VÍTĚZSLAVA KAPRÁLOVÁ (1915-1940): Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 7, Military Sinfonietta, Op. 11, Suite en miniature, Op. 1, Waving Farewell for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 14, Sad Evening*, Prélude de Noël. * - First Recording.
Catalogue Number: 07X006
Description: Despite her tragically early death at the age of 25, Kaprálová left a portfolio of more than 50 works of the highest craftsmanship and inspiration. this selection of her orchestral music, recorded at the Kaprálová Festival in Michigan, includes the work that won her international esteem in 1938, the Military Sinfonietta, abounding in youthful energy and brilliant colors and the 23-minute piano concerto of 1935 which marries virtuosity with lyricism, while the orchestral songs are both atmospheric and striking. Czech-English texts. Nicholas Phan (tenor), Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano), University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Kieler.