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Vitezslava Kapralova: An Annotated Catalogue of Her Works

By Karla Hartl – IAWM Journal (2003)

Abbreviations used in the catalogue:

Agraf - autograph; Agraf-F - facsimile (photocopy, microfilm) of the autograph; Agraf Nt - notes in the composer’s handwriting; arr - arranged by; E - electronic transcript (using music notation software) of the manuscript; Ms - manuscript in other person’s handwriting (copyist’s copy); Ms Nt - notes in other person’s handwriting.

AV - audio-video recording; Awd - Award; CD - compact disc recording; Ded - dedication; Dur - duration; Ed - edition in print; Frg - fragment; G - gramophone (LP) recording; op - opus; sch - sketch; MG - sound tape recording; Txt - lyrics by.

acc - accordion; ar - harp; B - bass; Bt - baritone; cb - double bass; cel. - celesta; cfg - double-bassoon; cl - clarinet; cl.b. - bass clarinet; cor - French horn; cor.ingl. - English horn; fg - bassoon; fl - flute; gr.cas. - bass drum; MS - mezzosoprano; ob - oboe; pf - piano; piatti - cymbals; picc. - piccolo; T - tenor; tamb - tambourine; tb - tuba; timp. - timpani; tr - trumpet; trbn - trombone; vl - violin; vla - viola; vlc - violoncello.

ADM - Antonin Dvorak Museum (Prague, CR); BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation (Radio); BM - Bohuslav Martinu; BMI - Bohuslav Martinu Institute (Prague); CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio); CHF - Czech Music Fund (Prague); cond. - conductor; CR - Czech Republic; CRO-Bo - Czech Radio (Brno), also The Brno Radio; CRO-O - Czech Radio (Ostrava), also Radio Ostrava; CRO-P - Czech Radio (Prague); Cs-Bm - Moravske zemske muzeum (Moravian Museum of Brno); CTV-Bo - Czech Television (Brno Studio); CTV-P - Czech Television (Prague); Editio Praga - Sheet Music Publishing House in Prague, CR (now Editio Baerenreiter Prague); Editio Supraphon - Sheet Music Publishing House in Prague, CR (now Editio Baerenreiter Prague); Eva - Czech journal; H, HM, HMUB or Edition HM - Hudebni Matice Umelecke Besedy (Sheet Music Publishing House in Prague, active during 1907-49); HAMU - Prague Academy of Music; HIS - Czech Music Information Centre (Prague); JAMU - Janacek Academy of Music (Brno); JM - Jiri Mucha; KE - Kapralova Estate (Brno); KS - The Kapralova Society (Toronto); La Sirène Editions Musicales (now the catalogue of Durand-Salabert-Eschig); LN - Lidove noviny (Czech daily); Melantrich or Edition Melantrich - Prague Publishing House; MZK - Moravska zemska knihovna (Moravian Regional Library of Brno); NM MCH - National Museum, Museum of Czech Music (Prague); NR or Northeastern - The Northeastern Records; Old. Pazdirek or Edition Pazdirek - Sheet Music Publisher in Brno (1919-49); Pariz - Paris; PBM - Bohuslav Martinu Memorial in Policka, CR; Praha - Prague; RF-dm - Radio France Documentation Musicale; Rytmus - music journal of Pritomnost Society (1924-49); SM - Studio Matous (Czech label); SP - Sasenka Pucova; Stylton - Label of Radio Ostrava; Supraphon - Czech label; Svoboda - Prague Publishing House; Tempo - music journal published by HMUB; TS - Theodor Schaefer; UKB - University Library of Brno; Ultraphon - Czech label; Umelecka Beseda - music society in Prague; UMSM - University of Michigan School of Music; UMTV - University of Michigan Television (Channel 22); ZUS Po - Music School of Policka, CR.

Catalogue of Works:

Z mojich nejranejsich skladeb / Some of My Very First Compositions. Piano. 1924-28. Agraf: Cs-Bm, Ms: KE, ZUS Po. Ed (7): Hudebni Besidka II/1925-26, Old. Pazdirek, Brno; (1-8): Amos Editio, Praha 2003. 1. V risi baji / In the Realm of Myths [Oct. 5, 1924]. Agraf Nt: Noc, Prisery, Prichod rusalek, Rusalky tanci, Svita, Blesk, Boure, Smutek rusalky, Boure se vzdaluje, Vily pribehnou a tesi ji tancem.1 2. Valka / War [Nov. 27, 1924]. Agraf Nt: Cihani, Prepadeni, Rozptyleni nepritele, Na bojisti klid, Doznivani.2 3. V myslenkach / Lost in Thoughts [Jan. 1, 1925]. 4. Pristav / Harbor [Jan. 5, 1925]. Agraf Nt: Vlnky, Rozjizdejici se lod, Zpev lodniku...dozniva v dali, Pristav opusten.3 5. Touha / Longing [May 22, 1925]. 6. Po bitve belohorske / After the Battle of the White Mountain [Sept. 1, 1925]. Ded: To T.G. Masaryk. 7. Na dalekou cestu / Before the Long Journey [Nov. 14, 1925]. Ded: Mamince a tatinkovi na rozloucenou.4 Ms Nt: Vitulka jela do Smokovce na rekreaci.5 8. Valse Triste [1927]. Ded: To Dr. Vlad. Helfert. 9. Maticce / To Mother [Nov. 3, 1928]. Voice and piano. Txt: Jan Neruda.

Maticce / To Mother. Children’s choir. Nov. 3, 1928. Agraf: Cs-Bm, (sch) KE. From “Some of My Very First Compositions.” Chorus for three children’s voices. Txt: Jan Neruda. Premiered during WWII by Vaclav Kapral and a choir of women prisoners in the internment camp Svatoborice, CR.6

Skicar / Sketch Book. Piano. 1929-33. Agraf (Piano Sketch. Brno, April 7, 1929): Cs-Bm.

Pisne / Songs. Voice and piano. 1930-32(?). Agraf: Cs-Bm. An unfinished cycle of three songs, possibly to Kapralova’s texts. 1. Potkali se vcera / They met yesterday, 2. (?), 3. Az jednoho dne / One day.

Prvni prace ze skoly / First School Works. Piano. 1930-32 [first dated Nov. 7, 1930]. Agraf: Cs-Bm.

Pet klavirnich skladeb / Five Compositions for Piano, op. 1. Piano. 1931-32. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: KE. 1. Maestoso [Feb.1931]; 2. Cantabile Moderato [Mar.-Jan. 1931]; 3. Andante con moto [Oct. 1931]; 4. Tempo di menuetto [Nov. 1931]; 5. Tempo di marcia funebre, also: Alla marcia funebre [Jan. 1932]. Premiered by Milada Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on April 18, 1932. Parts 1-4 orchestrated by the author as Suite en miniature in 1935. Part 5 [Tempo di marcia funebre] later became op. 2.

Smutecni pochod / Funeral March, op. 2. Piano. January 1932. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: KE. Originally Part 5 [Tempo di marcia funebre] of Five Compositions for Piano, op. 1. Premiered by Milada Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on April 18, 1932. Orchestrated by conductor Richard Thierjung Tynsky in 1945. Premiered by Tynsky and the orchestra Helfertovo orchestralni sdruzeni in Brno on Feb. 11, 1946.

Legenda / Legend, op. 3a. Violin and piano. Spring 1932.
Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: KE, JAMU. MG: CRO-Bo, KS, UMSM. AV: UMTV. Originally titled Nalada / Mood. Dur: 6'.
Premiered by Jan Lorenc and Frantisek Jilek [pf] at the Brno Conservatory on May 9, 1933.

Burleska / Burlesque, op. 3b. Violin and piano. Spring 1932. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ed: Old. Pazdirek, Brno 1933. MG: CRO-Bo, KS, UMSM. AV: UMTV. Ded: To MUDr. Magda Kuhnova. Dur: 4'. Premiered by Jan Lorenc and Frantisek Jilek [pf] at the Brno Conservatory on May 9, 1933.

Dve pisne / Two Songs, op. 4. Voice and piano. 1932. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Agraf-F: MZK. 1. Jitro / Dawn [August 1932], 2. Osirely / Orphaned [July 1932]. Txt: R. Bojko.7 Premiered by Milada Musilova and Frantisek Vrana at the Brno Conservatory on Dec. 5, 1933.

Jiskry z popele / Sparks from Ashes, op. 5. Voice and piano. 1932-33. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: UMSM. MG: UMSM. AV: UMTV. Cycle of four songs: 1. Ty stare pisne v dusi zni mi / The Old Melodies Echo in My Soul; 2. Jak na hedvabny mech jsem hlavu kladl na bila nadra tva / As on the Velvet Moss I Lay My Head on Your Bosom; 3. O, zustan jeste moje divko draha / Stay My Love; 4. A tahnou myslenky teskne / Sombre Thoughts. Txt: Bohdan Jelinek.8 Ded [Agraf Nt]: To my only love - Otacek.9 Dur: 12'. Premiered by Freda Herseth [MS] and Timothy Cheek [pf] at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan School of Music on Jan. 24, 2002.

Leden / January. Voice, piano, flute, two violins, and violoncello. March 1933. Agraf: Cs-Bm. E (parts): UMSM. MG: UMSM. Txt: Vitezslav Nezval. Dur: 4'20". Premiered by Caroline Helton [S], Amy Porter [fl], Stephen Shipps and Andrew Jennings [vl], Anthony Elliott [vlc], and Timothy Cheek [pf] at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan School of Music on Jan. 19, 2003.

Sonata appassionata, op. 6. Piano. June 1933. Agraf: Cs-Bm, Agraf [Frg]: KE. Originally titled Klavirni sonata / Piano sonata. 1. Maestoso. 2. Theme and Variations [Theme: Andante cantabile. Variations: 1. Piu mosso, 2. Scherzando, 3. Con moto, 4. Vivace, 5. Largo. 6. Vivo (3rd movement)]. Premiered by Frantisek Jilek in Besedni dum in Brno on June 1, 1934.

Koncert pro klavir a orchestr d moll / Piano Concerto in D Minor, op. 7. Piano and orchestra. 1934-35. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms (piano part): JAMU. 1. Allegro entusiastico. 2. Largo. 3. Allegro. Scoring: picc., fl(2), ob(2), B-cl(2), fg(2), F-cor(4), C-tr(3), trbn(3), timp., triangolo, gong piatti, ar, pf, vl (I,II), vla, vlc, cb. Awd: Frantisek Neumann Award.10 First movement was premiered by the Brno Conservatory Orchestra under the baton of the composer and with Ludvik Kundera as soloist at the graduation concert of the Brno Conservatory at Stadion Hall in Brno on June 17, 1935. The complete work was given its first performance in Brno Radiojournal by the Brno Radio Orchestra, with Kapralova [cond.] and Kundera [pf], on Oct. 15, 1936.

