The Kapralova Companion

The Kapralova Companion

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The Kapralova Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle, is a collection of biographical and analytical essays on Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova [1915-1940]. Accompanied by an annotated catalog of works, annotated chronology of life events, bibliography, discography, and a list of published works, The Kapralova Companion is an essential, comprehensive guide to the composer's life and music. It is also the first book published on Kapralova in English. As readers will discover, the work of Vitezslava Kapralova represents a progressive and distinctive voice in inter-war Czech musical culture. Despite her untimely death at the age of twenty-five, Kapralova created an impressive body of work that has earned her the distinction of being considered the most important woman composer in the history of Czech music. Editors Hartl and Entwistle have gathered a roster of scholars from the United States, Canada, and the Czech Republic, whose contributions to The Kapralova Companion cover a variety of topics relevant to Kapralova and her times. It is not only be a welcome starting point for scholars and music lovers, but its critical essays also advance thought-provoking assessments of her music, engender further inquiries into aspects of her life and work, and inspire a new generation of performers.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 320 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739167243
  • 9780739167243

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction: Vitezslava Kapralova: A Biographical Sketch Part 3 Part One Chapter 4 Chapter One: Kapralova in the Context of Czech Music Chapter 5 Chapter Two: Kapralova's Piano Works Chapter 6 Chapter Three: Nav?dy (Forever) Kapralova: Reevaluating the Czech Composer through Her Songs Chapter 7 Chapter Four: Kapralova and the Czech Tradition of Melodrama Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Sinfonietta, Partita, Suita: Kapralova's Orchestral Works Part 9 Part Two Chapter 10 Vitezslava Kapralova: An Annotated Life Chronology Chapter 11 Vitezslava Kapralova: An Annotated Catalog of Works Chapter 12 Vitezslava Kapralova: Comprehensive Bibliography Chapter 13 Vitezslava Kapralova: Published Works Chapter 14 Vitezslava Kapralova: Discography Chapter 15 Acknowledgements Chapter 16 Appendix A: Bibliography Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Authors
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About Karla Hartl

Karla Hartl is chair of The Kapralova Society and chief editor, The Kapralova Society Journal.Erik Entwistle received his PhD in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and teaches music history at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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