Captions

Photo #1 Little Vitezslava with her mother (August 1916) / Vitulka s matkou Vitezslavou (srpen 1916).
Photo courtesy of the Bohuslav Martinu Memorial in Policka.

Photo #2 Ten-year-old Vitezslava (November 1925) had already composed several pieces for piano / Desetileta Vitezslava (listopad 1925), ktera v tomto veku byla jiz autorkou nekolika klavirnich skladbicek.
Photo: Atelier F. Racek, Brno. Photo courtesy of the Bohuslav Martinu Memorial in Policka.

Photo #3 Teenage Vitezslava (ca 1930) / Asi patnactileta Vitezslava
Photo courtesy of the Kapralova Estate.

Photo #4 Vitezslava posing in her conductor tuxedo, at the premiere of her piano concerto on June 17, 1935 at the Brno Conservatory / Vitezslava pri premiere sve absolventske prace na brnenske konzervatori - koncertu pro klavir a orchestr d moll, ktery dne 17. cervna 1935 sama dirigovala.
Photo: Atelier Klaska, Kralovo Pole. Previously published by HMUB (1949).

Photo #5 Vitezslava's note to her father (16.6.1937) refers to an upcoming concert of her sinfonietta and the premiere of her song "Waving Farewell" / Dopisni listek otci ze dne 16.6.1937, v nemz se zminuje o nadchazejicim koncertu vojenske symfoniety a premiere pisne Sbohem a satecek.
Document courtesy of Josef Kapral, the Kapralova Estate.

Photo #6 Concert poster announcing the Prague premiere of Kapralova's Military Sinfonietta (26.11.1937). Interestingly, despite Vaclav Talich's name on the program, it was K.B. Jirak who conducted Dvorak's Ouverture and Suk's Asrael / Plakat oznamujici prazskou premieru Vojenske symfonietty - ackoliv na programu je uvedeno vedle Kapralove take jmeno Vaclava Talicha, Talich v nem nevystoupil a v den koncertu prevzal rizeni Dvorakova a Sukova dila K.B. Jirak.
Poster courtesy of Josef Kapral, the Kapralova Estate.

Photo #7 Vitezslava rehearses her Military Sinfonietta with the Czech Philharmonic in Smetana Hall of the Obecni dum in Prague in November 1937 / Vitezslava Kapralova pri zkousce Vojenske symfoniety s Ceskou filharmonii pred jeji premierou ve Smetanove sini Obecniho domu v Praze v listopadu 1937.
Previously published by the Union of Czech Composers (1958).

Photo #8 Conducting class of Charles Munch (Vitezslava sits next to Munch - she is the fourth person from the left in the first row). Photograph taken on 13.1.1938 / Dirigentska trida Charlese Muncha (Vitezslava sedi v prvni rade jako ctvrta zleva na obrazku, vedle Charlese Muncha), fotografie porizena 13.1.1938.
Previously published by the Union of Czech Composers (1958).

Photo #9 Vitezslava among her friends on July 23, 1938 / Vitezslava mezi prateli dne 23. cervence 1938
From left to right / zleva doprava: Bohuslav Martinu, Vitezslava, Petr Kricka, Jaroslav Kricka.
Photo: Oldrich Duchoslav, 1938. Courtesy of the Duchoslav Family.

Photo #10 Vitezslava Kapralova (c1937)
Photo courtesy of Josef Kapral, the Kapralova Estate.


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kapralova in photographs and documents

vitezslava in 1916

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vitezslava in 1925

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vitezslava in 1930

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vitezslava in 1935. photo v. klaska, brno

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vitezslava's handwriting in 1937

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program poster

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vitezslava in 1937

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charles munch's class in 1938

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vitezslava in 1938. photo oldrich duchoslav

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vitezslava

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