Dve kyticky / Two Bouquets of Flowers. Piano. October 1935. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Originally titled Drobne klavirni skladby / Miniatures for piano. 1. Kyticka fialek / Small Bouquet of Violets [Prague, Oct. 8, 1935], 2. Kyticka svatych listu / Small Bouquet of Fallen Leaves [Prague, Oct. 18, 1935]. Second version of the piece was titled Podzimni listi / Autumn Leaves [Prague, Oct. 19, 1935].

Suite en miniature. Chamber orchestra. December 1935. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. Orchestrated 1-4 parts (Maestoso, Andante con moto, Cantabile moderato, Tempo di menuetto) of Five Compositions for Piano. 1. Praeludium (Molto largo), 2. Pastorale (Moderato e cantabile), 3. Ukolebavka / Lullaby (Andante con moto), 4. Menuetto (Tempo di menuetto). Ded (Agraf Nt on Ms): Venovano hudebnimu souboru brnenske odbocky Radiojournalu.11 Dur: 10'30". Scoring: 1. Praeludium [strings]; 2. Pastorale [fl(2), ob, cor.ingl., cl(2), fg(2), F-cor(2)]; 3. Ukolebavka / Lullaby [fl, ob, B-cl, fg, F-cor, and strings]; 4. Menuetto [fl, ob, B-cl, F-cor, C-tr, timp., triangolo, piatti, ar, strings]. Premiered by the Brno Radiojournal Ensemble with Theodor Schaefer [cond.] on Feb. 7, 1936.

Smyccovy kvartet / String Quartet, op. 8. 1935-36. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Agraf-F: JAMU. Ms (parts): KE, CHF, JAMU. MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P; CD: SM [MK 0049-2 011]. Originally titled Kvartet I. (1936) / Quartet I. (1936). 1. Con brio [Tri Studne, summer 1935]. 2. Lento [Brno Feb. 20, 1936]. 3. Allegro con variazioni [Mar. 25, 1936]. Dur: 19'25". Premiered by the Moravian Quartet in Brno on Oct. 5, 1936.

Tri kusy pro klavir / Three Pieces for Piano, op. 9. Piano. 1935. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ed (Grotesque Passacaglia): Tempo XV/1935-36, 6. CD (Grotesque Passacaglia): Tomas Visek [TV 0002-2254]. 1. Praeludium [Dec. 11, 1935], 2. Raci kanon / Crab Canon [Dec. 1935], 3. Groteskni passacaglia / Grotesque Passacaglia12 (original title Scherzova passacaglia / Scherzo Passacaglia) [Nov. 10, 1935]. Ded: To Vladimir Helfert. Agraf Nt: Slovutnemu prof. dr. Vlad. Helfertovi, hudebnimu spisovateli, dekanu filosoficke fakulty Masarykovy University venuje v hluboke ucte oddana V. Kapralova.13 Awd: Tempo (1935), Rytmus (1936?). Dur: 2'25". All three pieces were premiered by Karel Solc at a concert of the Pritomnost Society in Umelecka Beseda Hall in Prague on Oct. 23, 1936.

Jablko s klina / Apple from the Lap, op. 10. Voice and piano. 1934-36. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ed (Lullaby): Eva, Vol. IX, No. 4, Dec. 15, 1936; (complete cycle): HMUB, Praha 1938. MG: KS. Cycle of four songs: 1. Pisen na vrbovou pistalku / Song for a Willow Whistle [1934]; 2. Ukolebavka / Lullaby [Sept. 8, 1936]; 3. Bezvetri / The Calm [Fall 1936]; 4. Jarni pout / Spring Fair [Sept. 26, 1936]. Txt: Jaroslav Seifert.14 Ded: Prvni interpretce pi prof. Masi Fleischerove.15 Dur: 7'50". Premiered by Masa Fleischerova and Ludvik Kundera [pf] at a concert of the Pritomnost Society in Prague on Dec. 17, 1936.

Jaro na polonine / Spring on the Meadows. Piano. Feb. 27, 1936. Agraf: presumed lost.

Pisnicka / Little Song. Piano. April 20, 1936. Agraf (?): Cs-Bm. Ed: Old. Pazdirek: Brno 1936 (in: Moravsti skladatele mladezi). MG: CRO-Bo, BBC. Dur: 1'10". First performance unknown.

Vojenska symfonieta / Military Sinfonietta, op. 11. Symphony orchestra. 1936-37. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Agraf (piano reduction, entitled Symfonieta 1936): RF-dm. Agraf-F (1936): PBM. Ed: Edition Melantrich, Praha, Nov. 1938 (Symfonieta); CHF, Praha 1958 (Sinfonietta militare). MG: CRO-Bo. AV: CTV-Bo. G: Supraphon [DM 5649]. CD: SM [MK 0049-2 011]. Sinfonietta’s theme: May 29, 1936. Orchestration completed: Feb. 23, 1937. Agraf Nt: K slave bozi dokonceno dne 23.2.1937 o 12ti hod. v noci.16 March 1937 - last changes to orchestration as per Vitezslav Novak’s suggestions.17 Final version early April 1937. Ded: To Edward Benes, President of the Republic. Awd: Smetana Award [Dec. 20, 1938].18 Dur: 20'. Scoring: picc., fl(2), ob(2), cor.ingl. (3.ob), E flat maj-cl, B-cl(2), B-cl.b., fg(2), cfg, F-cor(6), C-tr(3) trbn(3), tb, timp., tamburo piccolo, piatti, campanelli, triangolo, gong, cel., ar, pf, vl (I,II), vla, vlc, cb. Agraf Nt (sch) (to TS): Tak nejak podobne v cornach / Kam dat nyni tu augmentaci nevim, ponevadz chci nyni corny angazovat dal....19 Premiered by the Czech Philharmonic, under the baton of the composer, at a concert organized by the National Women’s Council in Lucerna Hall, Prague on Nov. 26, 1937.

Navzdy / For Ever, op. 12. Voice and piano. 1936-37. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ed: Edition HM, Praha 1949. MG: CRO-Bo, HAMU, UMSM, BBC. AV: UMTV. Cycle of three songs: 1. Navzdy / For Ever20 [Feb. 13, 1937], 2. Cim je muj zal / What Is My Sorrow [Feb. 12, 1937], 3. Ruce / Hands [Nov. 21, 1936]. Txt: (1,2) Jan Carek; (3) Jaroslav Seifert.21 Ded: To Milada Kunderova. Dur: 6'30". First performed by Jarmila Vavrdova and Frantisek Vrana [pf] at a concert of Umelecka Beseda in Prague on Nov. 9, 1937.

Ostinato Fox. Piano. Feb. 14, 1937. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ded: To Miss Jirinka Cernusakova.

Tri klavirni skladbicky pro deti / Three Small Piano Pieces for Children. Piano. 1937. Agraf: presumed lost. 1. Jarni popevek / Spring Tune [Mar. 11, 1937] Ded: To Mila Ruzickova. 2. Prvni bol / First Sorrow [Mar. 11, 1937]. Ded: To Mila Ruzickova. 3. Ukolebavka / Lullaby [April 4, 1937]. Ded: To Prof. R. Sichova. Two of the pieces were premiered on May 31, 1937 in Prague by a pupil of Prof. R. Sichova.

Dubnova preludia / April Preludes, op. 13. Piano. 1937. Agraf: presumed lost. Ed: (I.-IV.) HMUB, Praha 1938; (I.) HM, Praha 1947 (in: Klavir 1947); (III.) Editio Praga, Praha 1999 (in: Cesti moderni skladatele mladezi). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS. AV: CTV-Bo. G: (I,III) Ultraphon [G14329], (I.-IV.) Supraphon [1 19 1748 G]. CD: Northeastern [NR 248-CD], SM [MK 0049-2 011]. Originally titled Four Preludes. I. Allegro ma non troppo [April 15, 1937], II. Andante [May 3, 1937], III. Andante semplice [May 11, 1937], IV. Vivo [Sept. 12, 1937]. Ded: To Rudolf Firkusny. Dur: 9'30". Premiered by Dana Setkova at a concert of the Pritomnost Society in Prague on Oct. 5, 1937.

Sbohem a satecek / Waving Farewell, op. 14. Voice and piano. June 3, 1937. Agraf (Frg): PBM. Ms: Cs-Bm. Ed: HMUB: Praha 1947. MG: CRO-Bo, UMSM. CD: Stylton [RSO112-296]. AV: UMTV. Txt: Vitezslav Nezval. 22 Ded: Na rozloucenou nejkrasnejsimu mestu Praze.23 Dur: 5'20". Premiered by Jarmila Vavrdova and the composer [pf] at Victoria College (?) in Prague on June 19, 1937.

Koleda / Carol. Voice and piano. December 1937. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ed: LN, Christmas 1937. Paris, Dec. 10-14, 1937. Ded: Venovano mym operenym pratelum.24 Txt: folk song “V trni vrabce cvirikaju.” Agraf Nt. Zatim dnes jenom tohle, sebralo mne to moc casu.....25

Vanocni prani / Christmas Wishes. Six piano miniatures. Piano. Dec. 24, 1937. Agraf: unknown.26

Ilena, op. 15. Ballad for solo voices, mixed chorus, orchestra and narrator. 1937-38. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Agraf Nt (sketch): 7.9. 1938 Pariz-Tri Studne (1932).Originally entitled: Symfonicka balada / Ballad-Symphony. Part I [Paris, Dec. 1-10, 1937], Part II: Choruses [Paris, Dec. 30, 1937-Jan. 4, 1938], Part III: Melodrama [Paris, Jan.-May(?) 1938], Part IV [Paris-Tri Studne, May(?)-Sept. 7, 1938]. Orchestration: Tri Studne, Oct. 2,1938 - Paris, Jan. 1939 (unfinished). Txt: L’udmila Podjavorinska.27 Dur. 25'.

Trio pro hoboj, klarinet a fagot / Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon. 1937-38. Agraf (Frg.): Cs-Bm. Originally entitled Trio pro dechove nastroje / Trio for woodwind instruments. Paris, Dec. 18, 1937 - Feb. 1938. Unfinished.

