This project has been made possible thanks to the assistance of the following organizations and individuals: Studio Matous, Czech Radio (Studio Brno), Czech Ministry of Culture, Czech Music Fund, The Leos Janacek Foundation, The Architects Club, The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Simon Matousek, Lukas Matousek, Alena Jelenkova, Karla Hartl, Sona Ryndova, Ivan Zacek, Zdenek Zouhar, Lidmila Hatrick, Rudolf Kundera, Jindra Bartova, Emil Prikryl and Rostislav Svacha.

Pre-mastering: Karel Soukenik
Recording engineers: Jindrich Michalik, Vaclav Roubal, Frantisek Slechticky, Vlastimil Zetka
Recording directors: Jiri Hudec, Lukas Matousek, Peter Reznicek
Dramaturgy: Lukas Matousek
Booklet text: Jindra Bartova
English translation: Ludmila Hatrick
Booklet Editor: Alena Jelenkova

Recorded in the Czech Radio (Studio Brno) in 1974, 1975, 1982, 1991, and at the Domovina Studio in October 1998.

Please note that the music recorded on this compact disc is in print and can be purchased from its publishers.

Click here for complete discography of Kapralova's music.


Vitezslava Kapralova: Portrait of the Composer

Studio Matous MK 0049-2 011 (1998). TT: 75'14". This disc is available from and


"This excellent and generously filled issue does a great deal to establish her credentials as a genuinely fascinating voice in inter-war Czech music..." BBC Music Magazine, June 1999.

" [A] moving testimony to a substantial creative personality who had already hit her stride before her career was so cruelly cut short." Tempo, October 2000.

Discoveries aplenty here ... Well worth the quest you will need to make if you want to find this treasurable CD..., October 2003.

In her short 25 years, Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova amassed an astonishingly original output that would be the envy of any composer three times her age..." All Music Guide, July 2005.

Great to get to know this composer.
Wicher for September 2014.


LISTEN TO SAMPLES. To hear the music, click on mp3 sample

Military Sinfonietta | The Brno Philharmonic, Frantisek Jilek. Listen to its opening mp3 sample or download the entire work from MediaFire
String Quartet | Janacek Quartet mp3 sample(1. Con brio) and mp3 sample (3. Allegro con variazioni)
April Preludes | Jaroslav Smykal mp3 sample(4. Vivo)
Partita for Piano and Strings | The Brno Philharmonic, Frantisek Jilek, Jiri Skovajsa. mp3 sample(1. Allegro energico)