanon (Crab canon). Dur: 1'25". 3. Passacaglia. Dur: 3'05". Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.737]. Agraf-F: NM CMH. Ed: Amos Editio (2010). CD (1,2): Stylton (2010); CD (complete): Czech Radio (2011). Premiered by Karel Solc at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Umelecka Beseda Hall in Prague on 23.10.1936. For more information, see these notes.

An apple from the lap | Jablko s klina, op. 10. Voice and piano. 1934-1936. Cycle of four songs. Dur: 7'50". Suitable for medium voice (range: middle C to high G). Text: Jaroslav Seifert (Jablko s klina, 1933). Parts: 1. Pisen na vrbovou pistalku (Song on a willow fife, from 1934). Lullaby 2. Ukolebavka (Lullaby, from 1936). 3. Bezvetri (Calm, from 1936). 4. Jarni pout (Spring fair, from 1936). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.747]. Ed: (2) Eva 1936/4; (1-4) HMUB (1938), Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Masa Fleischerova [voice] and Ludvik Kundera [Pno.] at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 17.12.1936. See these directions for performers (in Czech), and this detailed analysis (in English).

Spring on the meadows | Jaro na polonine. Piano. 1936. Miniature for piano. Agraf: unknown.

Little song | Pisnicka. Piano. 1936. Dur: 1'10". Ms: Cs-Bm [A32.046]. Ed: Melpa (1936), Kapralova Society (2011). MG: CRO-Bo, BBC. CD: Koch Records (2008). First performance unknown. Download free the score courtesy of the Kapralova Society.

Sad evening | Smutny vecer. Voice and orchestra. 1936(?) Possibly a part of a collection of orchestral songs. Scoring: soprano/tenor, 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., Cel., Cym., Strings. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.725]. Ed (voice and piano version, ed. Timothy Cheek): Amos Editio (2011); mp3 MP3: The Art Song Project (2013). The voice and piano version was premiered by Kimberly Haynes [S] and Timothy Cheek [Pno.] at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, United States, on 19.11.2011. It was recorded by Hélène Lindqvist and Philipp Vogler and released as part of The Art Song Project.

Military sinfonietta | Vojenska symfonieta, op. 11. Symphony orchestra. 1936-1937. Dur: 20'. mp3 sample Scoring: Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., E.H., E-flat Cl., 2 B-flat Cl., Bs. Cl., 2 Bn., Cbsn., 6 Hn., 3 B-flat Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Timp., Glock., Xyl., tubular bells, Cel., S.D., B.D., Tamb., T-T, Cym., Trg., Pno., Harp, Strings. Agraf (piano reduction, 1936): RF-dm [Aa1049]. Agraf-F (1936): PBM. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.722]. Ed: Melantrich (November 1938), CHF (1958), CRo (2005). G: Supraphon (1958); CD: Studio Matous (1998). Mp3: CRo (2014). Premiered by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of the composer, at a concert organized by the National Women's Council in Lucerna Hall, Prague, on 26.11.1937.

Forever | Navzdy, op. 12. Voice and piano. 1936-37. Cycle of three songs. Dur: 7'30". Suitable for high voice (range: middle C to high A). Text (1,2): Jan Carek (Hvezdy na nebi, 1934) and (3) Jaroslav Seifert (Jablko s klina, 1933). Parts: 1. Navzdy (Forever, from 1937), Dur: 2'30". 2. Cim je muj zal (What is my sorrow, from 1937), Dur: 3'. mp3 3. Ruce (Hands, from 1936), also under the title Pisen jednoho vecera (Song of one evening), Dur: 2'. Two versions of Forever are known: one for voice and piano and the other for voiceband and Fl., Ob., B-flat Cl., Hn., Trg., S.D., harp, Vn., Vc. Agraf: Cs-Bm (voice and piano version [A29.724]; Pisen jednoho vecera [55.014]; voiceband version [40.597]). Ed: HM (1949); Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003), Centaur Records (2008). First known concert performance of the cycle was given by Jarmila Vavrdova [S] and Frantisek Vrana [Pno.] at Umelecka Beseda in Prague on 9.11.1937 (radio premiere: Prague, 3.10.1937).

Ostinato fox. Piano. 1937. Dur: 2'. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.735, A39.868], Ed: SPM (2007). First known performance by Virginia Eskin at the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, MA on 25.1.2009.

