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Kapralova music recordings held in Czech Radio Archives

Czech Radio (Studio Brno). Beethovenova 4, 657 42 Brno, Czech Republic.
Date of recordings provided in brackets: Suite en miniature, op. 1. Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Pinkas (1961) / Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic of Zlin and Rostislav Haliska (1976); Burlesque [Burleska], op. 3/2, Josef Dolezal, Jan Erml (1955); Sonata appassionata, op. 6. Alice Rajnohova [pf] (2009 and 2011); Piano Concerto in D Minor, op. 7. Alice Rajnohova [pf], Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomas Hanus (2010); String Quartet [Smyccovy kvartet], op. 8. Janacek String Quartet (1982); Three Piano Pieces, op. 9/ Alice Rajnohova [pf] (2011); Military Sinfonietta [Vojenska symfonieta], op. 11. Brno Philharmonic and Otakar Trhlik (1960) / Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Waldhans 14'18" (1978) / Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek (1964, 1991) / / Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic conducted by Rostislav Haliska (year?); Forever [Navzdy], op. 12. Olga Dvorakova and Jan Erml [pf] (1963) / Magda Klobouckova (1991); April preludes [Dubnova preludia], op. 13. Jan Erml (1955) / Otakar Vondrovic (1975) / Jaroslav Smykal (1991); Waving farewell [Sbohem a satecek], op. 14, Zdenka Kareninova [S], Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Pinkas (1974) / Vilem Pribyl [T], Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek [cond] (1975) / Jana Wallingerova [S] and Ondrej Olos [pf] (2011); Little song [Pisnicka]; Ilena, op. 15. Irena Lukacova [S], Vaclav Barth [T], Martin Frybort [B], Roman Groszmann [reciter], Brno Academic Choir, Gaudeamus Choir Brno, with Katarina Maslejova, Brno Philharmonic with Ondrej Tajovsky (2007); Variations sur le carillon de L'église St. Etienne du Mont pour piano [Variace na zvonkohru], op. 16. Jan Erml (1965) / Otakar Vondrovic (1975) / Alice Rajnohova (2011); Song collection Seconds [cyklus Vteriny], op. 18. Vlasta Linhartova and Milan Masa [pf] (1964); Suita rustica, op. 19. Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Pinkas (1968); Partita, op. 20 for piano and strings [Partita pro smyccovy orchestr a klavir]. Milan Masa [pf], Brno Philharmonic and Otakar Trhlik [cond] (1972) / Jiri Skovajsa [pf], Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek [cond] (1991); Prelude de Noël [Vanocni preludium]. Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orchestra, Peter Vronsky (2006); Letter [Dopis]. Richard Novak [B]. Drahomira Ritzova (1988); Ritornel for violoncello and piano [Ritornel pro violoncello a klavir], op. 25. Ivan Merka [vcl] and Jaroslav Smykal [pf] (1974).

Czech Radio (Prague). Rimska 13, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic.
Date of recordings provided in brackets: Legend, op. 3/1. Iva Fleischhansova [vl], Jacqueline Metcalf [pf]. 5'20" (2003); Piano Concerto in D Minor, op. 7. Tomáš Víšek [pf], Prague Symphony Orchestra with Martin Turnovsky (2010); String Quartet, op. 8. Kapralova Quartet, 19:24 (2002); Forever, op. 12. Klara Novotna [voice], Ladislava Vondrackova [pf], 6'30" (2001); April preludes, op. 13. Bozena Pidermannova [pf] 9'06" (1969) / Jaroslava Pechocova [pf] (2009); Variations sur le carillon de L'église St. Etienne du Mont pour piano [Variace na zvonkohru], op. 16. Jarmila Kozderkova [pf], 11'54" (2008); To Karel Capek. Daniel Wiesner [pf], Vitezslav Cernoch [vl]. 3'57". (2000); Elegy. Jiri Tomasek [vl], Ludmila Cermakova [pf], 3'28" (2000); Iva Fleischhansova [vl], Jacqueline Metcalf [pf]. 3'12" (2003).

Czech Radio (Studio Pilsen). Námestí Míru 10, 301 00 Plzen, Czech Republic.
Date of recordings provided in brackets: Suite en miniature, op. 1. Pilsen Radio Orchestra and Josef Blacky (1974); Forever, op. 12. Klara Kartakova [S], Zdenka Ledvinova [pf] (2008); Waving farewell, op. 14. Zuzana Fiserova [S] and Eliska Novotna [pf] (2002); Partita, op. 20. Frantisek Rezek [pf] and Pilsen Radio Orchestra conducted by Josef Hrncir (1993).


