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Kapralova music recordings held in Czech Radio Archives

Czech Radio (Brno Studio). 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, op. 3/2, Josef Dolezal, Jan Erml (1955). Sonata appassionata, op. 6. Alice Rajnohova (2009, 2011); Piano Concerto in D Minor, op. 7. Alice Rajnohova, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomas Hanus (2010); Alice Rajnohova, Brno Philharmonic, Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). String Quartet, op. 8. Janacek String Quartet (1982). Three Piano Pieces, op. 9. Alice Rajnohova (2011). Military Sinfonietta, op. 11. Brno Philharmonic and Otakar Trhlik (1960); Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Waldhans (1978); Brno Philharmonic and Frantisek Jilek (1964, 1991); Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic with Rostislav Haliska (year?); Brno Philharmonic with Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Forever, op. 12. Olga Dvorakova and Jan Erml (1963); Magda Klobouckova (1991). April preludes, op. 13. Jan Erml (1955); Otakar Vondrovic (1975); Jaroslav Smykal (1991). Waving farewell, op. 14. Orchestral version: Zdenka Kareninova and Brno Philharmonic with Jiri Pinkas (1974); Vilem Pribyl and Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek (1975); Piano version: Jana Wallingerova and Ondrej Olos (2011). Ilena, op. 15. Irena Lukacova, Vaclav Barth, Martin Frybort, Roman Groszmann, Brno Academic Choir and Gaudeamus Choir Brno with Katarina Maslejova, Brno Philharmonic with Ondrej Tajovsky (2007). Variations sur le carillon de l'eglise St. Etienne du Mont pour piano, op. 16. Jan Erml (1965), Otakar Vondrovic (1975), Alice Rajnohova (2011). Seconds, op. 18. Vlasta Linhartova and Milan Masa (1964). Suita rustica, op. 19. Brno Philharmonic and Jiri Pinkas (1968), Brno Philharmonic, Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Partita, op. 20 for piano and strings. Milan Masa and Brno Philharmonic with Otakar Trhlik (1972); Jiri Skovajsa and Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek (1991); Lucie Czajkowska and Brno Philharmonic with Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Concertino, op. 21 for violin, clarinet and orchestra. Pavel Wallinger, Lukas Danhel, Brno Philharmonic and Olga Machonova-Pavlu (2015). Prélude de Noël. Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orchestra with Peter Vronsky (2006). Letter (Dopis). Richard Novak, Drahomira Ritzova (1988). Ritornelle pour violoncelle et piano, op. 25. Ivan Merka and Jaroslav Smykal (1974).

Czech Radio (Prague Studio). Rimska 13, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic.
Date of recordings provided in brackets: Legend, op. 3/1. Iva Fleischhansova, Jacqueline Metcalf (2003); Irena Herajnova, Marketa Janackova (2015). Burlesque, op. 3/2. Irena Herajnova, Marketa Janackova (2015). Sonata appassionata, op. 6. Marketa Janackova (2015); Piano Concerto in D Minor, op. 7. Tomas Visek, Prague Symphony Orchestra with Martin Turnovsky (2010). String Quartet, op. 8. Kapralova Quartet (2002); Skampa Quartet, (2012). Forever, op. 12. Klara Novotna, Ladislava Vondrackova (2001). April preludes, op. 13. Bozena Pidermannova (1969); Jaroslava Pechocova (2009). Variations sur le carillon de l'eglise St. Etienne du Mont pour piano, op. 16. Jarmila Kozderkova (2008). To Karel Capek (melodrama). Vitezslav Cernoch, Daniel Wiesner, Hana Maciuchova (2000); Irena Herajnova, Marketa Janackova, Roman Janal (2015). Elegy (Elegie). Jiri Tomasek (vl.), Ludmila Cermakova (pno.), 3'28" (2000); Iva Fleischhansova (vl.), Jacqueline Metcalf (pno.). 3'12" (2003); Concertino, op. 21 for violin, clarinet and orchestra. Irena Herajnova, Lukas Dittrich, Czech Philharmonic with Jakub Hrusa (2014). Prélude de Noël. Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra with Jan Kucera (2009). Letter (Dopis). Roman Janal, Marketa Janackova (2015). Ritournelle pour violoncelle et piano, op. 25. Lukas Polak, Martin Kasik (2013).

Czech Radio (Pilsen Studio). Namesti Miru 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, Zdenka Ledvinova (2008). Waving Farewell, op. 14. Zuzana Fiserova and Eliska Novotna (2002). Partita, op. 20. 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); 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 (Studio Brno); CRo-CB=Czech Radio (Studio Ceske Budejovice); CRo-HK=Czech Radio (Studio Hradec Kralove); CRo-Pn=Czech Radio (Studio Pilsen); CTv2=Czech Television (Channel 2); KMFA=KMFA Classical 89.5 (all-classical public radio station of Central Texas); NPO Radio 4=Public service radio (Classical), the Netherlands; Proglas=Radio Proglas (Christian radio station in Prague, Czech Republic); Radio Slovenija Ars=Radio Slovenia 3 (Ars) (Classical/Educational station of Slovenian National Broadcaster); RTFB Belgium=Radio Television Belge Francophone (National broadcaster); 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 Otto Vach is interviewed in Vienna by Vera Rudolfova. Producer: © 1995 CRo-Bo.

Rencontres Litteraires. A 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: © 1998 CRo7.

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

Vitezslava Kapralova. A 55-minute radio feature, part 2 of 5 of the series "Cherchez la femme" exploring music of 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. © 2000 CRo3.

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 Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek (1991). Broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on October 17, 2000. Producer: © 2000 CRo3.

