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Kapralova music recordings held in Czech Radio Archives

Czech Radio (Brno Studio). Beethovenova 4, 657 42 Brno, Czech Republic.
Dates of recordings provided in brackets: Suite en miniature Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno and Jiri Pinkas (1961), Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic of Zlin and Rostislav Haliska (1976). Burlesque Josef Dolezal, violin, Jan Erml, pno. (1955). Sonata appassionata Alice Rajnohova (2009, 2011); Piano Concerto in D Minor Alice Rajnohova, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomas Hanus (2010); Alice Rajnohova, Brno Philharmonic, Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). String Quartet Janacek String Quartet (1982). Three Piano Pieces Alice Rajnohova (2011). Military Sinfonietta Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno and Otakar Trhlik (1960); Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno and Jiri Waldhans (1978); Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno and Frantisek Jilek (1964, 1991); Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic with Rostislav Haliska (year?); Brno Philharmonic with Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Forever Olga Dvorakova and Jan Erml (1963); Magda Klobouckova (1991). April preludes Jan Erml (1955); Otakar Vondrovic (1975); Jaroslav Smykal (1991). Waving farewell. Orchestral version: Zdenka Kareninova and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Jiri Pinkas (1974); Vilem Pribyl and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Frantisek Jilek (1975); Piano version: Jana Wallingerova and Ondrej Olos (2011). cantata Ilena Irena Lukacova, Vaclav Barth, Martin Frybort, Roman Groszmann, Brno Academic Choir and Gaudeamus Choir Brno with Katarina Maslejova, the Brno Philharmonic with Ondrej Tajovsky (2007). Variations sur le carillon de l'eglise St-Etienne-du-Mont Jan Erml (1965), Otakar Vondrovic (1975), Alice Rajnohova (2011). Seconds of a Year Vlasta Linhartova and Milan Masa (1964). Suita rustica Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno and Jiri Pinkas (1968); Brno Philharmonic and Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Partita Milan Masa, pno., Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Otakar Trhlik (1972); Jiri Skovajsa, pno., Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Frantisek Jilek (1991); Lucie Czajkowska, pno., the Brno Philharmonic with Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Concertino for violin, clarinet and orchestra Pavel Wallinger, violin, Lukas Danhel, clarinet, Brno Philharmonic and Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Prélude de Noël Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orchestra with Peter Vronsky (2006). Letter Richard Novak, Drahomira Ritzova (1988). Ritournelle Ivan Merka (vn) and Jaroslav Smykal (pno.) (1974).

Czech Radio (Prague). Rimska 13, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic.
Dates of recordings provided in brackets: Legend Iva Fleischhansova, violin, and Jacqueline Metcalf, pno. (2003); Irena Herajnova, vn, and Marketa Janackova, pno. (2015). Burlesque Irena Herajnova, vn, and Marketa Janackova, pno. (2015). Sonata appassionata Marketa Janackova (2015); Piano Concerto in D Minor Tomas Visek, Prague Symphony Orchestra with Martin Turnovsky (2010). String Quartet Kapralova Quartet (2002); Skampa Quartet, (2012). Forever Klara Novotna, soprano, Ladislava Vondrackova, pno. (2001). April preludes Bozena Pidermannova (1969); Jaroslava Pechocova (2009). Variations sur le carillon de l'eglise St-Etienne-du-Mont Jarmila Kozderkova (2008). To Karel Capek (melodrama) Vitezslav Cernoch, vn, Daniel Wiesner, pno., Hana Maciuchova, reciter (2000); Irena Herajnova, violin, Marketa Janackova, pno., Roman Janal, reciter (2015). Elegy Jiri Tomasek, vn, Ludmila Cermakova, pno., (2000); Iva Fleischhansova, vn, Jacqueline Metcalf, pno. (2003). Concertino for violin, clarinet and orchestra Irena Herajnova, violin, Lukas Dittrich, clarinet, Czech Philharmonic with Jakub Hrusa (2014). Prélude de Noël Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra with Jan Kucera (2009). Letter Roman Janal, baritone, Marketa Janackova, pno. (2015). Ritournelle Lukas Polak, vcl, Martin Kasik, pno. (2013).

Czech Radio (Pilsen). Namesti Miru 10, 301 00 Plzen, Czech Republic.
Date of recordings provided in brackets: Suite en miniature Pilsen Radio Orchestra and Josef Blacky (1974). Forever Klara Kartakova, Zdenka Ledvinova (2008). Waving farewell Zuzana Fiserova, soprano, and Eliska Novotna, pno. (2002). Partita Frantisek Rezek and Pilsen Radio Orchestra with Josef Hrncir (1993).