Variations sur le Carillon de l’Eglise St-Etienne du Mont, op. 16. Piano. 1938. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ed: La Sirene Editions Musicales, 1938.28 MG: CRO-Bo, KS, CBC. AV: CTV-Bo. Finished Feb. 1938 in Paris. Original title: Sest malych variaci na zvony kostela St. Etienne du Mont / Six Small Variations on the Chimes of the Church of St-Etienne du Mont. 1. Andante. 2. Allegretto. 3. Lento ma non troppo. 4. Quasi etude vivo. 5. Choral. 6. Allegro. Coda (Andante Maestoso). Dur: 10'. Premiered by Ludvik Kundera in Brno on Mar. 27, 1938.

“Vezdicka, Potpolis,” op. 17. Two choruses for female voices. Women’s choir. 1937. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms(arr): MZK (1. Vezdicka, arr. Zdenek Kanak, 1946; 2. Potpolis, arr. Bretislav Bakala, 1950). Ed (Potpolis): Editio Supraphon, Praha 1976. Txt: Ondrej Prikryl.29 Vezdicka premiered (?) by the Vitezslava Kapralova Women’s Choir conducted by Miroslav Krcma, with piano accompaniment by Vera Baborovska, in Brno-Kralovo Pole on Jan. 23, 1955. The first performance of Potpolis is unknown.

Hymna dobrovolnych sester CSCK / Hymn of Volunteer Nurses of the Czechoslovak Red Cross.30 Two female voices and piano. Jan.-Feb. 1938. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: MZK, JAMU. Txt: Pavla Krickova. Agraf Nt: Posilam to prece. Tati, oprav to sam na dvojhlas, tj. seksty a tercie, ono uz to samo vychazi....31

Sbohem a satecek, pro zpev a orchestr / Waving Farewell, for voice and orchestra. 1938. Agraf (Frg): Cs-Bm. Ms (score and parts): CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. G: Supraphon [1 19 1748G]. CD: SM [MK 0049-2 011]. Orchestrated from Feb. 1938 - July (?) 1938. Dur: 5'16". Scoring: fl(2), ob(2), B-cl(2), cl.b., fg(2), F-cor(4), C-tr(2), timp., percussion, pf, vl(I,II), vla, vlc, cb. Premiered by Orchestr Zemskeho divadla, under the baton of Rafael Kubelik and with Marie Reznickova as soloist in Brno on Oct. 31, 1940.

Occasional compositions. Men’s choir. 1938. Agraf Frg (Kdoz jste bozi bojovnici): Cs-Bm. Arrangements of Czech medieval songs and folk songs for four male voices.32 Premiered by a student choir in February 1938 in Paris.

Vteriny / Seconds, op. 18. Voice and piano. 1936-39. Agraf(1-8): Cs-Bm Agraf (3): private collection of Renata Helfertova-Trtilkova. Agraf-F(3,7): KE. Ms: KE. Ed: (2) Melantrich: Praha 1937; (3,5) LN (Mar. 28, 1937 and Sept. 18, 1937); (7) Editio Supraphon: Praha 1974, 1998; MG: CRO-Bo. CD (Love Carol): SM [MK 0049-2 011]. Original title: Vteriny roku / Seconds of a year. Collection of eight occasional songs: 1. Bilym satkem mava kdo se louci / Waving Farewell with a White Handkerchief [Dec. 1936]. Also known under the title: K novemu roku / For New Year’s Day. Txt: Jaroslav Seifert.33 Ded: To Otto Vach; 2. Novorocni / New Year Carol [Prague, Dec. 1936]. Also known under the title: Kdyz straze sve cas vymenuje / When Time Changes Its Guards. Txt: Josef Hora. 3. Velikonoce / Easter [Prague Mar. 5, 1937]. Txt: Frana Sramek.34 Ded: To Gracian Cernusak. 4. Leta mlci leta jdou / The Years Pass in Silence [Brno, Mar. 26, 1937]. Also known under the titles: Pisen nedozniva / Song Subsides and K narozeninam meho tatinka / For my dad’s birthday. Txt: Frana Velkoborsky. Ded: To my dad for his birthday. Agraf Nt: Komponovano 26.3.1937 od 9-10 v Brne.35 5. Posmrtna variace / Post-Mortem Variation [Sept. 14, 1937]. Also: Klavirni interludium / Interlude for piano. Theme: Taticku stary nas [folk song]. Ded: To TGM.36 6. Rodny kraj / Homeland [Paris, Dec. 10, 1937]. Also known under the title: Letni / Summertime. Txt: J. Carek.37 Ded: To Eng. Rudolf Kopec; 7. Koleda milostna / Love Carol [Paris, Feb. 17, 1938]. Also known under the title: Pisen milostna / Love Song. Txt: Moravian folk song.38 Ded: Venovano Renusce k svatbe.39 8. Muj mily clovece / My Dear One [Paris, May 31, 1939]. Also known under the title: Mamince k narozeninam / To mom, for her birthday. Txt: Folk song. Ded: Drahe mamulence k narozeninam jeji Vitulka.40 Agraf Nt: Jsem Ti uz dlouho dluzna pisnicku....41 The complete collection was premiered by Jaroslava Vymazalova, Jaroslava Dobra and Jan Hus Tichy at a concert of the Pritomnost Society in Prague on Nov. 26, 1945.

Suita rustica, op. 19. Symphony orchestra. 1938. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. G: Supraphon [1 19 1748 G]. Originally titled Suita rusticana with a subtitle Suita z ceskych lidovych pisni / Suite from Czech folk songs.42 Agraf Nt (score): Brno 18.X.1938. 1. Allegro rustico. 2. Lento.Vivo.Lento. 3. Allegro ma non troppo. Sch: Oct. 15 - Nov. 2, 1938. Score: Oct. 18 - Nov. 10, 1938. Ded: To Eng. Otakar Sourek. [Nov. 24, 1938]. Dur: 15'. Scoring: picc., fl(2), ob(2), B-cl(2), fg(2), F-cor(4), C-tr(2), trbn(3), tb, timp., triangolo, percussion, ar, vl (I,II), vla, vlc, cb. Premiered by the Brno Radio Orchestra and Bretislav Bakala [cond.] in Brno on April 16, 1939. Performed as a ballet (on a theme and text by Ivan Blatny) by the National Theatre Orchestra and Bohumir Liska [cond.] at the National Theatre in Brno on Oct. 23, 1945.

Elegie / Elegy. Violin and piano. 1939. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: KE, JAMU. MG: CRO-P, KS, UMSM. AV: UMTV. Originally entitled “In Memoriam,” the piece was renamed “Elegy” by its first interpreter, violinist Karel Sedivka. Paris, Jan. 28 - Feb. 2, 1939. Dur: 3'20". Premiered by Karel Sedivka [vl] and Vitezslava Kapralova [pf] at the Cercle International de Jeunesse in Paris on Feb. 28, 1939.

A Karel Capek.43 Melodrama with violin and piano. Narrator, violin, and piano. Feb. 10, 1939. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ms: NM MCH.. E: UMSM. G: Supraphon [11123831-32G]. Txt: Vitezslav Nezval. Agraf Nt (front page): Recitovalo se to francouzsky (last page): Ten konec byl moc hezky.44 Dur: 4'. Premiered by Vitezslava Kapralova [pf] and Vera Uhlirova [vl] at a concert co-organized by the Association des Etudiants Tchécoslovaques and Colonie Tchécoslovaque de Paris at the Office du Tourisme de Tchécoslovaquie in Paris on Feb. 15, 1939.

V zemi ceske / In the Bohemian Land. Voice and piano. May 15, 1939. Agraf: KE. Ms: MZK [arr. for women’s choir by Zdenek Kanak in 1954]. Txt: Jan Carek. First performed by the Vitezslava Kapralova Women’s Choir with Miroslav Krcma [cond.] and Vera Baborovska [pf] in Brno-Kralovo Pole on Jan. 23, 1955.

Sonatina pro housle a klavir / Sonatina for Violin and Piano. May 1939. Agraf: unknown.45

Pisen delniku pane / Song of the Workers of the Lord. Voice and piano. 1939. Agraf: unknown. Ms: KE.46

Partita, op. 20. Piano and string orchestra. 1938-39. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Ed: Svoboda, Praha 1948.47 MG: CRO-Bo, CTV-Bo. AV: CTV-Bo. G: Supraphon [DV5961 and 1 19 1748 G]. CD: SM [MK 0049-2 011]. Sch: Paris, Mar. 1938 (?) - Brno, Oct. 1938. 1. Allegretto energico [? - Oct. 1938]. 2. Andantino [Oct. 9-11, 1938]. 3. Presto [Oct. 12, 1938]. Orchestration: Paris, Feb. - June 27, 1939. Dur: 19'25". Agraf Nt: Spalicek je oslik usaty, sedivy a hykavy.48 Ms Nt (BM): Nech tam tu fugu, chces? Je moc dlouha, ale zato hezka, nech ji tam....49 Premiered by the Brno Radio Orchestra with Jan Erml [pf] and Bretislav Bakala [cond.] in Brno on Nov. 20, 1941.

Concertino pro housle, klarinet a orchestr / Concertino for Violin, Clarinet and Orchestra, op. 21. Violin, clarinet, and orchestra. 1939. Agraf (sch, Frg score ): Cs-Bm. AV: CTV-Bo. 1. Andante ma non troppo [Paris-Rouen, March 18 - April 10, 1939]. 2 [Paris, April 18-25, 1939] 3. Vivo. [Paris, April 26, 1939-?, unfinished]. Agraf Nt(sch): Psalm 57 and Job 30,26. Orchestration: Aug. - Oct. 1939 (Augerville-Paris) unfinished. Scoring: fl, ob(2), fg(2), tr, cor(2), percussion, pf, vl, cl, vl(8), vlc(4). Reconstructed by Milos Stedron (1,3) and Leos Faltus (2) in Brno in 2000. Dur: 17'. First performed by the Czech Chamber Soloists with Pavel Busek [cl], Pavel Wallinger [vl] and Tomas Hanus [cond.] in the recording studio of Czech Radio at Kounicova Street in Brno on Feb. 21, 2001. The public premiere of the work was given by the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic, under the baton of Tomas Hanus and with soloists Pavel Busek [cl], Pavel Wallinger [vl], in Hradec Kralove on Jan. 10, 2002.

