VITĚZSLAVA KAPRÁLOVÁ (1915-1940): Complete Piano Music - Sonata appassionata, Op. 6, Praeludium, Op. 9/1, Crab Canon, Op. 9/2, Grotesque Passacaglia, 5 Piano Compositions, April Preludes, Op. 13, Variations sur Le Carillon de l’Église St-Étienne-du-Mont, Op. 16, Dance (reconstr. Giorgio Koukl)*, 2 Bouquets of Flowers*, Little Song, Ostinato Fox*, Festive Fanfare*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 02S066
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Despite her tragically brief life, Kaprálová is now considered the most important female Czech composer of the 20th century, her prolific output abundant with fresh and bold ideas, passion, tenderness and youthful energy. This in-depth exploration, representing some of the very best of her music, such as the April Preludes (1937), the exquisite and sophisticated Variations (1938), the remarkable Sonata appassionata of 1933 and her final Dance (1940), reconstructed by the pianist from its only surviving sketch. Giorgio Koukl (piano).