Three small piano pieces for children | Tri klavirni skladbicky pro deti. Piano. 1937. Three piano miniatures. Parts: 1. Jarni popevek (Spring tune). 2. Prvni bol (First sorrow). 3. Ukolebavka (Lullaby). Agraf: presumed lost. (1) and (2) premiered on 31.5.1937 in Prague by a pupil of Prof. R. Sichova.

April preludes | Dubnova preludia, op. 13. Piano. 1937. Four piano preludes. Dur: 9'30". mp3 Parts: 1. Allegro ma non troppo. 2. Andante. 3. Andante semplice. 4. Vivo. Agraf: presumed lost. Ed(complete): HMUB (1938); (1) HM (1947), (3) Editio Praga (1999). Ms (arr. Josef Ceremuga for piano trio): CHF (1976). G (1,3): Ultraphon (1947?); (1-4) Supraphon (1975). CD: Northeastern Records (1992), Studio Matous (1998), Koch Records (2008), Stylton (2010). MP3: iTunes (2014; reissue Supraphon 1975). Premiered by Dana Setkova at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 5.10.1937.

Waving farewell | Sbohem a satecek, op. 14. Voice and piano. 1937. Dur. 5'30". Suitable for higher voice (range: B to high A, with optional high A-sharp, ff). Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Sbohem a satecek, 1934). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.749], Agraf(Frg): PBM. Ed: HMUB (1947), Amos Editio (2005). CD: Stylton (1996), Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Jarmila Vavrdova [S] and the author [Pno.] at the Victoria College in Prague on 19.6.1937.

Carol | Koleda. Voice and piano. 1937. Text: folk song "V trni vrabce c(v)irikaju". Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.753]. Ed: LN, Christmas 1937; Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). First concert performance: Irene Maessen [S] and Marja Bon [Pno.] at the Jagthuis Festival, Nederhost den Berg, The Netherlands, on 26.5.2006.

Christmas wishes | Vanocni prani. Piano. 1937. Six miniatures for piano, composed for friends as Christmas gifts. Agraf: unknown.

Ilena, op. 15. Cantata for soli, mixed chorus, orchestra, and reciter. 1937-39. Dur: 25'. Scoring: S solo, T solo, B solo, SATB, narrator, Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Trg., Timp., Tamb., Cym., Pno., Harp, Strings. Text: L'udmila Podjavorinska (Balady, 1931). Four-part orchestral ballad-cantata: Part 1. (theme 1932, score 1937); Part 2. Choruses (1937-38); Part 3. Melodrama (1938); Part 4. (1938). Agraf (piano reduction, sch, frg orch. score): Cs-Bm [A29.723]. R.Ms: JAMU (reconstr.orch. score Martin Kostas, 2007). Premiered by Brno Academic Choir and Gaudeamus Brno conducted by Katarina Maslejova, Brno Philharmonic conducted by Ondrej Tajovsky, with soloists Irena Lukacova [S], Vaclav Barth [T], Martin Frybort [B] and Roman Groszmann [reciter] in Besedni dum, Brno on 31.5. 2007. Read this detailed description and analysis of the work.

Trio for woodwind instruments | Trio pro dechove nastroje. Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon. 1937-38. Unfinished. Reconstr. Stéphane Egeling (2011). Agraf (Frg.): Cs-Bm [A29.758]. R.Ms: Trio Lézard. Ed: Egge-Verlag (2011). Premiered by Trio Lézard during the Mitte Europa Festival at the Decin Castle in Decin, Czech Republic, on 22.6.2011.

Variations sur le carillon de l'église St-Etienne du Mont, op. 16. Piano. 1938. Dur: 10'. Also known as: Sest malych variaci na zvony kostela St. Etienne du Mont (Six small variations on the bells of the St. Etienne du Mont church). Parts: Theme (Andante). Variations: 1. Piu vivo. 2. Allegretto. 3. Lento ma non troppo. 4. Quasi etude vivo. 5. Choral. 6. Allegro, Coda (Andante maestoso). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.739]. Ed: La Sirene Editions Musicales (1938), re-listed with Max Eschig (2001). MG: CRO-Bo, KS, CBC. AV: CTV-Bo. CD: Koch Records (2008), Czech Radio (2011). Premiered by Ludvik Kundera in Brno on 27.3.1938.