Zpivano do dalky / Sung into the Distance, op. 22. Voice and piano. May 1939. Agraf(?): Cs-Bm. Agraf-F: MZK Ms: KE, UMSM. MG: UMSM. AV (Song of Your Absence): UMTV. Cycle of three songs: 1. Pisen Tve nepritomnosti / Song of Your Absence [May 12, 1939], 2. Polohlasem / In a Subdued Voice [May 20, 1939], 3.I / Spring Song [May 21, 1939]. Txt: Viktor Kripner.50 Ded: To Dr. Viktor Kripner. Premiered by R. Herlingerova and the composer in Paris on June 30, 1939.

Prélude de Noël. Chamber orchestra. December 1939. Agraf (score): CRO-Bo. Ms(score): RF-dm, (parts) CRO-Bo. E (score, parts): BMI. Ed: Vydavatelstvi Ceskeho rozhlasu, Praha 2002. Agraf Nt: Victoria Kapralova [front page] 18.12.1939 [bottom last page]. Scoring: fl(2), ob(2), cor, tr, pf, ar, vl I(4), vl II(4), vcl(3). Recorded on Dec. 22, 1939 at the Jean Masson Studio, 22 rue Bayard, Paris. Dur: 2'30". Premiered by the Radio France Orchestra and the author as conductor during the Radio France broadcast “Noël à Prague” to occupied Czechoslovakia on Dec. 24, 1939.

Vanocni koleda / Christmas Carol. Voice and piano. Christmas 1939. Agraf: Cs-Bm. Txt: Adam Vaclav Michna z Otradovic.51 Ded: Mamince a tatinkovi - Vanoce 1939.52 Agraf Nt: Stastne a pekne vanoce a vsechno to nejlepsi do noveho roku preje Vitulka....53

Dva tance pro klavir / Two Dances for Piano, op. 23. Piano. 1940. Agraf (sch): Cs-Bm. 1. Paris, Dec. 1939(?) - Feb. 1940; 2. Mar. 1940. Agraf(sch) Nt: Pariz 1939.54

Slavnostni fanfara / Festive Fanfare. A miniature for piano. Piano. Paris, Feb 11, 1940. Agraf: private collection (SP). Agraf-F: KE. Ded: Sasence Pucove k jejim narozeninam.55

Opus 24. Unknown.56

Povidky male fletny / Tales of a Small Flute. Flute and piano. April 1940. Agraf (sch): Cs-Bm. Originally three short pieces for flute [3rd unfinished]. Ded: Jirkovi-Vitka.57 Agraf-Nt: I. Jaro bylo a nebylo. Na opravdove jaro to vonelo prilis smutkem, a kdesi v kvetu kastanu se prece jen neco klubalo. II. Jednoho dne to vypadalo, jako by se nic nestalo, a kastany se otevrely docela. III. A za teple noci sestoupila z kvetu vila Laska a udelala pekneho chlapce princem.58

Vojensky pochod / Military March.59 Chamber orchestra. April 1940. Agraf (Frg): Cs-Bm. Scoring: ob(2), cl(2), fg(2), F-cor(4), C-tr(2), trbn, tb, tamb, piatti, gr.cas., pf, vl, vla, vlc.

Incidental music.60 Fall 1939 - May 1940. Music for stage, film, and radio. Agraf(sch): RF-dm.

Dopis / Letter. Voice and piano. April 28, 1940. Agraf: KE. Ms: UMSM. Ed: in Mucha, Jiri: Podivne lasky. Mlada fronta: Praha 1988; Opus Musicum 98/4-5. MG: CRO-Bo, BBC. AV: CTV-Bo. Agraf Nt (back of the score): Un jeune homme répond a son amour: Vous m’avez ecrit “non,” soit! Le destin nous a separé, je l’ai regretté, mais je voie que vous êtes heureuse et c’est pourquoi je suis heureux. Je ne veux pas dire qui est coupable et qui perd plus. Autres fois il y avaient deux chemins, aujourd’hui il n’y en a qu’un seul. Enfin, peut-etre tu reviendras, parce que Dieu est un grand artiste et personne ne connaît ses projets.61 Txt: Petr Kricka.62 Ded: To Otto Kraus. Dur: 4'. Premiered by Otto Kraus [Bt] and the composer [pf] at Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris on May 4, 1940.

Deux ritournelles pour violoncelle et piano, op. 25.63 Violoncello and piano. 1940. Agraf (score): Cs-Bm. Agraf (cello part): KE. Ms: KE, CHF, JAMU. E: KS. MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS, UMSM. CD: SM [MK0049-2 011]. AV: UMTV. April 7(?) - May 11(?), 1940. Agraf Nt. (cello part): Paris, Mai 1940. Vit. Kapralova. Dur: 4'13". Premiered by Karel Neumann in London in 1940.

Notes to the catalogue

1. Night, Monsters, Arrival of water nymphs, The water nymphs dance, Dawn, Lightning, Storm, A Water nymph’s sorrow, The storm dies down, the nymphs are running to her and try to cheer her up with dancing.

2. On a lookout, Storming the enemy lines, Scattering the enemy, Quiet on the battlefield, Subsiding.

3. Small waves, A ship is setting sail, Sailors sing...their voices subside in the distance, The harbour is deserted.

4. Farewell to my mummy and daddy.

5. Vitulka [a diminutive of Vitezslava] left for a recreation stay in Smokovec.

6. Vaclav Kapral was arrested by the Gestapo on Sept. 17, 1942 and was imprisoned until April 18, 1945 in the internment camp Svatoborice near Kyjov, now the Czech Republic.

7. From Proste kvety (Kvasnicka and Hampl: Praha, 1924).

8. From the collections V upominkach, Snehova ruze.

9. To Otacek, my only love. Otacek (Ota Vach) was Kapralova’s schoolmate from the Brno Conservatory.

10. Frantisek Neumann was Artistic Director of the National Theatre in Brno.

11. Dedicated to the Brno Radiojournal Ensemble.

12. Three piano versions of Grotesque Passacaglia existed, and it was the second version that was published, after winning Tempo’s competition from 24 works submitted.

13. To Prof. Dr. Vlad. Helfert, Dean of the Department of Philosophy, Masaryk University, music writer and distinguished scholar, respectfully dedicates this work V. Kapralova.

14. From Jablko s klina (Praha, 1933).

15. To Prof. Masa Fleischer, the songs’ first interpreter.

16. Finished, to the Glory of God, at midnight on 23.2.1937. Compare with Kapralova’s diary: orchestration from Jan. 4 to Feb. 26, 1937. Diary entry on Feb. 26, 1937 (Friday): Finished scoring of sinfonietta. It took me 50 days less three weeks that I idled away.

17. The following excerpt from Kapralova’s letter to her father (February 1937) provides an insight into her creative process as well as her relationship with Vitezslav Novak: And then [the class with] Novak from 9 to 12! Once again, we corrected everything and, after the corrections were made, we decided to discard them too—and we were back to square one. Actually, he wanted to leave it as it was, but I did not. It is a world upside down, isn’t it. But I was able to persuade him that I would do another introduction and correct everything else. The orchestration should be done again and, frankly, everything should be done again! I do not remember anything that happened during those three hours, only that once it was he, the other time it was I who was shouting—but what, only God knows. I do remember something about Roman soldiers who were trained to run with small but heavy lead plates fastened to their legs, and when they finally took them off, how well they could run! Anyway, I will keep all the versions of the introduction for you to look at, for it is really interesting. The “night music,” i.e. the part just after the exposition, has to be done again, almost in a style of a serenade. Well, had I not gotten up and taken the score from him, he would have kept me there till 2 p.m. He must really like it! And he likes the idea of the concluding section. I wanted to get rid of it but he started shouting: “No, don’t do that, no...well, if you think that you must...but rather not, it is not at all bad.” He’s a lot of fun.

18. The Smetana Award was a prestigious prize administered by the Bedrich Smetana Foundation, a charitable foundation established in 1924 in Brno to mark Smetana’s centennial anniversary.

19. The notes are intended for Kapralova’s friend, Brno composer and conductor Theodor Schaefer, whom Kapralova consulted on the sinfonietta’s orchestration. And similarly the horns | I don’t know where should I now place the augmentation because I want to continue engaging the horns, perhaps it should be done sooner and left that way, either the English horns or the trombones? | I am terribly sleepy, so please go over it, it seems to me classically dumb but there’s nothing one can do. In fact, Novak wanted everything (on this page) an octave higher but I liked the English horn. And please, do a bit of the closing, will you? so that we know what Novak thinks about the scoring. But don’t make it too lush and leave only the woods at the beginning. Hanf refuses to get it printed, damned. I am getting depressed. I have to add a trombone, what a chore, oh yeh, Vita. | Teosek, could you please kindly go over this page— I got stuck and have no time to finish it. I have to go to pay tuition fees, have X-rays done and move to my new place. I just hope that I will finally have some peace there. That’s great news about the publishing. No, I have not received the “parcel.” When did you send it? Do you think it might get lost? Tell mummy to send me some goodies next week but not the fruit, I still have some. I will write to you from my new place. And don’t work too hard, I hear you are always on the run. Take care of yourself and don’t forget to write to me. Kisses, Vita. 20. Two versions of For Ever are known: the second version (sch) was for voice-band and the following instruments: fl, ob, B-cl, F-cor, triangle, small drum, ar, vl (I,II), vcl.

21. The first two songs are from Jan Carek, Hvezdy na nebi (Druzstevni prace: Praha, 1934). The last song is from Jaroslav Seifert, Jablko s klina (Praha, 1933).

22. From Sbohem a satecek (Praha, 1934).

23. A farewell to the most beautiful City of Prague.

24. Dedicated to my feathered friends.

25. This is all for today, it took a long time. I have registered for French with Aleon and he was pleased, since he already taught you, daddy, and now the daughter. He thanks you for your good wishes. But it cost me 60 and now I have no money left. I will send you more details tomorrow, [now I have to hurry] so that they don’t close Foyer where I am heading for my supper (open only till 8). This carol is good, now only to be able to play it. It is something like Grotesque Passacaglia.

26. Six miniatures for piano, composed as Christmas gifts for six friends.

27. Podjavorinska’s poem was entitled Lesna panna. From Balady (L. Mazac: Praha, 1931).

28. Kapralova signed the publisher’s contract on May 27, 1938. The original is still available from Max Eschig.

29. Potpolis (title of the original poem: Nevdas se!) and Vezdicka from Hanacky pesnicke. Vebor pesnicek Ondreje Prikryla (Prostejov, 1936).

30. Three versions of the hymn exist: in G Major (sch), B Major and A-flat Major.

31. I am sending it, after all. Dad, make it two voices, will you, i.e. sixths and thirds, it shall come out naturally. I don’t have time for it, it was too late when I noticed that there should be two voices. And correct what you don’t like.