Kapralova dedicated radio documentaries and programs

Producers: 4MBS Classic=4MBS Classic FM 103.7 Brisbane (Australian community radio); 95bFM Auckland=radio station in Auckland, New Zealand; BBC3=British Broadcasting Corporation (Classical); CBC2=Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Classical); CKWR=CKWR FM 98.5, Canadian public station serving Waterloo, Ontario; Classic Praha=Classic 98.7 FM in Prague, Czech Republic; CRo=Czech Radio (Czech national broadcaster); CRo3=Vltava (Classical station); CRo7=Radio Praha (international); CRo-Bo=Czech Radio (Brno Studio); CRo-CB=Czech Radio (Studio Ceske Budejovice); CRo-HK=Czech Radio (Studio Hradec Kralove); CRo-O=Czech Radio (Ostrava Studio); CRo-Pn=Czech Radio (Studio Pilsen); CRo Plus=Czech Radio Plus; Deutschlandfunk; KMFA=KMFA Classical 89.5 (all-classical public radio stations of Central Texas); NPO Radio 4=Public service radio (Classical) in the Netherlands; Proglas=Radio Proglas (Christian radio station in Prague, Czech Republic); Radio France (national broadcaster) Radio Slovenija Ars=Radio Slovenia 3 (Classical station of Slovenian national broadcaster); RNZ=Radio New Zealand (national broadcaster); RTFB Belgium=Radio Television Belge Francophone (national broadcaster); SRF=Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (Swiss Radio and Television); WFMT-FM= WFMT-FM Radio 98.7 Chicago (Classical and fine arts public radio station serving Chicago); WGBH=WGBH FM 89.7 Boston (Boston Public Radio).

Vypravy do rise tonu. A 60-minute radio feature about Vitezslava Kapralova. Kapralova's friend and contemporary Ota Vach is interviewed in Vienna by Vera Rudolfova. Producer: © CRo-Bo, 1995.

Rencontres Litteraires. The 12-minute radio program promotes Jiri Mucha's autobiographical novel Au seuil de la nuit. Narrated by Vaclav Richter. Featuring Kapralova's April Preludes performed by Bozena Pidermannova (1975). Premiere broadcast on May 16, 1998. Producer: © CRo7, 1998.

Vitezslava Kapralova. This 15-minute radio feature was produced on the occasion of Kapralova's 85th birth anniversary. Script: Lukas Matousek and Jana Vasatova. Broadcast on January 23, 2000. Producer: © CRo3, 2000.

Vitezslava Kapralova. A 55-minute radio feature, part 2 of 5 of the series "Cherchez la femme", exploring the music by women composers. In: Musica Moderna. Featuring: April preludes (Allegro ma non troppo and Andante), Military Sinfonietta, Partita, and Waving farewell. Script: Lenka Foltynova. Director: Eva Rehorova. Hosts: Ludmila Sonkova and Lubos Ondricek. Recorded in the Brno Studio on July 17, 2000 and broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on August 15, 2000. © CRo3, 2000.

Vitezslava Kapralova. The radio document features Kapralova's String Quartet, Elegy for violin and piano, and Military Sinfonietta. Performed by Janacek Quartet (1982), Jiri Tomasek and Ludmila Cermakova (2000), and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Frantisek Jilek (1991). Broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on October 17, 2000. Producer: © CRo3, 2000.

Vitezslava Kapralova. A 50-minute radio documentary about the life and music of Vitezslava Kapralova. Featuring: Variations sur le Carillon (© Kapralova Society, 2000), April Prelude no. 3, Partita (movement 2), Military Sinfonietta (finale) (© Studio Matous, 1998). Artists: Antonin Kubalek, Jaroslav Smykal, Jiri Skovajsa (pno.) and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Frantisek Jilek. Script for this documentary was based on research of Karla Hartl. Host: Eric Friesen. Guest and Programmer: Denise Ball. The program includes interviews with the members of the Kapralova Society Antonin Kubalek and Karla Hartl. Premiere broadcast on CBC2 on May 3, 2001 during the prime time program In Performance. © CBC2, 2001.

Vitezslava Kapralova. In: Legados del pasado. The 10-minute feature includes excerpts from Kapralova's April preludes, Military Sinfonietta, Partita, and String Quartet. Artists: Jaroslav Smykal (pno.), Jiri Skovajsa (pno.) and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Frantisek Jilek, Janacek Quartet (Studio Matous 1998). Script: Andrea Fajkusova. Broadcast on March 29, 2003. © CRo7, 2003.

