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The Kaprálová Companion

Edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle - Contributions by Jindri?ka Bártová; Michael Beckerman; Timothy Cheek and Judith Mabary

The Kaprálová Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle, is a collection of biographical and analytical essays on Czech composer Vítezslava Kaprálová [1915–1940]. Accompanied by an annotated catalog of works, annotated chronology of life events, bibliography, discography, and a list of published works, The Kaprálová Companion is an essential, comprehensive guide to the composer's life and music. It is also the first book published on Kaprálová in English.

As readers will discover, the work of Vítezslava Kaprálová represents a progressive and distinctive voice in inter-war Czech musical culture. Despite her untimely death at the age of twenty-five, Kaprálová 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 Kaprálová Companion cover a variety of topics relevant to Kaprálová 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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Lexington Books
Pages: 240Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
978-0-7391-6723-6 • Hardback • November 2011 • $90.00 • (£60.00)
978-0-7391-6724-3 • eBook • November 2011 • $89.99 • (£60.00)
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.
Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Introduction: Vítezslava Kaprálová: A Biographical Sketch
Part 3 Part One
Chapter 4 Chapter One: Kaprálová in the Context of Czech Music
Chapter 5 Chapter Two: Kaprálová's Piano Works
Chapter 6 Chapter Three: Nav?dy (Forever) Kaprálová: Reevaluating the Czech Composer through Her Songs
Chapter 7 Chapter Four: Kaprálová and the Czech Tradition of Melodrama
Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Sinfonietta, Partita, Suita: Kaprálová's Orchestral Works
Part 9 Part Two
Chapter 10 Vítezslava Kaprálová: An Annotated Life Chronology
Chapter 11 Vítezslava Kaprálová: An Annotated Catalog of Works
Chapter 12 Vítezslava Kaprálová: Comprehensive Bibliography
Chapter 13 Vítezslava Kaprálová: Published Works
Chapter 14 Vítezslava Kaprálová: Discography
Chapter 15 Acknowledgements
Chapter 16 Appendix A: Bibliography
Chapter 17 Index
Chapter 18 About the Authors
• Short-listed, F.X. Salda Award (2012)