32. The collection includes the Czech chorale Svaty Vaclave, the hussite song Kdoz jste bozi bojovnici, and folk songs: Ach synku, synku; Tece voda tece; Bodaj by vas vy mladenci; and Nechod Janku pres Polianku.

33. The poem Pisen, from the collection Postovni holub (Symposion: Praha, 1929).

34. From the collection Nove basne, 1928.

35. Composed on 26.3.1937 from 9 to 10 a.m. in Brno.

36. TGM is an acronym for Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, Czechoslovakia’s first president who died on September 14, 1937.

37. From the collection Hvezdy na nebi.

38. In Frantisek Susil, Moravske narodni pisne.

39. To Renuska [Renata Helfertova-Trtilkova], for her wedding.

40. To my dearest mom for her birthday from her Vitulka.

41. I have been owing you, for a long time, a song—so here it is. I think you will like it a lot, at least as much as I like the words. Tell dad not to touch it. I wish you all the best—happiness, good health, and [hope] that we will reunite soon. Paris 31.5.1939.

42. Quotes from the following Moravian, Slovak, Silesian and Czech folk songs: Preletel slavycek pres Javornycek; Ciaze je to rolicka nezorana; Mela jsem holubka v truhle schovaneho a on mi vyletel do pole sireho; Sedlak, sedlak [furiant]; Esce me nemas, hopaj, supaj; Vysoko zornicka, dobru noc Anicka; Vandrovali hudci; Bude vojna, bude.

43. To Karel Capek. Composed in memory of Karel Capek, Czechoslovakia’s best novelist and playwright, who died on December 25, 1938.

44. It was recited in French. The ending was very pretty.

45. Mentioned in Kapralova’s letters to her parents dated May 18, 1939 and June 22, 1939.

46. The copyist’s copy, dated July 22, 1948 (the page bottom), contains the inscription: V. Kapralova, Pariz 1939 (top of the page). Discovered among Kapralova papers in 1999.

47. Published under the title Partita per pianoforte ed orchestra d’archi, op. 20.

48. Spalicek [Martinu’s intimate nickname given to him by Kapralova] is a little donkey, long-eared, grayish and braying.

49. (In Martinu’s handwriting): Leave the fugue there, if you wish. It is too long but pretty [so] leave it there. You can stretch it, just don't rip it. | Long live the Hussites. Either leave the fugue there or throw it out. | Don’t forget to repeat the beginning. Silly how far [it] sees!!!

50. The original poems were entitled: Pisen Tve nepritomnosti, Polohlasem, Ticho. From Viktor Kripner, Svety beze jmena (Fr. Borovy: Praha, 1938).

51. Original text (1647): “Chtic aby spal tak zpivala synackovi.” The song begins with Michna’s words but immediately turns to Kapralova’s own words, accompanied by her distinctive harmonies.

52. To mom and dad—Christmas 1939.

53. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Vitulka. I hope that by now you have received my letter. I am sending another immediately after this one. Martinu too sends his Christmas wishes. This [carol] is instead of a present. Kisses to both, and don’t be sad.

54. Kapralova’s letter to her parents (dated Feb. 5, 1940) contradicts the autograph’s date (Paris 1939). In this letter Kapralova informs her parents that she has just started working on the dances (commissioned by Rudolf Firkusny). Only a sketch of the first dance (completed in February 1940) has survived, although Kapralova finished both dances, and they were allegedly also performed.

55. To Sasenka Pucova, for her birthday.

56. Ceske oratorium / Czech Oratorio? The composition was mentioned in Kapralova’s letter [dated Jan. 19, 1939] to her friend Rudolf Kopec. Or was it Krajiny / Landscapes, for orchestra? The composition was mentioned in Kapralova’s letter to her parents [dated Mar. 31, 1940]. None of these scores has survived.

57. To Jirka [Jiri Mucha] from Vitka (another diminutive of the name Vitezslava).

58. I. There was and was not spring. It scented too much of sadness to be a true spring, yet somewhere in the chestnut flower something was about to break out. II. One day it looked [as though] nothing would happen, yet the chestnut [buds] opened wide. III. And during that warm night a fairy [named] Love came down from the [chestnut] flower and made a handsome boy a prince.

59. The march was composed for a military band of Kapralova’s friend, Vilem Tausky, who originally formed it as a scratch orchestra in September 1939. Only a fragment of the work survived.

60. According to Kapralova’s contemporary, Rudolf Kundera, Kapralova composed stage music as early as 1939, when she was commissioned to write music for Frantisek Langer’s play Velbloud uchem jehly, directed by Hugo Haas (brother of the Czech composer, Pavel Haas) and performed by an amateur theater group recruited from Czech emigrés organized around the organization Sokol in Paris [Mucha 1988, 341; Fuchs 1997, 78-79; Jirku 1999, 53]. Commissioned works also included four chamber music miniatures deposited in RF-dm on Jan. 12, 1940 [I.Le Cocher: vl(2), cl; II. Le Juif: vl(2), cb; III. Fanfare de l’église de Cracovie: tr; IV. Le Mendiant: acc.]. The commission for film music was likely facilitated by Haas, who, in spring 1940, worked on two films in France: Mer en flammes and Ils se sont rencontrés dans l’eau. Haas had a leading role in the former and co-authored the script of the latter (with Guide Freud, nephew of Sigmund Freud). [Ceskoslovensky boj, May 17, 1940]. In her letter to her parents dated Dec. 25, 1939, Kapralova mentions that she will be doing music for Haas. On Mar. 5, 1940 she writes to them: “(U)nfortunately, I haven’t been able to work on my music lately, as I have too many commissions. All occasional stuff, nothing substantial.” On Mar. 8, 1940 Vitezslava writes to Mucha that Haas is to shoot a big spy movie “and even our [movie] is nearly done but for music so now I will be quite busy.” On May 4, 1940 she writes to Mucha (most likely about the aforementioned theater group): “They want to do the ‘Folk Plays’ again and I and Martinu, we are to provide them with some ‘real’ music.” The folk plays are also mentioned in Martinu’s manuscript about the origins of his work Field Mass, published in the collection of Martinu’s writings Domov, hudba a svet [Milos Safranek, ed.,1966, 83-85].

61. A young man responds to his love: You said “no.” Well, be it....It was fate that separated us. I regret that but I see you’re happy—so I accept it. I don’t judge who’s more guilty or whose loss is bigger. Yesterday there were two paths, today there is just one. Who knows?...Perhaps, one day you will return. For God is a great artist and has his mysterious ways....

62. Original poem: Vy “ne” jste rekla. From Hoch s lukem (1924). 63. Of the two pieces, one survives thanks to pianist Herman Grab, who brought a copy to the United States. Originally, both pieces were to be given their premiere by Grab [pf] and Karel Neumann [vcl] at the Théâtre des Arts, 78 bis, Boulevard des Batignoles in Paris on May 29, 1940, but due to the rapidly escalating political situation, the concert had to be cancelled. The work was premiered by Neumann in London in 1940. The surviving ritornel is to be published by Baerenreiter in 2003.

Sources:

Kapralova’s autographs [Cs-Bm, KE, RF-dm, CRO-Bo]; diaries: 1936-37 [Cs-Bm], 1939 [Cs-Bm]; correspondence [KE, Cs-Bm, PBM]; concert flyers, programs, and posters [KE]; the 1938 ISCM festival guide [KE]; Bohuslav Martinu’s correspondence [KE, PBM, Cs-Bm]; correspondence of Vaclav and Viktorie Kapral with Otakar Sourek [ADM]; List of Kapralova’s works compiled by Vaclav Kapral [KE]; periodicals: Hudebni rozhledy 1955/1, p. 36; Rytmus [1936/2, p. 22, 1936/4, p. 51; 1938/3-4, p. 24; 1945-6/2, p. 14]; Ceskoslovensky boj [Jan. 26, 1940, Feb. 2, 1940, May 17, 1940]; Lidove noviny [Mar. 29, 1938, p. 7; Nov. 22, 1941, p. 7]; Narodni prace [Feb. 22, 1939, p. 4]; Czech Music [2001/4, pp. 6-7]; Kapralova monographs and biographies [Premysl Prazak, 1949; Jiri Macek, 1958; Jiri Mucha, 1988]; other books: Ludvik Kundera, 1968; Cernusak, Gracian & Bohumir Stedron, Zdenko Novacek [eds.], 1963; Milos Safranek, 1966; Irena Jirku, 1999; Ales Fuchs, 1997; Olga Settari, “Klavirni dilo Vitezslavy Kapralove” [unpublished paper].

The translations from Czech and French sources are by Karla Hartl.

Vitezslava Kapralova
List of Works
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Karla Hartl, 1998-2015

For a detailed (and annotated) catalogue of Kapralova's oeuvre see The Kapralova Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011). For information on recordings and scores in print, visit the discography and edition pages on this website.

Abbreviations and names used in this catalogue:

Acc-accordion; B-bass; Bs.Cl.-bass clarinet; B.D.-bass drum; Bn.-bassoon; Cbsn-contrabassoon; Cel.-celesta; Cl.-clarinet; Cym.-cymbals; D.B. (Cb.)-double bass (contrabass); E.H.-English horn; Glock.-glockenspiel; Hn.-French horn; Fl./fl.-flute; Ob./ob.-oboe; Perc.-percussion; pf, pno.-piano; Picc.-piccolo; S.D.-snare drum; T-T-tam-tam; Tamb.-tambourine; Tba.-tuba; Timp.-timpani; Tpt.-Trumpet; Tbn.-trombone; Trg.-triangle; VC./vc.-violoncello; Vla/vla-viola; Vn./vn.-violin, Xyl.-xylophone.

MP3-sample mp3; Agraf-original autograph; Agraf-E-digital scan of the autograph; Agraf-F-facsimile of the autograph; Agraf Nt-notes in the composer's handwriting; arr.-arranged by; AV-audio-video recording; CC-compact cassette; CD-compact disc; Dur-duration; E-digital (electronic) trancript using notation software; E-F-photocopy of the digital transcript; E-transp.-E transposed for required instruments; Ed-edition in print; Frg-fragment; G-LP recording; MG-sound tape recording; MP3-digital recording; Ms-copyist copy Ms-E-digital scan of the manuscript; Ms-F-facsimile of the manuscript; op-opus; R.Ms-reconstructed score; sch-rough draft;

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Works' Details and History

From my earliest compositions | Z mych nejranejsich skladeb. Piano. 1924-1927. Parts: 1. V risi baji (In the realm of fables, from 1924). 2. Valka (War, from 1924). 3. V myslenkach (Lost in thoughts, from 1924); 4. Pristav (Harbour, from 1925). Touha (Longing, from 1925); 6. Po bitve belohorske (After the battle on White Mountain, from 1925). 7. Na dalekou cestu (Before the long journey, from 1925). 8. Valse triste (1927). (1-4) MP3 Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.731]. Ed: (7) Pazdirek (1925-6); (1-8) Amos Editio (2003). A first known performance by Ludmila Novotna at a concert organized by the Czechoslovak Women's Union in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 1.6.1950. Kapralova's comments on compositions (in Czech).