Skladatelka a dirigentka Vitezslava Kapralova. Part 3 of 5 of the series "Nasi v zahranici" (Our people abroad). In: Musica Moderna. The 45-minute radio feature includes Military Sinfonietta, April preludes, String Quartet (1st movement), and Waving farewell (orch. version). Artists: Jaroslav Smykal (pno.) and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Frantisek Jilek, Janacek Quartet, Vilem Pribyl (tenor) (Studio Matous, 1998). Script/host: Ludmila Vrkocova. Broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on August 27, 2003. Producer: © CRo3, 2003.

Vitezslava Kapralova (1915-1940). In: Z jejich zivota. Pohledy do pracoven hudebnich skladatelu. A 59-minute radio documentary about the life and music of Vitezslava Kapralova. Script: Jan Hlavac. Host/Producer: Helena Cerna. Quotations from correspondence and texts of Vitezslava Kapralova, Viktorie Kapralova, Vitezslav Novak, Milos Sokola, and Bohuslav Martinu. Featured works: Grotesque passacaglia, Forever, Waving farewell, Love carol, Elegy, Military Sinfonietta, and excerpts from April preludes and Suite en miniature. Performers: Jaroslav Smykal, Tomas Visek, Jarmila Drobilkova, Martin Marek, Jaroslav Saroun, Ludmila Cermakova (pno.); Dagmar Zvonickova, Irena Houkalova, Lenka Skornickova, sopranos; Jiri Tomasek (vn); Pilsen Radio Orchestra cond. by Josef Blacky and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Frantisek Jilek. Broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on November 8, 2003. Producer: © CRo3, 2003.

Zeny slavnych muzu: Blanka Kulinska, Vitezslava Kapralova. In: AKADEMIE. Part 3 of the radio series"Women of famous men". This 105-minute program includes an interview with conductor Blanka Kulinska and a 33-minute radio feature on the life and music of Vitezslava Kapralova. Script/Host: Eva Ociskova. Director: Marketa Jahodova. Quotations from period documents (Bohuslav Martinu, Ota Vach). Music: Military Sinfonietta, Grotesque passacaglia, Waving farewell for voice and orchestra, and Allegretto energico from Partita. Performers: Jiri Skovajsa, Tomas Visek (pno.), Vilem Pribyl, tenor, Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Frantisek Jilek. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on January 21, 2004. Producer: © CRo3, 2004.

Vitezslava Kapralova v pisnich (Vitezslava Kapralova in Songs.) In: RONDO. The 30-minute radio review of the Supraphon CD released in November 2003. Writer/Host: Bohuslav Vitek. Featuring: Morning (Two Songs, op. 4), January for voice and quintet, Hands (Forever, op. 12), Posthumous Variation for piano (Seconds of a Year, op. 18), Song of Your Absence (Sung into the Distance, op. 22), Letter. Performers: Dana Buresova, soprano, Timothy Cheek, piano. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on February 3, 2004. Producer: © CRo3, 2004.

La musique, miroir du printemps et du coeur. A 13-minute radio feature in French about the music of Vitezslava Kapralova and Bohuslav Martinu. It includes excerpts from Kapralova's April preludes performed by Jaroslav Smykal (Studio Matous, 1998). Script: Vaclav Richter. Narrators: Vaclav Richter and Magdalena Segertova. Broadcast on April 12, 2004. Producer: © CRo7, 2004.

Vitezslava Kapralova: symfonieta zivota (Vitezslava Kapralova: Sinfonietta of a life). In: AKADEMIE Z BRNA. This 105-minute radio documentary includes an interview with Kapralova's husband Jiri Mucha. Excerpts from the collection of texts on Kapralova edited by Premysl Prazak (1949), Kapralova's diaries and poems, and Martinu letters to Kapralova. Featuring: Grotesque passacaglia, Forever, April preludes (Allegro ma non troppo), Waving farewell (voice and orchestra version), Variations sur le carillon, Love carol (Seconds of a Year), Partita (Presto), Military Sinfonietta, To Karel Capek (melodrama), Ritornel for cello and pno., song Letter, and excerpts from Suite en miniature. Performers (in the order of appearance): Tomas Visek, Sylvie Kodetova and Pavel Kuchar (pno.), Jaroslav Smykal (pno.), Zdenka Kareninova, soprano, and Brno Philharmonic with Jiri Pinkas, Otakar Vondrovic (pno.), Lenka Skornickova, soprano, and Jitka Drobilkova (pno.), Milan Masa (pno.) and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Otakar Trhlik, Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Frantisek Jilek, Daniel Wiesner (pno.), Vitezslav Cernoch (vl.) and Hana Maciuchova (narr.), Jaroslav Smykal (pno.) and Ivan Merka (vcl.), Richard Novak and Drahomira Ritzova (pno.), and Zlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Rostislav Haliska. Script: Jan Hlavac. Narrators: Lubos Ondracek, Gabriela Jezkova, Vladimir Kratky. Director: Petr Dufek. Producer: Brno Studio, 2004. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on January 12, 2005. © CRo3, 2005.