Vitezslava Kapralova. A 50-minute radio documentary about the life and music of Vitezslava Kapralova. Featuring: Variations sur le Carillon (© 2000 Kapralova Society), April Prelude no. 3, Partita (movement 2), Military sinfonietta (finale) (© 1998 Studio Matous). Artists: Antonin Kubalek, Jaroslav Smykal, Jiri Skovajsa (pno.) and Brno Philharmonic with Frantisek Jilek. Script for this documentary based on research provided by 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 CBC 2 on May 3, 2001 during the prime time program In Performance. © 2001 CBC2.

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 Brno Philharmonic cond. by Frantisek Jilek, Janacek Quartet (1998 Studio Matous). Script: Andrea Fajkusova. Broadcast on March 29, 2003. © 2003 CRo7.

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 Brno Philharmonic cond. by Frantisek Jilek, Janacek Quartet, Vilem Pribyl (tenor) (1998 Studio Matous). Script/host: Ludmila Vrkocova. Broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on August 27, 2003. Producer: © 2003 CRo3.

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 texts and correspondence of Vitezslava Kapralova, Viktorie Kapralova, Vitezslav Novak, Milos Sokola, and Bohuslav Martinu. Featured works: Grotesque Passacaglia, For Ever, Waving Farewell, Love Carol, Elegy, Military Sinfonietta, and excerpts from April Preludes and Suite in miniature. Performers: Jaroslav Smykal, Tomas Visek, Jarmila Drobilkova, Martin Marek, Jaroslav Saroun, Ludmila Cermakova (pno.), Dagmar Zvonickova, Irena Houkalova, Lenka Skornickova, sopranos, Jiri Tomasek (vl.), Pilsen Radio Orchestra cond. by Josef Blacky and Brno Philharmonic cond. by Frantisek Jilek. Broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on November 8, 2003. Producer: © 2003 CRo3.

Zeny slavnych muzu: Blanka Kulinska, Vitezslava Kapralova. In: AKADEMIE. Part 3 of the radio series "Zeny slavnych muzu." (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, Brno Philharmonic cond. by Frantisek Jilek. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on January 21, 2004. Producer: © 2004 CRo3.

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 (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, soprano, Timothy Cheek, piano. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on February 3, 2004. Producer: © 2004 CRo3.

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: © 2004 CRo7. Praha.

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, For Ever (from: For Ever, op. 12), April Preludes, op. 13 (Allegro ma non troppo), Waving Farewell, op. 14 (orchestral version), Variations sur le carillon, op. 16, Love Carol (from Seconds, op. 18), Partita, op. 20 (Presto), Military Sinfonietta, op. 11, To Karel Capek (melodrama), Ritornel, op. 25, 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 Brno Philharmonic with Otakar Trhlik, Brno Philharmonic 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. Recorded by: Brno Studio, 2004. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on January 12, 2005. © 2005 CRo3.

Toulky Moravou: Vzpominka na Vitezslavu Kapralovou. A 20-minute radio feature on Vitezslava Kapralova. Script/Host: Milos Stedron. Directed by Petr Dufek, produced by Olga Jerabkova. Kapralova's music featured in the documentary: String Quartet (Allegro con variazoni), Love Carol, Partita (Allegro energico). Performed by Janacek Quartet, Lenka Skornickova (soprano), Jitka Drobilkova (pno.), Jiri Skovajsa (pno.) and Brno Philharmonic cond. by Frantisek Jilek. Premiere broadcast on January 22, 2005. Producer: © 2005 CRo-Bo.

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: © 2005 CRo7.

Vitezslava Kapralova (24.1.1915-16.6.1940), skladatelka a dirigentka. Predcasne doznela pisen. In: VYROCI TYDNE (This Week's anniversary). A 15-minute radio program featuring 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: © 2005 CRo3.

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

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

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

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 on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on April 3, 2006. Producer: © 2006 CRo3.

Music of 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. 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, Boston, USA 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: © 2006 WFMT-FM Chicago.

Pariz a zeny skladatelky: Germaine Tailleferrova a Vitezslava Kapralova. This 5-part (45-minute each part) series features: 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. Recorded by: Czech Radio Brno, 2006. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) during the week of January 15-19, 2007. © 2007 CRo3.

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

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, Brno Philharmonic cond. by Jiri Pinkas. Script: Jan Hlavac. Host: Vera Lejskova. Produced by CRo-Bo, 2007. Premiere broadcast on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on March 6, 2007. © 2007 CRo3.

Componist van de week: Vitezslava Kapralova. This series of five 30-minute radio features offers a representative portrait of the composer. Kapralova's music featured in the program: Two Songs, op. 4, Burlesque for violin and piano, op. 3/2, January for voice, flute, piano, two violins, cello and piano (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 (pno.), Dana Buresova (soprano), Daniel Weeks, Vilem Pribyl (tenors), Josef Dolezal (vl.), Magda Caslavova (fl), Harold Quartet, Janacek Quartet, Ivan Merka (vcl), Pilsen Radio Orchestra cond. by Josef Blacky and Brno Philharmonic cond. by Frantisek Jilek. Recordings provided by: Czech Radio, Studio Matous, Supraphon, The Kapralova Society (private recording), Naomi Oliphant & Daniel Weeks (private recording). Script: Thea Derks. Host: Peter Bree.Premiere broadcast on June 11-15, 2007 on Omroepvereniging VARA<,/B> The Netherlands. Producer: © 2007 NPO Radio 4.

Hudebni forum s Janem Hlavacem. The forty-five 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, orchestra and reciter. 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 on Czech Radio 3 (Vltava) on November 9, 2007. © 2007 CRo3.




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