To mother | Maticce. Children's choir. 1928. Text: Jan Neruda (Kniha versu, 1867). MP3 Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.729], KE (sch). Ms: Vlastimila. Ms-E: KS. Ed: KS (2015). Premiered during WWII by Vaclav Kapral and a choir of women prisoners in the internment camp Svatoborice, CR.

Sketch book | Skicar-ukoly. Piano. 1929-1933. Agraf (Piano sketch. Brno 7.4.1929): Cs-Bm [A31.687a].

First school works | Prvni prace ze skoly. Piano. 1930-31. 10 sketches composed Nov. 1930-Feb. 1931 (includes an earlier version of Andante, No. 3 from opus 1). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.732].

Songs | Pisne. Voice and piano. 1930-32(?) An incomplete cycle of three songs, possibly to Kapralova's texts. Parts: 1. Potkali se vcera lide dva (Two people met yesterday). 2.(?) 3. Az jednoho dne se budes ptat (When you ask me one day). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.756]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). Recorded by Olena Tokar (soprano) and Igor Gryshyn (pno.) for BBC Radio 3 in June 2015 and broadcast during the Composer of the Week program by BBC Radio 3 on 12.10.2015. (1) First public performance by Shenika John Jordan (soprano) and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 20.9.2015; (3) First public performance by Christabel Nunoo (soprano) and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 20.9.2015.

Five piano compositions | Pet klavirnich skladeb. Piano. 1931-32. Dur: 12'. MP3 Piano version of opuses 1 and 2. Parts: 1. Maestoso (1931). 2. Cantabile moderato (1931). 3. Andante con moto (1931) - an earlier version entitled Andante. 4. Tempo di menuetto (1931). 5. Tempo di marcia funebre, also: Alla marcia funebre (1932). Agraf: Cs-Bm [(3)A29.732], (1-5) [A29.733]; Agraf-F (1-4): NM CMH. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2011). CD: Koch Records (2008); (5) Radioservis (2012). Premiered by Milada Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on 18.4.1932.

Suite en miniature, op. 1. Chamber orchestra. 1935. Orchestrated parts 1-4 of the Five compositions for piano. Parts: 1. Praeludium, 2. Pastorale, 3. Berceuse (Lullaby), 4. Menuetto. Dur: 10'30". Scoring: Preludium: strings. Pastorale: fl(2), ob, cor.ingl., cl(2), fg(2), F-cor(2). Berceuse: fl, ob, B-cl, fg, F-cor and strings. Menuetto: fl, ob, B-cl, F-cor, C-tr, timp., triangolo, piatti, ar, strings. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.720]. Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. Premiered in Brno Radiojournal by the Brno Radiojournal Ensemble with Theodor Schaefer (conductor) on 7.2.1936.

Funeral march | Smutecni pochod, op. 2. Piano. 1932. Originally Part 5 (Tempo di marcia funebre) of Five piano compositions. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.733]. Ms: KE; Cs-Bm (arr. for orch. Thierjung-Tynsky, 14.1.1946) [A29.719]. CD: Radioservis (2012). Piano version premiered by Milada Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on 18.4.1932. Orchestral version premiered by Richard Thierjung-Tynsky and Helfertovo orchestralni sdruzeni in Brno on 11.2.1946.

Legend | Legenda, op. 3/1. Violin and piano. 1932. Originally entitled Nalada (Mood). Dur: 6'50". MP3 Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.742]. Ms: KE, JAMU. Ed: Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS, UMSM. CC: JMA. AV: UMTV, Youtube (arr. S.D. Cisco for Vc., E.H., strings). CD: Koch Records (2008). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Jan Lorenc (violin) and Frantisek Jilek (pno.) at Novy domov in Brno, on 9.5.1933.

Burlesque, op. 3/2. Violin and piano. 1932. Dur: 4'10". MP3 Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.743]. Ed: Pazdirek (1933), Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS, UMSM. AV: UMTV. CD: Koch Records (2008). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Jan Lorenc (violin) and Frantisek Jilek (pno.) at Novy Domov in Brno on 9.5.1933.

Two songs | Dve pisne, op. 4. Voice and piano. 1932. Dur: 5'. Suitable for soprano/tenor or lyric mezzo. Text: R. Bojko (Proste kvety, 1924). Parts: MP3 1. Jitro (Morning); 2. Osirely (Orphaned). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.756, A41.512]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Milada Musilova (voice) and Frantisek Vrana (pno.) at Novy domov in Brno on 5.12.1933.

Sparks from ashes | Jiskry z popele, op. 5. Voice and piano. 1932-1933. Cycle of four songs. Dur: 11'29". Suitable for soprano/tenor, or lyric mezzo. Text: Bohdan Jelinek (Spisy Bohdana Jelinka, 1880). Parts: 1. Ty stare pisne v dusi zni mi (Those old melodies echo in my soul), Dur: 2'48". 2. Jak na hedvabny mech jsem hlavu kladl na bila nadra tva (Like on silk moss I laid my head on your white bosom), Dur: 2'30". 3. O, zustan jeste moje divko draha (Oh, stay yet, my dear girl) Dur: 2'57". 4. A tahnou myslenky teskne (Melancholy thoughts), Dur: 3'54. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.748 dated 1932, compare A40.596 dated 1933]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Freda Herseth (mezzo-soprano) and Timothy Cheek (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 24.1.2002.

January | Leden. Voice and quintet. 1933. Dur: 4'25". MP3 Scoring: soprano/tenor, fl., 2 vn., vc., pno. Suitable for soprano/tenor or lyric mezzo (the range is an octave and a sixth: B below middle C to G-sharp, with most of it in the middle register). Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Zpatecni listek, 1932). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.727]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Caroline Helton (soprano), Amy Porter (flute), Stephen Shipps and Andrew Jennings (violin), Anthony Elliott (violoncello), and Timothy Cheek (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan School of Music on 19.1.2003. See this analysis of the song (in English).

Sonata appassionata, op. 6. Piano. 1933. Dur: 17'. MP3 Parts: 1. Maestoso. 2.Theme and Variations (Theme: Andante cantabile. Variations: 1.Piu mosso, 2.Scherzando, 3.Con moto, 4.Vivace, 5.Largo. 6.Vivo). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.736]; Agraf [Frg]: KE. Ms-F: UKB. Ed: Amos Editio (2006). CD: Koch Records (2008), Stylton Records (2010), Czech Radio (2011). Premiered by Frantisek Jilek at a concert of the Brno Conservatory in Besedni dum in Brno on 1.6.1934.

Piano concerto in D Minor | Koncert pro klavir a orchestr d moll, op. 7. 1934-35. Dur: 20'32. MP3 Scoring: Pno, Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 3 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Timp., Trg., T-T, Cymb., Harp, Strings. Parts: 1. Allegro entusiastico. 2. Largo. 3. Allegro. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.716a]. Ms (score): Cs-Bm [A29.716b,d], BC (Allegro entusiastico); Ms (pno. part): Cs-Bm [A40.598] and JAMU (complete); BC (Allegro entusiastico). ED: CRo (2014). MG: CRO-P (2010). CD, MP3: Czech Radio (2011, 2015). First movement was premiered by the Brno Conservatory Orchestra with Ludvik Kundera (pno.) and Vitezslava Kapralova (conductor) at the 3rd graduation concert of the Brno Conservatory at Stadion Hall in Brno on 17.6.1935 at 19:30. The complete work was given its first performance in Brno Radiojournal by the Brno Radio Orchestra, with Ludvik Kundera (pno.) and Kapralova as conductor, on 15.10.1936. See this analysis (in English) and program notes (in Czech).

Two bouquets of flowers | Dve kyticky. Piano. 1935. Dur: 3'. Two miniatures for piano. Parts: 1. Kyticka fialek (Small bouquet of violets). 2. Kyticka svatych listu (Small bouquet of fallen leaves), second version is entitled Podzimni listi (Autumn leaves). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.734]. Ed: Certosa Verlag (2011). Premiered by Nicholas Susi at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 24.9.2015.

String quartet | Smyccovy kvartet, op. 8. 1935-36. String quartet. Dur: 22'21" (uncut version). Parts: 1. Con brio (1935). 2. Lento (1936). 3. Allegro con variazioni (1936). Agraf (score): Cs-Bm [A29.728]. Agraf-F (score): JAMU. Ms (parts): KE, CHF, JAMU. Ed: Czech Radio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P; CD: Studio Matous (1998); ArcoDiva (2006); uncut version: Czech Radio (2012). MP3: CRo (2014). Premiered by Moravian Quartet in Brno on 5.10.1936. See these important performance instructions (in English).

Grotesque passacaglia | Groteskni passacaglia. Piano. 1935. Dur: 2'25". Agraf: presumed lost. MP3 Ed: Tempo XV/6 (1935), Amos Editio (2010). CD: Tomas Visek (2001); Stylton (2010). First performance unknown.

Three piano pieces | Tri klavirni kusy, op. 9. Piano. 1935. Dur: 8'32". Parts: 1. Praeludium. Dur: 4'03". 2. Raci kanon (Crab canon). Dur: 1'25". 3. Scherzo Passacaglia. Dur: 3'05". Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.737]. Agraf-F: NM CMH. Ed: Amos Editio (2010). CD (1,2): Stylton (2010); CD (complete): Czech Radio (2011). Premiered by Karel Solc at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Umelecka Beseda Hall in Prague on 23.10.1936. For more information, see these notes.

An apple from the lap | Jablko s klina, op. 10. Voice and piano. 1934-1936. Cycle of four songs. Dur: 8'43". Suitable for medium voice (range: middle C to high G). Text: Jaroslav Seifert (Jablko s klina, 1933). Parts: 1. Pisen na vrbovou pistalku (Song on a willow fife, from 1934). MP3 2. Ukolebavka (Lullaby, from 1936). 3. Bezvetri (Calm, from 1936). 4. Jarni pout (Spring fair, from 1936). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.747]. Ed: (2) Eva 1936/4; (1-4) HMUB (1938), Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Masa Fleischerova (voice) and Ludvik Kundera (pno.) at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 17.12.1936. See these directions for performers (in Czech), and this detailed analysis (in English).