Toulky Moravou: Vzpominka na Vitezslavu Kapralovou. A 20-minute radio feature on Vitezslava Kapralova. Script/Host: Milos Stedron. Director Petr Dufek. Producer Olga Jerabkova. Featuring: String Quartet (Allegro con variazoni), Love carol, Partita (Allegro energico). Performed by Janacek Quartet, Lenka Skornickova (soprano), Jitka Drobilkova (pno.), Jiri Skovajsa (pno.) and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Frantisek Jilek. Premiere broadcast on January 22, 2005. Producer: © CRo-Bo, 2005.

Vitezslava Kapralova, une jeune femme dans le domaine des hommes. A 3-minute radio feature on Kapralova. Script/Host: Vaclav Richter. Premiered on January 26, 2005 during Faits et evenements. Producer: © CRo7, 2005.

Vitezslava Kapralova, skladatelka a dirigentka. Predcasne doznela pisen. In: VYROCI TYDNE (This Week's Anniversary). A 15-minute radio program on the life of Vitezslava Kapralova in reminiscences of her contemporaries. Script/Host/Producer: Eva Ociskova. Quotations from texts by Vitezslav Novak, Bohuslav Martinu, Ota Vach, Milos Safranek, Jiri Mucha (in: Prazak, 1949) and from published correspondence of Vitezslava Kapralova (Mucha, 1988). Excerpts from Partita (Andantino). Broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on January 30, 2005. Producer: © CRo3, 2005.

Vitezslava Kapralova: In: KLASIKA. The 30-minute program features April preludes, Waving farewell, and Suite en miniature. Performed by Jaroslav Smykal (pno.), Zdenka Kareninova (soprano) and Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Jiri Pinkas; Zlin Philharmonic Orchestra cond. by Rostislav Haliska. Script: Jan Hlavac. Premiere broadcast on February 19, 2005. Producer: © CRo-Bo, 2005.

Galerie zenskych osobnosti: Vitezslava Kapralova. In: APETYT. Script/Guest: Jana Turcinkova. Host: Zdena Dufkova. Broadcast on February 21, 2005. Producer: © CRo-Bo, 2005.

Kapralova: Portrait of a Czech Composer. In: INTO THE LIGHT. A 60-minute radio program on Kapralova features her String Quartet, Military Sinfonietta, and Partita. Performed by Janacek Quartet, Jaroslav Skovajsa (pno.), Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Frantisek Jilek (Studio Matous, 1998). Produced and hosted by Kathryn Mishell. Premiere broadcast on April 8, 2005 on KMFA 89.5 Austin. The program received the Communicator Distinction Award. Producer: © KMFA, 2005.

Martinu - Kapralova - Suk. In: RONDO. A 30-minute radio review of the ArcoDiva CD (2006). Script/Host: Rafael Brom. Music: String Quartet, op. 8. Performers: Kapralova Quartet. Broadcast by Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on April 3, 2006. Producer: © CRo3, 2006.

Music of the Holocaust: Alma Mahler, Alma Rose, Ilse Weber, and Vitezslava Kapralova. In: FIRST LADIES OF MUSIC. The 60-minute radio feature is 8/13 of the series showcasing music by women composers. Featuring: String Quartet, Little Song and April preludes for piano. Performed by Janacek Quartet (Studio Matous, 1998) and Virginia Eskin (pno). Script/Guest: Virginia Eskin. Produced with the support of Northeastern University and WFMT-FM Radio 98.7, Chicago. Premiered on WGBH Radio 89.7 in Boston on April 30, 2006. Other broadcasts: JPR Ashland (Oregon) on May 21; 98.7 WFMT Chicago on May 24; and KWAX-FM, University of Oregon, on June 5. Producer: © WFMT-FM Chicago, 2006.

Pariz a zeny skladatelky: Germaine Tailleferrova a Vitezslava Kapralova. This 5-part (45-minute each) series features: Suita rustica, Sinfonietta, Partita, String Quartet, Burlesque, Ritornel, Variations sur le Carillon, Seconds of a Year, Sung into the Distance. Performers: Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno with Trhlik, Pinkas, and Jilek, Janacek Quartet, Smykal, Vondrovic, Cheek, Erml, Dolezal, Merka, Buresova. Script: Jan Hlavac. Producer Czech Radio Brno, 2006. Premiere broadcast by Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) during the week of January 15-19, 2007. © CRo3, 2007.

