Stylton (2010)
TT: 64'36". Available online from Stylton.
Renata Bialasova, piano





Vitezslava Kapralova (1915-1940)

Sonata appassionata, op.6
1/ Maestoso [7:47]
2/ Thema con variazioni [11:25]

Three Piano Pieces, op. 9
3/ Preludium [5:09] (world premiere)
4/ Crab Canon [1:37] (world premiere)
5/ Grotesque Passacaglia [2:40] [1]

April Preludes, op. 13
6/ Allegro ma non troppo [2:04]
7/ Andante [3:03]
8/ Andante semplice [2:11]
9/ Vivo [1:55]

Variations sur le Carillon de l´Eglise St-Etienne du Mont, op.16
10/ Théme – Andante. Piu vivo [1:29]
11/ Allegretto [0:16]
12/ Lento ma non troppo [1:27]
13/ Quasi étude vivo [0:43]
14/ Choral [2:06]
15/ Allegro. Coda – Andante moderato [2:36]

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)

Préludes pour piano
16/ Prélude en forme de blues [3:16]
17/ Prélude en forme de scherzo [1:16]
18/ Prélude en forme d´andante [3:09]
19/ Prélude en forme de danse [2:33]
20/ Prélude en forme de capriccio [1:26]
21/ Prélude en forme de largo [3:20]
22/ Prélude en forme d´étude [1:20]
23/ Prélude en forme de fox-trot [1:22]

This project was initiated by Renata Bialasova and produced by Stylton, an independent label based in Ostrava, Czech Republic. It has been financially assisted by The Kapralova Society and OSA.


Recording director : Frantisek Mixa
Sound engineer : Radek Roubal
Mastering : Radek Roubal
Sleeve note : Jindra Bartova
Translation : Eva Horova
Cover : BEKROS Brno
Cover art : Bedriska Kovarova

Recorded in November 2009 in the Music Studio of the Czech Radio Ostrava

Renata Bialasová studied piano at the Brno Conservatory under prof. Josefa Hloušková and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Slovakia) under prof. Eva Fischerová. She advanced her piano interpretation method at international piano interpretation courses in Brno (the Czech Republic) and Weimar (Germany), where she studied under prof. Bernard Ringeissen. During her studies she won several international piano competitions (Cencertino Praga, Beethoven Competition in Hradec nad Moravicí, Smetana Competition in Hradec Králové and Martinu Competition in Paris). Besides performing at solo piano recitals, Renata Bialasová also plays 4 hands repertoire together with her father, Milan Bialas. She has performed on concert stages in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, and Luxembourg. She has recorded for Stylton and her performances have been broadcast by radio stations in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. Renata Bialasová currently teaches piano performance at the Brno Conservatory.

The Kapralova Society Inc. is a non-profit arts organization based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by Karla Hartl in 1998, the society's mandate is to build awareness of women's contributions to musical life and to support projects that make available, in print and on compact disc, Kapralova's music.

Please note that the music recorded on this compact disc is in print and can be purchased directly from its publishers.