Spring on the meadows | Jaro na polonine. Piano. 1936. Miniature for piano. Agraf: unknown.

Little song | Pisnicka. Piano. 1936. Dur: 1'30". MP3 Ms: Cs-Bm [A32.046]. Ed: Melpa (1936), Kapralova Society (2011). MG: CRO-Bo, BBC. CD: Koch Records (2008). First performance unknown. Download the score courtesy of the Kapralova Society.

Sad evening | Smutny vecer. Voice and orchestra. 1936(?). Dur: 3'23". Possibly a part of a collection of orchestral songs. Scoring: soprano/tenor, 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., Cel., Cym., Strings. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.725]. E: USO (orch. completed Timothy Cheek). Ed (orchestral version): Czech Radio (2016); (piano version): Amos Editio (2011). MP3 MP3: The Art Song Project (2013). The voice and piano version was premiered by Kimberly Haynes (soprano) and Timothy Cheek (pno.) at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, United States, on 19.11.2011. It was first recorded by Helene Lindqvist and Philipp Vogler and released as part of The Art Song Project. The original orchestral version was premiered by Nicholas Phan (tenor) and the University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Kiesler at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, United States, on 25.9.2015.

Military sinfonietta | Vojenska symfonieta, op. 11. Symphony orchestra. 1936-1937. Dur: 14'35". MP3 Scoring: Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., E.H., E-flat Cl., 2 B-flat Cl., Bs. Cl., 2 Bn., Cbsn., 6 Hn., 3 B-flat Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Timp., Glock., Xyl., tubular bells, Cel., S.D., B.D., Tamb., T-T, Cym., Trg., Pno., Harp, Strings. Agraf (piano reduction, 1936): RF-dm [Aa1049]. Agraf-F (1936): PBM. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.722]. Ed: Melantrich (November 1938), CHF (1958), CRo (2005). G: Supraphon (1958); CD: Studio Matous (1998), Czech Radio (2015). MP3: Czech Radio (2014), Supraphon (reissue, 2015). Premiered by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of the composer, at a concert organized by the National Women's Council in Lucerna Hall, Prague, on 26.11.1937.

Forever | Navzdy, op. 12. Voice and piano. 1936-37. Cycle of three songs. Dur: 7'36". Suitable for high voice (range: middle C to high A). Text (1,2): Jan Carek (Hvezdy na nebi, 1934) and (3) Jaroslav Seifert (Jablko s klina, 1933). Parts: MP3 1. Navzdy (Forever, from 1937), Dur: 2'30". 2. Cim je muj zal (What is my sorrow, from 1937), Dur: 3'. MP3 3. Ruce (Hands, from 1936), also under the title Pisen jednoho vecera (Song of one evening), Dur: 2'. Two versions of Forever are known: one for voice and piano and the other for voiceband and Fl., Ob., B-flat Cl., Hn., Trg., S.D., harp, Vn., Vc. Agraf: Cs-Bm (voice and piano version [A29.724]; Pisen jednoho vecera [55.014]; voiceband version [40.597]). Ed: HM (1949); Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003), Centaur Records (2008). First known concert performance of the cycle was given by Jarmila Vavrdova (soprano) and Frantisek Vrana (pno.) at Umelecka Beseda in Prague on 9.11.1937 (radio premiere: Prague, 3.10.1937).

Ostinato fox. Piano. 1937. Dur: 2'. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.735, A39.868], Ed: SPM (2007). First known performance by Virginia Eskin at the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, MA on 25.1.2009.

Three small piano pieces for children | Tri klavirni skladbicky pro deti. Piano. 1937. Three piano miniatures. Parts: 1. Jarni popevek (Spring tune). 2. Prvni bol (First sorrow). 3. Ukolebavka (Lullaby). Agraf: presumed lost. (1) and (2) premiered on 31.5.1937 in Prague by a pupil of Prof. R. Sichova.

April preludes | Dubnova preludia, op. 13. Piano. 1937. Four piano preludes. Dur: 9'30". MP3 Parts: 1. Allegro ma non troppo. 2. Andante. 3. Andante semplice. 4. Vivo. Agraf: presumed lost. Ed(complete): HMUB (1938); (1) HM (1947), (3) Editio Praga (1999). Ms (arr. Josef Ceremuga for piano trio): CHF (1976). G (1,3): Ultraphon (1947?); (1-4) Supraphon (1975). CD: Northeastern Records (1992), Studio Matous (1998), Koch Records (2008), Stylton (2010), DB Productions (2016). MP3: iTunes (2014; reissue Supraphon 1975), Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Dana Setkova at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 5.10.1937.

Waving farewell | Sbohem a satecek, op. 14. Voice and piano. 1937. Dur. 6'07". Suitable for higher voice (range: B to high A, with optional high A-sharp, ff). Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Sbohem a satecek, 1934). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.749], Agraf(Frg): PBM. Ed: HMUB (1947), Amos Editio (2005). CD: Stylton (1996), Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Jarmila Vavrdova (soprano) and the author (pno.) at the Victoria College in Prague on 19.6.1937.

Carol | Koleda. Voice and piano. 1937. Text: folk song "V trni vrabce c(v)irikaju". Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.753]. Ed: LN, Christmas 1937; Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). First concert performance: Irene Maessen (soprano) and Marja Bon (pno.) at the Jagthuis Festival, Nederhost den Berg, The Netherlands, on 26.5.2006.

Christmas wishes | Vanocni prani. Piano. 1937. Six miniatures for piano, composed for friends as Christmas gifts. Agraf: unknown.

Ilena, op. 15. Cantata for soli, mixed chorus, orchestra, and reciter. 1937-38. Dur: 25'. Scoring: S solo, T solo, B solo, SATB, narrator, Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Trg., Timp., Tamb., Cym., Pno., Harp, Strings. Text: L'udmila Podjavorinska (Balady, 1931). Four-part orchestral ballad-cantata: Part 1. (theme 1932, score 1937); Part 2. Choruses (1937-38); Part 3. Melodrama (1938); Part 4. (1938). Agraf (piano reduction, sch, frg orch. score): Cs-Bm [A29.723]. R.Ms: JAMU (reconstr.orch. score Martin Kostas, 2007). Premiered by Brno Academic Choir and Gaudeamus Brno conducted by Katarina Maslejova, Brno Philharmonic conducted by Ondrej Tajovsky, with soloists Irena Lukacova (soprano), Vaclav Barth (tenor), Martin Frybort (baritone) and Roman Groszmann (reciter) in Besedni dum, Brno on 31.5. 2007. Read this detailed description and analysis of the work.

Trio for woodwind instruments | Trio pro dechove nastroje. Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon. 1937-38. Unfinished. Reconstr. Stéphane Egeling (2011). Agraf (Frg.): Cs-Bm [A29.758]. R.Ms: Trio Lézard. Ed: Egge-Verlag (2011). Premiered by Trio Lézard during the Mitte Europa Festival at the Decin Castle in Decin, Czech Republic, on 22.6.2011.

Variations sur le carillon de l'église St-Etienne du Mont, op. 16. Piano. 1938. Dur: 8'30". Also known as: Sest malych variaci na zvony kostela St. Etienne du Mont (Six small variations on the bells of the St. Etienne du Mont church). MP31-4 MP3 5-6. Parts: Theme (Andante). Variations: 1. Piu vivo. 2. Allegretto. 3. Lento ma non troppo. 4. Quasi etude vivo. 5. Choral. 6. Allegro, Coda (Andante maestoso). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.739]. Ed: La Sirene Editions Musicales (1938), re-listed with Max Eschig (2001). MG: CRO-Bo, KS, CBC. AV: CTV-Bo. CD: Koch Records (2008), Czech Radio (2011). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Ludvik Kundera in Brno on 27.3.1938.

Two choruses for women's voices | Dva zenske sbory, op. 17. Women's choir a cappella. 1936-37. Text: Ondrej Prikryl (Hanacky pesnicke, 1936). Parts: 1. "Vezdicka" (1936). 2. "Potpolis" (1936-37). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.730]. Ms(arr.): MZK (1. Zdenek Kanak, 1946; 2. Bretislav Bakala, 1950). Ed (2): Editio Supraphon (1976). Vezdicka was premiered by the Vitezslava Kapralova Women's Choir conducted by Miroslav Krcma and with Vera Baborovska (pno.) in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 23.1.1955.

Hymn of the volunteer nurses of the Czechoslovak Red Cross | Hymna dobrovolnych sester CsCK. Two female voices and piano. 1938. 3 versions: in G Major (sch), B Major and A-flat Major. Text: Pavla Krickova. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.755], Ms-F: MZK, JAMU. Premiere unknown. First (known) public performance by Shenika John Jordan (soprano), Christabel Nunoo (soprano), and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 20.9.2015.

Waving farewell, for voice and orchestra | Sbohem a satecek, pro zpev a orchestr. 1938. Dur - 5'16". Suitable for higher voice (range: B to high A, with optional high A-sharp, ff). Scoring: soprano/tenor, 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., Bs. Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., Timp., Perc., Pno., Strings. Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Sbohem a satecek, 1934). Agraf (Frg.): Cs-Bm [A29.750, A29.758]. Ms (score and parts): CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. G: Supraphon (1975). CD: Studio Matous (1998). MP3: iTunes (2014; Supraphon 1975). Premiered by Marie Reznickova and Zemske Theatre Orchestra with Rafael Kubelik (conductor) in Brno on 31.10.1940.