Kapralova dedicated radio documentaries and programs

Czech Radio (Brno), Czech Republic.
Vypravy do rise tonu. A 60-minute radio program about Vitezslava Kapralova. Kapralova's friend and contemporary Otto Vach is interviewed in Vienna by Vera Rudolfova. © 1995 CRo-Bo.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Rencontres Litteraires. A 12-minute radio program promotes Jiri Mucha's book "Au seuil de la nuit" about Kapralova. Narrated by Vaclav Richter. Kapralova's April Preludes played by Bozena Pidermannova (the 1975 recording). Broadcast on May 16, 1998. © 1998 CRo7 - Radio Praha.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vitezslava Kapralova. A 15-minute radio program commemorating Vitezslava Kapralova's 85th anniversary. Script: Lukas Matousek and Jana Vasatova. Broadcast on January 23, 2000. © 2000 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vitezslava Kapralova. A 55-minute radio program about Vitezslava Kapralova. Part 2 of 5 of a special series "Cherchez la femme" exploring music of women composers. Part of "Musica Moderna" Program. Featuring: April Preludes [Allegro ma non troppo, Andante], Military Sinfonietta, Partita, and Waving Farewell. Script: Lenka Foltynova. Director: Eva Rehorova. Hosts: Ludmila Sonkova and Lubos Ondricek. Recorded in Brno Studio on July 17, 2000 and broadcast by Radio Vltava on August 15, 2000. © 2000 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vitezslava Kapralova. The radio program features Kapralova's String Quartet, Elegy for violin and piano, Military Sinfonietta. Performed by: Janacek Quartet (the 1982 recording), Jiri Tomasek and Ludmila Cermakova (the 2000 recording), and Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek (the 1991 recording). Broadcast on October 17, 2000. Radio premiere of Elegy © 2000 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, Canada.
Vitezslava Kapralova. A 50-minute radio documentary about the life and work of Vitezslava Kapralova. Excerpts from Vitezslava Kapralova: Portrait of a Composer [© 1998 Studio Matous] and the 2000 sound recording of Variations sur le Carillon [© 2000 The Kapralova Society]. Music featured: April Preludes (Andante), Military Sinfonietta (finale), Partita (Andantino), and Variations sur le Carillon (complete work). Artists: Jaroslav Smykal, Jiri Skovajsa, Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek [cond.], Antonin Kubalek [pf]. Script for this documentary based on Kapralova research provided by Karla Hartl. The documentary script writer and producer: Denise Ball. Host: Eric Friesen. Guest: Denise Ball. Interviews with members of the Kapralova Society Antonin Kubalek and Karla Hartl. Broadcast on CBC 2 on May 3, 2001 during In Performance. © 2001 CBC Radio Two.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vitezslava Kapralova. In: Legados del pasado. The 10-minute program of Czech Radio 7 includes excerpts from Kapralova's April Preludes, Military Sinfonietta, Partita, and String Quartet. Artists: Jaroslav Smykal [pf], Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek, Jiri Skovajsa [pf], and Janacek Quartet (all from the 1998 Studio Matous recording). Script: Andrea Fajkusova. Broadcast on March 29, 2003. © CRo7 2003 - Radio Praha.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Nasi v zahranici (3/5). Skladatelka a dirigentka Vitezslava Kapralova. In: Musica Moderna. The 45-minute radio program features Kapralova's Military Sinfonietta, April Preludes, 1st movement of her String Quartet, and the song Waving Farewell (orch. version). Artists: The Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek, Jaroslav Smykal [pf], Janacek Quartet, Vilem Pribyl (T) (all from the 1998 Studio Matous recording). Script and host: Ludmila Vrkocova. Broadcast on August 27, 2003. © 2003 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vitezslava Kapralova [1915-1940]. In: Z jejich zivota. Pohledy do pracoven hudebnich skladatelu. A 59-minute radio documentary about the life and work of Vitezslava Kapralova. Script: Jan Hlavac. Produced and hosted by: Helena Cerna. Quotations from texts and correspondence of Vitezslava Kapralova, Viktorie Kapralova, Vitezslav Novak, Milos Sokola, and Bohuslav Martinu. Featured works: Grotesque Passacaglia (Three Pieces for Piano, op. 9), For Ever (For Ever, op. 12), Waving Farewell, op. 14, Love Carol (Seconds, op. 18), Elegy (1939), Military Sinfonietta, op. 11, and excerpts from April Preludes, op. 13, and Suite in miniature, op. 1. Performers: Jaroslav Smykal, Tomas Visek, Jarmila Drobilkova, Martin Marek, Jaroslav Saroun, Ludmila Cermakova [pf], Dagmar Zvonickova, Irena Houkalova, Lenka Skornickova [S], Jiri Tomasek [vl], Pilsen Radio Orchestra with Josef Blacky and the Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek. Broadcast on November 8, 2003. © 2003 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Akademie. Zeny slavnych muzu III. Blanka Kulinska, Vitezslava Kapralova. This 105-minute program includes an interview with conductor Blanka Kulinska and a 33-minute radio documentary on the life and work of Vitezslava Kapralova. Writer/host: Eva Ociskova. Director: Marketa Jahodova. Quotations from a review and text by Bohuslav Martinu and a text by Otto Vach. Music: Military Sinfonietta, op. 11, Grotesque Passacaglia (Three Pieces for Piano, op. 9), Waving Farewell for voice and orchestra, and Allegretto energico from Partita, op. 20. Performers: Jiri Skovajsa, Tomas Visek [pf], Vilem Pribyl [T], Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek [cond.]