This project would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of Dr. Timothy Cheek, the partnership of Supraphon, and the financial support of The University of Michigan Office of the Vice-President for Research, The University of Michigan School of Music, and The Kapralova Society.
We wish to thank the artists: Dana Buresova, Magda Caslavova, Timothy Cheek, and the members of The Herold Quartet: David Havelik, Jan Valta, and Petr Zdvihal.
We would also like to acknowledge the following individuals for their contribution to the project:
Producer: Petr Vit
Recorded digitally at the Domovina Studio in Prague on July 13-15 and 17-20, 2003.
Finally, we would like to thank the friends of Kapralova's music who helped us promote this compact: Pierre Barbier, Rob Barnett, Barry Brenesal, Colin Clarke, Laura Kafka, Matej Kratochvil, David N. Lewis, Veroslav Nemec, Angelika Przezdziek, Allen Schrott, Jan Smaczny, Gregory Terian, Marco del Vaglio, Patricia Verner Leanse, and Bohuslav Vitek.
Please note that the music recorded on this compact disc is in print and can be purchased directly from its publisher.
Click here for the complete discography of Kapralova's music.
The Kapralova Society is a non-profit, international music organization based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by Karla Hartl in 1998, the society's mission is to promote interest in Kapralova and other women in music. We encourage and support recording and publishing of Kapralova's music, and seek to build awareness of women's contributions to musical life through our online resources.
For more information about our projects please visit the society's website.
Vitezslava Kapralova: Songs
Supraphon SU 3752-2 231 (2003). TT:70'13". Accompanied by a 73-page booklet with texts and lyrics in English, German, French, and Czech. This disc is available in mp3 downloads from Amazon.com, Supraphon Online, and from iTunes.
Une artiste d'exception...
Mesmeric, dreamy and expressive.
Kapralova est pour le lied tchèque ce que Duparc est pour la mélodie
française. Une redécouverte capitale.
Some of the most purely beautiful music I have heard in a long while.
One of the best CDs in the genre of 20th century art song repertoire recordings.
There are some real treasures here and for anyone interested in 20th-century Czech music, a fresh perspective on the post-Janacek era.
Kapralova's group of songs Forever would be a remarkable achievement for any composer, let alone one in her early twenties.
Both Burešová and Cheek display expertise in portraying the many intricate and complicated facets of this hauntingly beautiful vocal music, and their CD is a must-have for anyone interested in the music of Kaprálová.
LISTEN TO SAMPLES. To hear the music, click on
Morning (from: Two Songs, op. 4)
January for voice and quintet
Lullaby (from: Apple from the Lap, op. 10)
With a White Kerchief He Waves (from: Seconds, op. 18)
Spring Song (from: Sung into the Distance, op. 22)