Two choruses for women's voices | Dva zenske sbory, op. 17. Women's choir a cappella. 1936-37. Text: Ondrej Prikryl (Hanacky pesnicke, 1936). Parts: 1. "Vezdicka" (1936). 2. "Potpolis" (1936-37). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.730]. Ms(arr.): MZK (1. Zdenek Kanak, 1946; 2. Bretislav Bakala, 1950). Ed (2): Editio Supraphon (1976). Vezdicka was premiered by the Vitezslava Kapralova Women's Choir conducted by Miroslav Krcma and with Vera Baborovska [pf] in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 23.1.1955.

Hymn of the volunteer nurses of the Czechoslovak Red Cross | Hymna dobrovolnych sester CsCK. Two female voices and piano. 1938. 3 versions: in G Major (sch), B Major and A-flat Major. Text: Pavla Krickova. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.755], Ms-F: MZK, JAMU. First performance unknown.

Occasional compositions. Arrangements of Czech folk songs and medieval chants for four male voices. Men's choir. 1938. Includes arrangements of various folk songs and the Czech chorale "Svaty Vaclave" and Hussite song "Ktoz jsu bozi bojovnici." Agraf(Frg): Cs-Bm [orch.arr. A29.726]. Premiered by a student choir in March 1938 in Paris.

Waving farewell, for voice and orchestra | Sbohem a satecek, pro zpev a orchestr. 1938. Dur - 5'16". Suitable for higher voice (range: B to high A, with optional high A-sharp, ff). Scoring: soprano/tenor, 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., Bs. Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., Timp., Perc., Pno., Strings. Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Sbohem a satecek, 1934). Agraf (Frg.): Cs-Bm [A29.750, A29.758]. Ms (score and parts): CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. G: Supraphon (1975). CD: Studio Matous (1998). MP3: iTunes (2014; Supraphon 1975). Premiered by Marie Reznickova and Zemske Theatre Orchestra with Rafael Kubelik [cond.] in Brno on 31.10.1940.

Seconds | Vteriny, op. 18. Voice and piano. 1936-39. Collection of 7 songs and a piano interlude. Dur: c12'. Best suited for soprano/tenor. The songs are listed in their chronological order but should be performed in the following order: 1,6,7,3,5,4,8, and 2. With a White Kerchief 1. "Bilym satkem mava kdo se louci" (Waving farewell with a white kerchief, from 1936). Also known as: K novemu roku (For the New Year). Dur: 1'. Text: Jaroslav Seifert (Postovni holub, 1929). 2. "Novorocni" (New Year's Carol, from 1936). Also known as: Kdyz straze sve cas vymenuje (When time changes its guards). Dur: 0'30". Text: Josef Hora. 3. "Velikonoce" ( Easter, from 1937). Dur: 1'30". Text: Frana Sramek (Nove basne, 1928). 4. "Leta mlci leta jdou" (The years pass in silence, from 1937). Also known as: K narozeninam meho tatinka (For my dad's birthday) and Pisen nedozniva (The song doesn't die away). Dur: 1'30". Text: Frana Velkoborsky. 5. "Posmrtna variace" (Posthumous variation, from 1937). Interlude for piano. Dur: 1'. Theme: Folk song "Taticku stary nas" (Our old dad). 6. "Rodny kraj" (Native region, from 1937). Also known as: Letni (Summer song). Dur: 2'30". Text: Jan Carek (Hvezdy na nebi, 1934). 7. "Koleda milostna" (Love carol, from 1938). Also known as: Pisen milostna (Love song). Dur: 1'30". Text: Moravian folk song (in the collection by Frantisek Susil: Moravske narodni pisne). 8. "Muj mily clovece" (My dear one, from 1939). Also known as: Koleda (Carol). Dur: 1'55". Text: Folk song. Agraf (1-8): Cs-Bm [A29.752]. Agraf (3): private collection of Renata Helfertova-Trtilkova. Agraf-F (3,7): KE. Ms: KE. Ed: (2) Melantrich (1937); (3,5) LN (28.3.1937, 18.9.1937); (7) Editio Supraphon (1974, 1998); (8) Program D40 (24.10.1939); (1-8) Amos Editio (2005). CD (3): Studio Matous (1998); (1-8): Supraphon (2003). Read this description and analysis of the collection. Premiered by Jaroslava Vymazalova and Jaroslava Dobra [voice], and Jan Hus Tichy [Pno.] at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 26.11.1945.