. Broadcast on January 21, 2004. © 2004 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Rondo: Kriticke sondy do sveta kompaktnich disku. Vitezslava Kapralova v pisnich (Vitezslava Kapralova in Songs). This 30-minute program reviews the Kapralova CD released by Supraphon in November 2003. Writer/Host: Bohuslav Vitek. Music: Morning (Two Songs, op. 4), January for voice and quintet, Hands (For Ever, op. 12), Posthumous Variation for piano (Seconds, op. 18), Song of Your Absence (Sung into the Distance, op. 22), Letter. Performers: Dana Buresova [S], Timothy Cheek [pf]. Broadcast on February 3, 2004. © 2004 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
La musique, miroir du printemps et du coeur. A 13-minute radio program of Czech Radio 7 (Praha) in French about the music of Vitezslava Kapralova and Bohuslav Martinu. It includes excerpts from Kapralova's April Preludes for piano. Performed by: Jaroslav Smykal (Studio Matous recording, 1998). Script: Vaclav Richter. Narrators: Vaclav Richter and Magdalena Segertova. Broadcast on April 12, 2004. © 1996, 2004 CRo7 - Radio Praha.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Akademie z Brna. Vitezslava Kapralova: symfonieta zivota (sinfonietta of a life) This 105-minute program includes an interview with Kapralova's husband Jiri Mucha. Excerpts from the collection of texts on Kapralova, edited by Premysl Prazak (Prazak, 1949), Kapralova's diary and poems, and letters by Kapralova and Martinu. Narrators: Lubos Ondracek, Gabriela Jezkova, Vladimir Kratky. Script: Jan Hlavac. Director: Petr Dufek. Producer: Brno Studio, 2004. Music: Grotesque Passacaglia, For Ever (from: cycle For Ever, op. 12), Allegro ma non troppo (from: April Preludes, Op. 13), Waving Farewell, op. 14 (orchestral version), Variations sur le Carillon, op. 16, Love Carol (from cycle Seconds, op. 18), Presto (from Partita, op. 20), Military Sinfonietta, op. 11, To Karel Capek, Ritornel, op. 25, Letter. Excerpts from Suite en miniature. Performers (in the order of appearance): Tomas Visek, Sylvie Kodetova [voice] and Pavel Kuchar [pf], Jaroslav Smykal [pf], Zdenka Kareninova [voice] and the Brno Philharmonic with Jiri Pinkas, Otakar Vondrovic [pf], Lenka Skornickova [voice] and Jitka Drobilkova [pf], Milan Masa [pf] and the Brno Philharmonic with Otakar Trhlik, Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek, Daniel Wiesner [pf], Vitezslav Cernoch [vl] and Hana Maciuchova [narr.], Jaroslav Smykal [pf] and Ivan Merka [vcl], Richard Novak [voice] and Drahomira Ritzova [pf], and Zlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Rostislav Haliska. Premiered on January 12, 2005 at 20:00. Repeat broadcasts on March 5, 2008, January 17-18, 2010, and June 16, 2010. © 2005 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio (Brno), Czech Republic.
Toulky Moravou: "Vzpominka na Vitezslavu Kapralovou." A 20-minute radio documentary on Vitezslava Kapralova. Script/Narrator: Milos Stedron. Directed by Petr Dufek, produced by Olga Jerabkova. Kapralova's music featured in the documentary: Allegro con variazoni (String Quartet), Love Carol, Allegro energico (Partita). Performed by Janacek Quartet, Lenka Skornickova, Jitka Drobilkova, Jiri Skovajsa, and Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek. Premiered on January 22, 2005 at 16:10. © 2005 CRo-Bo.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vitezslava Kapralova, une jeune femme dans le domaine des hommes. The 3-minute radio feature on Kapralova was produced by the Czech Radio 7 (Praha). Script and Narrator: Vaclav Richter. Broadcast on January 26, 2005 during Faits et événements. © 2005 CRo7 - Radio Praha.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vyroci tydne (Anniversary of the Week): Vitezslava Kapralova (24.1.1915-16.6.1940), skladatelka a dirigentka. Predcasne doznela pisen. A 15-minute radio program featuring the life of Vitezslava Kapralova in reminiscences of her contemporaries. Script: Eva Ociskova. Produced and hosted by: Eva Ociskova. Quotations from texts by Vitezslav Novak, Bohuslav Martinu, Ota Vach, Milos Safranek, Jiri Mucha (in: Prazak, 1949) and published correspondence of Vitezslava Kapralova (Mucha, 1988). Excerpts from Andantino (Partita, op. 20). Broadcast on January 30, 2005 (repeat broadcast on January 31, 2005). © 2005 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