Music of Vitezslava Kapralova. In: CLASSICS IN THE MORING. The 2-hour radio program includes a 45-minute segment featuring music by Kapralova: Little Song, Five Pieces for Piano, and Sonata Appassionata. Performed live in the studio by Virginia Eskin who is interviewed by the program host Cathy Fuller. Premiered on WGBH 89.7 FM Boston on March 6, 2007. Producer: © WGBH Radio Boston, 2007.

Moravske hudebni rody (15/33). Rod Kapralu. The 29-minute feature includes Kapralova's Suite en miniature (Pastorale) and Waving farewell (orchestral version). Performers: Zdena Kareninova, soprano, Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Jiri Pinkas. Script: Jan Hlavac. Host: Vera Lejskova. Produced by CRo-Bo. Premiere broadcast by Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on March 6, 2007. © CRo3, 2007.

Componist van de week: Vitezslava Kapralova. This series of five-episode radio program (30-minute each) offers a comprehensive portrait of the composer. Featuring Two Songs, Burlesque for violin and piano, January for voice, flute, piano, two violins, cello and piano (1933), String Quartet (2. Lento, 3. Allegro con variazioni), Apple from the Lap, Suite en miniature, Forever, Sparks from Ashes, Military Sinfonietta, Waving farewell, Variations sur le carillon, Suita rustica, Partita, Sung into the Distance, Ritournelle pour violoncelle et piano, Letter (1940). Performed by Timothy Cheek, Jan Erml, Naomi Oliphant, Antonin Kubalek, Jiri Skovajsa, Jaroslav Smykal (pno.); Dana Buresova (soprano); Daniel Weeks, Vilem Pribyl (tenors); Josef Dolezal (vn); Magda Caslavova (fl), Harold Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Ivan Merka (vcl), Pilsen Radio Orchestra with Josef Blacky; and the Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek. Recordings provided by Czech Radio, Studio Matous, Supraphon, The Kapralova Society, Naomi Oliphant & Daniel Weeks (private recording). Script: Thea Derks. Host: Peter Bree. Premiere broadcast by Omroepvereniging VARA on June 11-15, 2007. Producer: © NPO Radio 4, 2007.

Hudebni forum s Janem Hlavacem. The 45-minute program features an interview with Martin Kostas followed by a live recording of the concert premiere of Kapralova's Ilena, op. 15 for soli, mixed choir, reciter, and orchestra. Soloists: Irena Lukacova (soprano), Vaclav Barth (tenor), Martin Frybort (baritone) and Roman Groszmann (reciter). Choirs: Brno Academic Choir cond. by Katarina Maslejova and Gaudeamus Choir Brno cond. by Stepan Policer. Orchestra: Brno Philharmonic cond. by Ondrej Tajovsky. Host: Jan Hlavac. Guest: Martin Kostas. Produced by Studio Brno. Premiere broadcast by Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on November 9, 2007. © CRo3, 2007.

Depozitar Hudebni galerie (Music Gallery Depository). Music by Kapral, Martinu and Kapralova. The radio program features Kapralova's Military Sinfonietta performed by Czech Symphony Orchestra of Brno cond. by Otakar Trhlik (recorded 25.2.1960). Script: Jan Hlavac. Producer: CRo-Bo. Broadcast by Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on November 30, 2008. © CRo, 2008.

Partitury z Brna (Scores from Brno). The radio program produced by CRo-Bo features Kapralova's Prélude de Noël performed by Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orchestra cond. by Petr Vronsky. Script: Jan Hlavac. Broadcast by Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on December 24, 2008. © CRo3, 2008.

Martinu and Friends. Episode 3. Featuring Kapralova's String Quartet performed by Skampa Quartet. Recorded live in October 2008 at the Belfast Festival at Queen's. Broadcast during the BBC3 program LUNCHTIME CONCERTS on January 8, 2009. Producer: © BBC3, 2009.

Hudebni forum z Brna s Janem Hlavacem (Music forum from Brno, with Jan Hlavac). Featuring Kapralova's Sonata Appassionata in two recent recordings, performed by Virginia Eskin (Koch Records, 2008) and Alice Rajnohova (Czech Radio Brno, 2009). A unique opportunity to compare two interpretations of Kapralova's only sonata by two fine pianists. Script/Host: Jan Hlavac. Premiere broadcast by Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on April 27, 2009. Produced by Czech Radio (Studio Brno). © CRo3, 2009.




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