The Kaprálová Companion by Karla HartlThe Kaprálová Companion by Karla Hartl

The Kaprálová Companion

EditorKarla Hartl, Erik EntwistleContribution byJindri?ka Bártová

Hardcover | November 10, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 645 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


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.
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.
Title:The Kaprálová CompanionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.45 × 6.39 × 0.83 inPublished:November 10, 2011Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739167235

ISBN - 13:9780739167236


Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Foreword:"This volume is the first scholarly effort in English attempting to put the puzzle of Kaprálová together in a coherent form. It represents the collective thought of the most serious scholars who have devoted themselves to studying Kaprálová and her work, and sets a high standard for those to follow."-Michael Beckerman, New York University