Suita rustica, op. 19. Suite from Czech folk songs and dances. Symphony orchestra. 1938. Dur: 15'. Scoring: Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Timp., Trg., Perc., Harp, Strings. Parts: 1. Allegro rustico. 2. Lento.Vivo.Lento. 3. Allegro ma non troppo. The suite quotes from Moravian, Slovak, Silesian and Czech folk songs. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.721]. Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. G: Supraphon (1975). MP3: iTunes (2014; reissue Supraphon 1975). Premiered by the Czech Radio Orchestra and Bretislav Bakala [cond.] in Brno on 16.4.1939. Performed as a ballet in Judl's choreography by the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre and The National Theatre Orchestra conducted by Bohumir Liska at the National Theatre in Brno on 23.10.1945.

Elegy | Elegie. Violin and piano. 1939. Elegy Dur: 3'20". Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.744]. Ms: KE, JAMU. Ed: Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-P, KS, UMSM. CC: JMA. AV: UMTV. CD: Koch Records (2008), Albany Records (2008), BDDS (2011). Premiered by Jan Sedivka [Vn.] and Vitezslava Kapralova [Pno.] on 28.2.1939 in Paris, at the Cercle International de Jeunesse.

A Karel Capek | Karlu Capkovi. Melodrama for reciter, violin, and piano. 1939. Dur: 4'. Text: Vitezslav Nezval, trans. in French by M.L. Hirsch. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.757]. Agraf-F: NM CMH. E:UMSM. Ed: CRo (2011). G: Supraphon (5/12; 1983). MP3: CRo (2014). Premiered by Vera Uhlirova [Vn.] and Vitezslava Kapralova [Pno.] at a concert co-presented by the Association des Etudiants Tchécoslovaques and the Colonie Tchécoslovaque de Paris at the Office du Tourisme de Tchécoslovaquie in Paris on 15.2.1939.

Sonatina. Violin and piano. 1939. Agraf (sch): unknown.

Song of the workers of the Lord | Pisen delniku Pane. Voice and piano. 1939. Agraf: unknown. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005).

Partita per pianoforte ed orchestra d'archi, op. 20. Piano and string orchestra. 1938-39. Dur: 19'25". Parts: mp3 1. Allegretto energico. 2. Andantino. 3. Presto. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.718]. Ed: Svoboda (1948), Czech Radio (2006). G: Supraphon (1963, 1975). CD: Studio Matous (1998). MP3: iTunes (2014; Supraphon 1975). AV: CTV-Bo. Premiered by Jan Erml [Pno.] and the Czech Radio Orchestra conducted by Bretislav Bakala in Brno on 20.11.1941.

Concertino for violin, clarinet and orchestra | Concertino pro housle, klarinet a orchestr, op. 21. 1939. Dur: 17'. Scoring: violin, clarinet, and orchestra (2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 B-flat Tpt., 3 Tbn., Timp., Cym., Bell, Pno., Strings). Parts: 1. Andante ma non troppo. 2. 3. Vivo. (1) and (3) reconstructed by Milos Stedron, (2) reconstructed by Leos Faltus. Agraf (sch): Cs-Bm [A29.717]. R.Ms: Baerenreiter (reconstr. Stedron and Faltus, 2000). Ed: Baerenreiter (2003). AV: CTV-Bo. First performed by Pavel Busek [Cl.], Pavel Wallinger [Vn.], and Czech Chamber Soloists with Tomas Hanus [cond.] in the recording studio of the Czech Radio at Kounicova Street in Brno on 21.2.2001. Public premiere was given by the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic, with soloists Pavel Busek [Cl.] and Pavel Wallinger [Vn.], and Tomas Hanus [cond.] in Hradec Kralove on 10.1.2002.

Sung into the distance | Zpivano do dalky, op. 22. Voice and piano. 1939. Dur: 7'. Suitable for any voice. Text: Viktor Kripner (Svety beze jmena, 1938). Cycle of three songs: 1. Pisen Tve nepritomnosti (Song of your absence). 2. Polohlasem (Under one's breath). Spring Song 3. Jarni (Spring song). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.754]. Agraf-F: MZK. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Ruzena Herlingerova and the composer in Paris on 30.6.1939.

