Vítězslava Kaprálová – Sheet Music & Scores

Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915-1940) was one of the first female conductors, and despite her life being cut tragically short, she made a huge impact on the classical music world, and she is widely remembered and performed to this day. Browse our sheet music and scores, and explore all her marvellous works today.

A childhood full of beautiful music

Vítězslava Kaprálová was born in 1915 into a family of musicians. Her father Václav Kaprál was a well-known composer from Brno, a student of Leoš Janáček and owner of a flourishing music school, while her mother Vítězslava was a singing teacher. Thanks to her parents, Vítězslava junior was able to develop her musical talent at an early age, and she finished her first composition, “In the realm of fairy tales”, at the young age of 9.

The student years

Kaprálová graduated from the Brno Conservatoire in 1935, conducting her own Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op.7 to great acclaim. She then continued her composition studies at the Prague Conservatory with Vítězslav Novák and the prominent conductor Václav Talich. She completed her studies in Prague with the premier of what is probably her most famous composition, the Military Sinfonietta, she conducted the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and President Edvard Beneš, to whom the composition is dedicated, was in the audience. The composition has an organic nationalistic feel, and depicts her relationship to nature, to her homeland and to democracy.

The world will hear a lot from me…

From 1937, Kaprálová lived in Paris, after winning a French state scholarship to study conducting with Charles Munch. She also received private lessons from her compatriot Bohuslav Martinů, with whom she became romantically involved. Kaprálová enjoyed great success at the International Society for Contemporary Music’s Festival in London, where she performed her Sinfonietta with the BBC Orchestra.

“I opened the concert right after the anthem. A mister told me that my number was the best yet and that the world would hear so much from me that one day I would remember it.”

Kaprálová died three years later, only two months after her marriage to Jiří Mucha, the son of the famous painter Alfons Mucha, from a misdiagnosed tuberculosis:

“I felt that she was moving away, that one by one the ties that bound her to this world were being torn apart, and only love remained. She held me with both hands, but she was leaving. She heard the music. “It’s Juliette...” Waves of rain rustled on the window. It was beginning to dawn. Her breath was getting shorter. Then it stopped for good. I put my hand over her eyes and said... Goodbye, Vitka.” Jiří Mucha

The works of Vítězslava Kaprálová

During her short life, Kaprálová composed over 40 works that are still frequently performed on concert stages, especially in Western Europe. Her legacy is nurtured by the Kaprálova Society which is based in Toronto, Canada. Kaprálova wrote mainly orchestral works, chamber music and piano works.

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Variations sur le Carillon op. 16

de l'eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 432022

13.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Vítězslava Kaprálová

Partita op. 20

for: Piano, string orchestra

Score

Item no.: 1015109

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Vítězslava Kaprálová - Dubnová Preludia

Dubnová Preludia

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Dubnová Preludia

op. 13, No. 4, Vivo

for: Piano

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Vítězslava Kaprálová - Groteskní Passacaglia

Groteskní Passacaglia

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Groteskní Passacaglia

for: Piano

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Dubnová Preludia

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Dubnová Preludia

op. 13, No. 2, Andante

for: Piano

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Vítězslava Kaprálová - April Preludes

April Preludes (mp3-Audio)

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April Preludes

op. 13, No. 2, Andante

for: Piano

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Vítězslava Kaprálová - Grotesque Passacaglia

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Grotesque Passacaglia

for: Piano

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April Preludes (mp3-Audio)

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April Preludes

op. 13, No. 1, Allegro ma non troppo

for: Piano

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Dubnová Preludia

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Dubnová Preludia

op. 13, No. 3, Andante semplice

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

April Preludes

op. 13, No. 3, Andante semplice

for: Piano

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Vítězslava Kaprálová - Dubnová Preludia

Dubnová Preludia

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Dubnová Preludia

op. 13, No. 1, Allegro ma non troppo

for: Piano

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Item no.: 1357221

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Vítězslava Kaprálová - April Preludes

April Preludes (mp3-Audio)

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

April Preludes

op. 13, No. 4, Vivo

for: Piano

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Item no.: 1351101

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Sonata Appassionata op. 6

for: Piano

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Item no.: 1015149

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

5 Piano Compositions

for: Piano

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Christmas Prelude

for: Chamber orchestra

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Item no.: 780782

23.50 €plus shipping
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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Karlu Čapkovi

melodram na text Vítězslava Nezvala

for: Narrator, violin, viola, cello, piano

Score

Item no.: 1015151

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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Piano Concerto op. 7

for: Piano, orchestra

Score

Item no.: 1015104

27.74 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
Vítězslava Kaprálová

2 Blumenbouquets

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 1015295

9.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Vítězslava Kaprálová

Pieces from Childhood

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 1109016

17.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Vítězslava Kaprálová

3 Pieces op.9 and Grotesque Passacaglia

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 1015126

15.00 €plus shipping
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Vítězslava Kaprálová

String Quartet no.1 op.8

for: 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 1015131

23.90 €plus shipping
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Vítězslava Kaprálová

Military Symfonietta

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 1015097

20.63 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
Vítězslava Kaprálová

Dubnová preludia op .13

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 1015232

7.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Vítězslava Kaprálová

Potpoliš op. 17

for: Women's choir (SSAA) a cappella

Vocal score

Item no.: 1015117

2.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Vítězslava Kaprálová

String Quartett op. 8

for: 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet)

Score

Item no.: 1015084

52.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
Vítězslava Kaprálová

Christmas Prelude

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score

Item no.: 1015100

16.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.

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