Czech Radio (Brno), Czech Republic.
Vitezslava Kapralova: In: KLASIKA. A 30-minute program features April Preludes, Waving Farewell, and Suite en Miniature. Performed by Jaroslav Smykal [pf], Zdenka Kareninova [voice], the Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Pinkas, Zlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Rostislav Haliska. Script: Jan Hlavac. Produced by Studio Brno. Broadcast on February 19, 2005 at 16:30. © 2005 CRo-Bo.

Czech Radio (Brno), Czech Republic.
Galerie zenskych osobnosti: Vitezslava Kapralova. In: Apetyt. Script/Guest: Jana Turcinkova. Host: Zdena Dufkova. Produced by Studio Brno. Broadcast on February 21, 2005 at 10:00. © 2005 CRo-Bo.

KMFA 89.5, Austin, USA.
Kapralova: Portrait of a Czech Composer. In: "Into the Light". The 60-minute radio document on Kapralova features her String Quartet, Military Sinfonietta, and Partita for Piano and Strings. Performed by Janacek Quartet, Jaroslav Skovajsa [pf], Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek [cond.] (the 1998 Studio Matous recording). Produced and hosted by Kathryn Mishell. Broadcast on April 8, 2005 at 21:00. © 2005 KMFA. Webcast on April 10, 2005 at 14:00 (US Central time) by KAMU FM. Received an Honorable Mention, from the Communicator Distinction Award [The Communicator Award is an international competition which honors excellence in audio communications].

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Rondo: Kriticke sondy do sveta kompaktnich disku. Martinu - Kapralova - Suk. This 30-minute program samples the Kapralova CD released by ArcoDiva in February 2006. Script/Host: Rafael Brom. Music: String quartet, op. 8. Performers: Kapralova Quartet. Broadcast on April 3, 2006. © 2006 CRo3 - Radio Vltava.

