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Television documentaries and programs

Vaclav Kapral and Vitezslava Kapralova. A brief exploration of the composers' lives and work. Host: Pavel Blatny. Live performances of Kapralova's songs Navzdy (For Ever) and Dopis (Letter), and Vaclav Kapral's Berceuses de Printemps. Producer: Brno Studio. © 1990 CTV (Brno Studio).

Vitezslava Kapralova. A 40-minute television program dedicated to Kapralova's Partita. Part of the classical music series TO NEJLEPSI Z KLASIKY (The Best of Classical Music). Host: Prof. Jiri Fukac. Guest: Sylvie Bodorova. Partita is performed by Renata Ardasevova (pno.) and Czech Virtuosi conducted by Leos Svarovsky. Producer: Marie Kucerova's Production Group, ctV (Brno Studio). Premiere broadcast on December 6, 1998. © 1998 CTV 2.

Vitezslava Kapralova. A brief introduction to the composer's music, as part of a monthly music magazine NOTES. Premiere broadcast on August 20, 2000. Produced by CTv (Brno). © 2000 CTV 2.

Last Concertino. A 54-minute television documentary about Vitezslava Kapralova. The documentary features Partita, Military Sinfonietta, Variations sur le Carillon, April Preludes, and excerpt from Concertino for Violin, Clarinet and Orchestra. Artists: Igor Ardasev and Alice Rajnohova (pno.), Brno Philharmonic, Pavel Busek (cl), Pavel Walinger (vl), Czech Chamber Soloists cond. by Tomas Hanus. Director: Rudolf Chudoba. Photography: Pavel Brynych, Honza Stangl, Josef Visek. Producer: Marie Kucerova's Production Group, CTv (Studio Brno). Premiered at the International TV Film Festival Golden Prague taking place in Prague on May 6.-10, 2001. Television premiere on June 3, 2001 on CTV2. © 2001 CTV 2.

The Music of Vitezslava Kapralova. The 60-minute television program is a recording of the January 24, 2002 faculty concert of the University of Michigan School of Music. The concert featured Kapralova's Legend, Burlesque, Sparks from Ashes, Waving Farewell, Elegy, For Ever, Ritournelle, and Song of Your Absence. Performances by: Stephen Shipps (vl.), Timothy Cheek (pno.), Freda Herseth, mezzosoprano, Caroline Helton, soprano, Melody Racine, mezzosoprano, Anthony Elliot (vcl.), and Marcia Porter, soprano. Premiere broadcast on the University of Michigan Television Channel 22 on February 22, 2002. © 2002 UMTV, Michigan, United States.

The Concentus Moraviae Festival 2009. Vitezslava Kapralova: Partita for Piano and Strings, op. 20. Performed by Karel Kosarek (pno.) and Sinfonietta Cracovia conducted by Kaspar Zehnder. Producer: CTV (Brno Studio). Premiere broadcast on October 24, 2009. © 2009 CTV 2.

Terra musica. The 25-minute television program dedicated to women conductors features Anu Tali, Vitezslava Kapralova, and Gabriela Tardonova. Produced by J. Korinek, CTv2 (Prague). Premiered on January 25, 2010 on CT2. © 2010 CT2.

Vitulka Forever. Stopy a otisky Vitezslavy Kapralove. (Footprints and impressions of Vitezslava Kapralova.) In: TERRA MUSICA. A 25-minute program with interviews and excerpts from rehearsals of Kapralova's music. Featuring: Pisnicka (an excerpt), To Mother for three children's voices, Concertino for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra (excerpts), Military Sinfonietta (excerpts), and Tales of a Small Flute (No. 2). Performed by students of the Vitezslava Kapralova Music School and by Brno Philharmonic conducted by Olga Machonova-Pavlu. Interviews with Jarmila Mrackova, Josef Kapral, Jara Medkova, Alena Vesela, Antonin Hadrava, and Olga Machonova-Pavlu. Dramaturgy by: Vladimir Strakos. Produced by: Katerina Zavadilova. Script and Direction: Petr Stodulka. Premiere broadcast on March 24, 2015. © 2015 CTv Art.


Dramatic adaptations and popularizations in radio, television, film, theatre, and dance theatre

Patria Mia. A screenplay by Natalia Borodin based on Jiri Mucha's autobiographical novel Au Seuil de la Nuit. Recipient of Prix Beaumarchais.

