String Quartet No. 1, op. 8 - Vítězslava Kaprálová

Vítězslava Kaprálová - Smyčcový kvartet č. 1, op. 8

Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915 - 1940) composed the three-movement String Quartet opus 8 in summer 1935 almost entirely during her holiday sojourn at a place she liked most: in a small village called Three Wells (Tři Studně) amidst the beautiful countryside of the Czech-Moravian Highlands.

The music of the quartet reflects the joy and self-assurance stemming from the recent success of her graduate's concert in Brno; she wrote as she felt. The nature of the piece is that of an undisturbed and worriless atmosphere of relaxation. It is an immediate reaction to the composer's life experiences; a bridge that unites the school and study period and the real life of an artist.

Other compositions by Vítězslava Kaprálová published in Czech Radio:
Christmas Prelude
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D Minor
Military Sinfonietta op. 11
Partita for Piano and String Orchestra
Sad evening
Suita rustica, op. 19
Suite en miniature, op. 1
Two Choruses for Women’s Voices, op. 17

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