Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kapralova's Piano Concerto

In her concerto -- Brahmsian flourishes and inflections; Rachmaninoff moments of melancholy; Beethovian mystery to open the Largo, which later takes on some Shostakovitch vibes. 

But pervading through the whole piece -- "a certain slant of light" that I can only imagine to be Bohemian.

Ms. Kapralova was a remarkable composer, writing with natural, fierce, and imaginative flair.

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