The Mystery of Dr. Martinu. A 61-minute television film based on the life of Bohuslav Martinu. Director: Ken Russell. Cast: Patrick Ryecart (Bohuslav Martinu), Shauna Baird (Charlotte Martinu), Hannah King (Vitezslava Kapralova) and others. Production company: RM ASsociates, UK (1993).

Vitezslava. A radio play by Hana Roguljic. Director: Ales Vrzak; Dramaturg: Renata Venclova; Sound engineer: Tomas Mikyska. Music director: Jan Trojan. Cast: Magdalena Borova (Vitezslava Kapralova), Tatjana Medvecka (Vituse Kapralova), Igor Bares (Vaclav Kapral), Lukas Hlavica (Bohuslav Martinu), Marek Holy (Jiri Mucha), Frantisek Nemec (Vitezslav Novak), Lucie Jurickova (Charlotte Martinu), David Matasek (Rudolf Kopec), Eva Salzmannova (senatorka Plaminkova), Jan Novotny (Edvard Benes), Martin Finger (doktor Liskutin), Miloslav Konig (Rudolf Firkusny) and others. Produced by © Czech Radio 3 (Vltava), premiere broadcast on 27 March 2014.

Jiri Mucha: Carpe Diem. A cabaret-musical inspired by Jiri Mucha's life story. Playwrights: Tomas Jarkovsky and Jakub Vasicek. Director: Jakub Vasicek. Music: Daniel Camsky. Cast: Martin Stransky (Jiri Mucha), Marketa Tallerova (Marta Kadlecikova), Veronika Korytarova (Geraldine Thomsen-Mucha), Anna Schimdtmajerova (Vitezslava Kapralova), Vaclav Helsus (Alfons Mucha), Daniel Camsky (Bohuslav Martinu) and others. A production of the F.X. Salda Theatre in Liberec. Premiered on 23 October 2015.

Poets of the City. A two-part dance theatre project by Martin Dvorak. The project pays homage to composer Vítezslava Kapralova and poet Ivan Blatny. Creation, choreography, direction: Martin Dvorak. Costumes: Jindra Rychla. Dancers and actors: Irene Bauer, Kamila Valuskova, Martin Dvorak. Music by Vitezslava Kapralova, Pavel Blatny, Frantisek Chaloupka, and Omar Rojas Ruiz. Premiered in the villa Tugendhat in Brno on 20 July 2015.

Mozart in the Jungle. A television series. Season 3, Episodes 6 and 9. Kapralova makes her debut in this award winning (2 Golden Globes a 1 Primetime Emmy Award) Amazon television series, as a trailblazer character from the past who has inspired the main heroine, Hailey (Lola Kirke) and her friend Lizzy (Hannah Dunne) to take on new creative challenges. The two episodes feature Kapralova's Piano Concerto in D Minor (Radioservis 2011) and Novorocni, from the song cycle collection Vteriny, op. 18. In addition, the season 3 soundtrack (Sony, 2016) features an orchestra named after Kapralova - The Kapralova Orchestra, with Joshua Bell as the soloist. Screenwriters: Roman Coppola et all. Original television series produced by © 2016 Amazon (USA).

Vitka. A theatre play by Katerina Tuckova. Director: Anna Petrzelkova; Dramaturg: Lucie Nemeckova; Stage Manager: Lenka Odvarkova; Costumes: Hana Knotkova. Cast: Tereza Mareckova (Vitezslava Kapralova), Dusan Hrebicek (Bohuslav Martinu), Vladimir Hauser (Vaclav Kapral), Ivana Hlouzkova (Vituse Kapralova, Charlotta Martinu), Jan Mansfeld (Ota Vach, Ivan Tondr), Adam Masura (Theodor Schaefer), Tomas Milostny (Rudolf Kopec), Ondrej Kokorsky (Jiri Mucha) and others. With music by Vitezslava Kapralova, Bohuslav Martinu, Petr Hromadka. Produced by Divadlo Husa na provazku, premiered in Brno on 23 February 2018.



The Kapralova Society Documentation Centre is a project of the Kapralova Society to preserve and protect the memory of Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova.

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