WGBH Radio 89.7, Boston, USA.
Music of Holocaust: Alma Mahler, Alma Rosé, Ilse Weber, and Vitezslava Kapralova. In: "First Ladies of Music". The 60-minute radio program is the 8th of 13, of the series showcasing music by women composers. The program features Kapralova's String Quartet, Little Song, and April Preludes. Performed by Janacek Quartet (the 1998 Studio Matous recording) and Virginia Eskin. Written and hosted by Virginia Eskin. Produced with the support of Northeastern University and WFMT-FM Radio 98.7, Chicago. Premiered on April 30, 2006 at 23:00. Other broadcasts: JPR Ashland (Oregon) on May 21; 98.7 WFMT Chicago on May 24; and KWAX-FM, University of Oregon, on June 5. © 2006 WFMT-FM Chicago.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Pariz a zeny skladatelky: Germaine Tailleferrova a Vitezslava Kapralova. This 5-part series (45-minute/part) features the following music by Kapralova: Suita rustica, Sinfonietta, Partita, String quartet, Burlesque, Ritornel, Variations sur le Carillon, Seconds, Sung into the Distance. Performers: Brno Philharmonic, Trhlik, Pinkas, Jilek, Janacek Quartet, Smykal, Vondrovic, Cheek, Erml, Dolezal, Merka, Buresova. Script: Jan Hlavac. Producer: Czech Radio Brno, 2006. First aired by CRo 3 (Vltava) during the week of January 15-19, 2007. © 2007 CRo 3.

WGBH Radio 89.7, Boston, USA.
Music of Vitezslava Kapralova. In: "Classics in the Morning." The 2-hour radio program includes a 45-minute segment featuring music composed by Kapralova. The program features Kapralova's Little Song, Five Piano Pieces, op. 1 and Sonata Appassionata, op. 6, all in their American premiere. Performed live in the studio by Virginia Eskin, interviewed by the program host Cathy Fuller. Premiered on March 6, 2007. © 2007 WGBH Radio, Boston.

Czech Radio, Prague, Czech Republic.
Moravske hudebni rody (15/33). Rod Kapralu. The 29-minute program features the following music by Kapralova: "Pastorale" from Suite en miniature, and Waving Farewell (orchestral version). Performers: Zdena Kareninova [S], Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Pinkas [cond.]. Script: Jan Hlavac. Host: Vera Lejskova. Producer: Czech Radio (Brno Studio), 2007. First aired by CRo 3 (Vltava) on March 6, 2007. © 2007 CRo 3.

The Omroepvereniging VARA, Radio 4, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Componist van de week: Vitezslava Kapralova. This series of five 30-minute radio programs offers a representative portrait of the composer. Kapralova's music featured in the program: Two Songs, op. 4, Burlesque for violin and piano, op. 3b, January for flute, piano, two violins and cello (1933), String Quartet op. 8 (2.Lento, 3.Allegro), Apple from the Lap, op. 10, Suite en miniature for chamber orchestra, op. 1, For Ever, op. 12, Sparks from Ashes, op. 5, Military Sinfonietta, op. 11 , Waving Farewell, op. 14, Variations sur le Carillon, op. 16, Suita rustica, op. 19 , Partita, op. 20, Sung into the Distance, op. 22, Ritournelle pour violoncelle, op. 25, Letter (1940). Performed by Timothy Cheek, Jan Erml, Naomi Oliphant, Antonin Kubalek, Jiri Skovajsa, Jaroslav Smykal [pf], Dana Buresova [S], Daniel Weeks, Vilem Pribyl [T], Josef Dolezal [vl], Magda Caslavova [fl], Harold Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Ivan Merka [vcl], Pilsen Radio Orchestra and Josef Blacky [cond.], and Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek [cond.]. Recordings provided by: Czech Radio, Studio Matous, Supraphon, The Kapralova Society (private recording), Naomi Oliphant & Daniel Weeks (private recording). Script: Thea Derks. Hosted: Peter Bree. First broadcast on June 11-15, 2007. © 2007 Vara Radio 4. To listen to the entire 5-part program follow the links provided on this page.

Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) Prague, Czech Republic.
Hudebni forum s Janem Hlavacem. The forty-five minute program features an interview with Martin Kostas and live recording of concert premiere of Kapralova's Ilena, op. 15, for soli, mixed choir, orchestra and reciter. Soloists: Irena Lukacova [S], Vaclav Barth [T], Martin Frybort [B] and Roman Groszmann [reciter]. Choirs: Brno Academic Choir with Katarina Maslejova [cond.] and the Gaudeamus Choir Brno with Stepan Policer [cond.]. Orchestra: Brno Philharmonic with Ondrej Tajovsky [cond.]. Host: Jan Hlavac. Guest: Martin Kostas. Produced by Studio Brno. First broadcast on November 9, 2007 at 23:15. © 2007 CRo 3.




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