Prélude de Noël. Chamber orchestra. 1939. Dur: 2'30". Scoring: 2 Fl., 2 Ob., Hn., Tpt., Pno., Harp, 4 Vn. I, 4 Vn. II, 3 Vc. Agraf(score): CRO-Bo. Ms (score and parts): RF-dm. Ms (parts): CRO-Bo. Ms-F (score): PBM, BMI. MG: WTAMU. Ed: Czech Radio (2002). Premiered during the Paris radio program "Noël à Prague," broadcast to occupied Czechoslovakia on 24.12.1939.

Christmas carol | Vanocni koleda. Voice and piano. 1939. Text and theme: Adam Vaclav Michna z Otradovic ("Chtic aby spal tak zpivala synackovi," 1647). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.751]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). First public performance by Marta Vavrova and Petr Vasicek [Pno.] in Komensky Schule in Vienna, Austria, on 16.6. 2007.

In the Czech land | V zemi ceske. Voice and piano. 1939. Text: Jan Carek (V zemi ceske). Agraf (sch): KE. Ms: MZK (arr. Z. Kanak for women's choir, 25.8.1954). Ms-F: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). First performed (as an arrangement for a choir and piano) by Vitezslava Kapralova Women's Choir conducted by Miroslav Krcma and accompanied by Vera Baborovska [Pno.] in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 23.1.1955.

Two dances for piano | Dva tance pro klavir, op. 23. Piano. 1939-1940. Agraf (1)(sch): Cs-Bm [A29.741]. Agraf (2): presumed lost.

Festive fanfare | Slavnostni fanfara. Piano. 1940. A miniature for piano. Agraf: AB (private collection). Agraf-F: KE. Ms (arr. brass quintet: Hn., 2 B-Tpt., Tbn., Tba): KE (arr. Vladimir Werner, 2004). The brass quintet version was premiered by Stepan Ruda and Vit Otahal (Tpt.), Karel Valenta (Hn.), Stanislav Cajka (Tbn.), Martin Kupka (Tba), and Josef Cecava (cond.) at the Jiri Mahen Library in Brno on 14.12.2004.

Opus 24. Unknown.

Music for the stage, radio, and screen. 1940. Stage music for Frantisek Langer's play Velbloud uchem jehly. Agraf: unknown. Radio music commissions included four miniatures for solo instruments and trio ensembles: 1. Le Cocher (2 Vn., Vc.). 2. Le Juif (2 Vn., Cb.). 3. Fanfare de l'église de Cracovie (Tpt.). 4. Le Mendiant (acc.). Agraf: RF-dm. Premiere of the play took place at the Theatre des Arts in Paris on 29.3.1940 but it is unknown whether the production included Kapralova's music. Broadcast premiere of radio pieces is unknown.

Tales of a small flute | Povidky male fletny. Flute and piano. 1940. Three short pieces. Agraf (1,2)(sch): Cs-Bm [A29.746]. Agraf (3): unknown. Ed (1,2): Amos Editio (2014). Nos. 1 and 2 were premiered by Lucie Brotbek (flute) and Nadia Belneeva (piano) at the Flute Festival 2013 Freiburg, Germany, on 22.3.2013.

Military march | Vojensky pochod. Chamber orchestra. 1940. Scoring: 2 Ob., 2 Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C-Tpt., Tbn., Tba., Tamb., Cym., B.D., Pno., Vn., Vla., Vc. Agraf (Frg): Cs-Bm [A29.758]. Possibly performed but the performance details are not known.

Letter | Dopis. Voice and piano. 1940. Dur: 4'. Suitable for baritone/mezzo. Text: Petr Kricka (Hoch s lukem, 1924). Agraf: ME? Agraf-F: KE. Ms: UMSM. Ed: Mucha (1988); Opus Musicum 98/4-5, Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Otto Kraus [Bt] and Vitezslava Kapralova [Pno.] at the Ecole normale de musique in Paris on 4.5.1940.

Deux ritournelles pour violoncelle et piano, op. 25. 1940. Dur: 4'13". Agraf (score): Cs-Bm [A 29.745]. Agraf (cello part): KE. Ms: KE, CHF, JAMU. E: KS. Ed: Baerenreiter (2003). CD: Studio Matous (1998). Premiered by Karel Neumann [Vc.] and Vilem Tausky [Pno.] on 20.5.1941 in London.


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