Seconds | Vteriny, op. 18. Voice and piano. 1936-39. Collection of 7 songs and a piano interlude. Dur: 13'16". Best suited for soprano/tenor. The songs are listed in their chronological order but should be performed in the following order: 1,6,7,3,5,4,8, and 2. MP3 1. "Bilym satkem mava kdo se louci" (Waving farewell with a white kerchief, from 1936). Also known as: K novemu roku (For the New Year). Dur: 1'10". Text: Jaroslav Seifert (Postovni holub, 1929). 2. "Novorocni" (New Year's Carol, from 1936). Also known as: Kdyz straze sve cas vymenuje (When time changes its guards). Dur: 0'56". Text: Josef Hora. 3. "Velikonoce" ( Easter, from 1937). Dur: 1'20". Text: Frana Sramek (Nove basne, 1928). 4. "Leta mlci leta jdou" (The years pass in silence, from 1937). Also known as: K narozeninam meho tatinka (For my dad's birthday) and Pisen nedozniva (The song doesn't die away). Dur: 1'52". Text: Frana Velkoborsky. 5. "Posmrtna variace" (Posthumous variation, from 1937). Interlude for piano. Dur: 1'11". Theme: Folk song "Taticku stary nas" (Our old dad). 6. "Rodny kraj" (Native region, from 1937). Also known as: Letni (Summer song). Dur: 2'50". Text: Jan Carek (Hvezdy na nebi, 1934). 7. "Koleda milostna" (Love carol, from 1938). Also known as: Pisen milostna (Love song). Dur: 1'37". Text: Moravian folk song (in the collection by Frantisek Susil: Moravske narodni pisne). 8. "Muj mily clovece" (My dear one, from 1939). Also known as: Koleda (Carol). Dur: 1'55". Text: Folk song. Agraf (1-8): Cs-Bm [A29.752]. Agraf (3): private collection of Renata Helfertova-Trtilkova. Agraf-F (3,7): KE. Ms: KE. Ed: (2) Melantrich (1937); (3,5) LN (28.3.1937, 18.9.1937); (7) Editio Supraphon (1974, 1998); (8) Program D40 (24.10.1939); (1-8) Amos Editio (2005). CD (3): Studio Matous (1998); (1-8): Supraphon (2003). Read this description and analysis of the collection. Premiered by Jaroslava Vymazalova and Jaroslava Dobra (voice), and Jan Hus Tichy (pno.) at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 26.11.1945.

Suita rustica, op. 19. Suite from Czech folk songs and dances. Symphony orchestra. 1938. Dur: 15'. MP3 Scoring: Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Timp., Trg., Perc., Harp, Strings. Parts: 1. Allegro rustico. 2. Lento.Vivo.Lento. 3. Allegro ma non troppo. The suite quotes from Moravian, Slovak, Silesian and Czech folk songs. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.721]. Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. G: Supraphon (1975). CD: Czech Radio (2015). MP3: iTunes (2014; reissue Supraphon 1975). Premiered by the Czech Radio Orchestra and Bretislav Bakala (conductor) in Brno on 16.4.1939. Performed as a ballet in Judl's choreography by the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre and The National Theatre Orchestra conducted by Bohumir Liska at the National Theatre in Brno on 23.10.1945.

Elegy | Elegie. Violin and piano. 1939. Dur: 3'35". MP3 Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.744]. Ms: KE, JAMU. Ed: Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-P, KS, UMSM. CC: JMA. AV: UMTV. CD: Koch Records (2008), Albany Records (2008), BDDS (2011). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Jan Sedivka (violin) and Vitezslava Kapralova (pno.) on 28.2.1939 in Paris, at the Cercle International de Jeunesse.

A Karel Capek | Karlu Capkovi. Melodrama for reciter, violin, and piano. 1939. Dur: 4'. MP3 Text: Vitezslav Nezval, trans. in French by M.L. Hirsch. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.757]. Agraf-F: NM CMH. E:UMSM. Ed: CRo (2011). G: Supraphon (5/12; 1983). MP3: Czech Radio (2014). Premiered by Vera Uhlirova (violin) and Vitezslava Kapralova (pno.) at a concert co-presented by the Association des Etudiants Tchécoslovaques and the Colonie Tchécoslovaque de Paris at the Office du Tourisme de Tchécoslovaquie in Paris on 15.2.1939.

Sonatina. Violin and piano. 1939. Agraf (sch): unknown.

Song of the workers of the Lord | Pisen delniku Pane. Voice and piano. 1939. Agraf: unknown. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). Premiered by Kira Slovacek (soprano) and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 20.9.2015.

Partita per pianoforte ed orchestra d'archi, op. 20. Piano and string orchestra. 1938-39. Dur: 19'25". MP3 Parts: 1. Allegretto energico. 2. Andantino. 3. Presto. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.718]. Ed: Svoboda (1948), Czech Radio (2006). G: Supraphon (1963, 1975). CD: Studio Matous (1998), Czech Radio (2015). MP3: iTunes (2014; Supraphon 1975). AV: CTV-Bo. Premiered by Jan Erml (pno.) and the Czech Radio Orchestra conducted by Bretislav Bakala in Brno on 20.11.1941.

Concertino for violin, clarinet and orchestra | Concertino pro housle, klarinet a orchestr, op. 21. 1939. Dur: 13'06". MP3 Scoring: violin, clarinet, and orchestra (2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 B-flat Tpt., 3 Tbn., Timp., Cym., Bell, Pno., Strings). Parts: 1. Andante ma non troppo. 2. 3. Vivo. (1) and (3) reconstructed by Milos Stedron, (2) reconstructed by Leos Faltus. Agraf (sch): Cs-Bm [A29.717]. R.Ms: Baerenreiter (reconstr. Stedron and Faltus, 2000). Ed: Baerenreiter (2003). AV: CTV-Bo. CD: Czech Radio (2015). First performed by Pavel Busek (clarinet), Pavel Wallinger (violin), and Czech Chamber Soloists with Tomas Hanus (conductor) in the recording studio of the Czech Radio at Kounicova Street in Brno on 21.2.2001. Public premiere was given by the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic, with soloists Pavel Busek (clarinet) and Pavel Wallinger (violin), and Tomas Hanus (conductor) in Hradec Kralove on 10.1.2002.

Sung into the distance | Zpivano do dalky, op. 22. Voice and piano. 1939. Dur: 6'40". Suitable for any voice. Text: Viktor Kripner (Svety beze jmena, 1938). Cycle of three songs: 1. Pisen Tve nepritomnosti (Song of your absence). 2. Polohlasem (Under one's breath). MP3 3. Jarni (Spring song). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.754]. Agraf-F: MZK. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Ruzena Herlingerova and the composer in Paris on 30.6.1939.

Prélude de Noël. Chamber orchestra. 1939. Dur: 2'30". Scoring: 2 Fl., 2 Ob., Hn., Tpt., Pno., Harp, 4 Vn. I, 4 Vn. II, 3 Vc. Agraf(score): CRO-Bo. Ms (score and parts): RF-dm. Ms (parts): CRO-Bo. Ms-F (score): PBM, BMI. MG: WTAMU. Ed: Czech Radio (2002). MP3: Czech Radio (2014). Premiered during the Paris PTT Radio program "Noël à Prague," broadcast to occupied Czechoslovakia on 24.12.1939.

Christmas carol | Vanocni koleda. Voice and piano. 1939. Dur; 1'13". Text and theme: Adam Vaclav Michna z Otradovic ("Chtic aby spal tak zpivala synackovi," 1647). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.751]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). First public performance by Marta Vavrova and Petr Vasicek (pno.) in Komensky Schule in Vienna, Austria, on 16.6. 2007.

In the Czech land | V zemi ceske. Voice and piano. 1939. Text: Jan Carek (V zemi ceske). Agraf (sch): KE. Ms: MZK (arr. Z. Kanak for women's choir, 25.8.1954). Ms-F: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). Premiered by Martha Guth (soprano) and Trevor Chartrand (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, Univesity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 21.9.2015. Kanak's arrangement for women's choir and piano was first performed by Vitezslava Kapralova Women's Choir conducted by Miroslav Krcma and accompanied by Vera Baborovska (pno.) in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 23.1.1955.

Two fanfares | Dve fanfary. (1) Fanfare for 2 horns, 2 C-trumpets and timpani. 1939. Ded. Agraf: PBM. Agraf-F: KS. Ed: KS (2015). Premiered by Kathleen Patrick [Hn], Morgan Wynne [Hn.], Chris O'Brien [Tpt.], and Andrew Gilliam [Tpt.] at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 26.9.2015. (2) Slavnostni fanfara (Festive fanfare). Piano. 1940. Ded. Agraf: AB (private collection). Agraf-F: KE, BMI. Ms (arr. brass quintet: Hn., 2 B-Tpt., Tbn., Tba): KE (arr. Vladimir Werner, 2004). The brass quintet version was premiered by Stepan Ruda and Vit Otahal (Tpt.), Karel Valenta (Hn.), Stanislav Cajka (Tbn.), Martin Kupka (Tba), and Josef Cecava (cond.) at the Jiri Mahen Library in Brno on 14.12.2004.

Two dances for piano | Dva tance pro klavir, op. 23. Piano. 1939-1940. Agraf (1)(sch): Cs-Bm [A29.741]. Agraf (2): presumed lost.

Opus 24. Unknown.

Music for the stage, radio, and screen. 1940. Stage music for Frantisek Langer's play Velbloud uchem jehly. Agraf: unknown. Radio music commissions included four miniatures for solo instruments and trio ensembles: 1. Le Cocher (2 Vn., Vc.). 2. Le Juif (2 Vn., Cb.). 3. Fanfare de l'église de Cracovie (Tpt.). 4. Le Mendiant (acc.). Agraf: RF-dm. Premiere of the play took place at the Theatre des Arts in Paris on 29.3.1940 but it is unknown whether the production included Kapralova's music. Broadcast premiere of radio pieces is unknown.

Tales of a small flute | Povidky male fletny. Flute and piano. 1940. Three short pieces. Agraf (1,2)(sch): Cs-Bm [A29.746]. Agraf (3): unknown. Ed (Agraf-F): JS (2011). Ed (1,2): Amos Editio (2014). Nos. 1 and 2 were premiered by Lucie Brotbek (flute) and Nadia Belneeva (piano) at the Flute Festival 2013 Freiburg, Germany, on 22.3.2013.

Military march | Vojensky pochod. Chamber orchestra. 1940. Scoring: 2 Ob., 2 Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C-Tpt., Tbn., Tba., Tamb., Cym., B.D., Pno., Vn., Vla., Vc. Agraf (Frg): Cs-Bm [A29.758]. Possibly performed but the performance details are not known.

Letter | Dopis. Voice and piano. 1940. Dur: 2'28". Suitable for baritone/mezzo. Text: Petr Kricka (Hoch s lukem, 1924). Agraf: ME? Agraf-F: KE. Ms: UMSM. Ed: Mucha (1988); Opus Musicum 98/4-5, Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Otto Kraus (baritone) and Vitezslava Kapralova (pno.) at the Ecole normale de musique in Paris on 4.5.1940.

Deux ritournelles pour violoncelle et piano, op. 25. 1940. Dur: 4'13". Agraf (score): Cs-Bm [A 29.745]. Agraf (cello part): KE. Ms: KE, CHF, JAMU. E: KS. Ed: Baerenreiter (2003). CD: Studio Matous (1998). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Karel Neumann (violoncello) and Vilem Tausky (pno.) on 20.5.1941 in London.