5.12.2002  rubrika: Title - Classical

Christmas Prelude - Vítězslava Kaprálová

Vítězslava Kaprálová - Christmas Prelude - Foto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Vítězslava Kaprálová - Christmas PreludeFoto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Christmas Prelude is three minutes of vivid chamber music. Clear bucolic motif in colour of French horn and oboe with the background of string sixteenth notes is in major and minor simultaneously.

The colour of harp and piano that we can only occasionally glimpse through the mighty string sound calls for an immediate association with the instrumentation we know from the works of Bohuslav Martinů, incidentally Kaprálová's favorite. The same applies to the joyful spark of clear major harmony that sometimes springs out of lightly discordant structures. 

Other compositions by Vítězslava Kaprálová published in Czech Radio:
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D Minor
Military Sinfonietta op. 11
Partita for Piano and String Orchestra
Sad evening
String Quartet No. 1, op. 8
Suita rustica, op. 19
Suite en miniature, op. 1
Two Choruses for Women’s Voices, op. 17 

Parts only for hire at nakladatelstvi@rozhlas.cz 


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instrumentation2fl, 2ob, cor, trb, arp, pfte, archi
publ.No.R 022
distribution price195 CZK

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