Friday, August 16, 2013

Kaprálová's "Studeny vecer"

I don't know what to say. I'm thoroughly and pleasantly gasterflabbered. Czech composer Vítezslava Kaprálová's music is dear to me. If you click on the link, you can then click on the red "Studeny vecer" to go to the song recording (with an English translation of the lyrics). This song is made with her characteristic musical excellence, and it flows with that hard-to-describe, melodically eccentric Czech sensibility.

Here's what the Kapralova Society says:

We are proud to present a brilliant recording of Smutny vecer (Sad Evening, also: Cold Evening), courtesy of Helene Lindquist and Philipp Volger at The Art Song Project ( 
The previously unknown song of Kapralova was discovered by Karla Hartl of the Kapralova Society in 2006 and reconstructed by Timothy Cheek of the University of Michigan in 2011. The song was published the same year by AMOS EDITIO in Prague.

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