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La Vita: Leonie Karatas plays Vítězslava Kaprálová

Vitezslava Kaprálová’s almost forgotten solo works for piano now available on CD.

  • La Vita - Leonie Karatas plays Vítězslava Kaprálová – Cover | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    La Vita - Leonie Karatas plays Vítězslava Kaprálová – Cover © EuroArts Music International

  • La Vita - Leonie Karatas plays Vítězslava Kaprálová – Cover | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    La Vita - Leonie Karatas plays Vítězslava Kaprálová – Cover © EuroArts Music International

  • Leonie Karatas | Copyright: © Nikolaj Lund

    Leonie Karatas © Nikolaj Lund

The debut CD of the young pianist Leonie Karatas is dedicated to the solo work of the Czech composer Vitezslava Kaprálová and is the prelude to a series of further CD recordings which will be dedicated to the work of individual female composers. Karatas is one of the "great up-and-coming piano talents" (NDR Kulturredaktion) and was attested "unheard-of-musicality" by Daniel Barenboim when she played for him at the age of 14.

Vitezslava Kaprálová captivates with her imaginative and courageous compositional style, a depth and maturity already in her early works, which do not suggest a young woman, but one who looks back on a long and experienced life and sums it up. For all her maturity, she never loses a certain twinkle in her eye, her youthful enthusiasm, a moment of lightness and confidence that transcends any suffering. It is worth dedicating not only one CD to this composer but many years of digging deeper and deeper, in the desire to be able to contemplate her cosmos of colors in all its complexity.

Original title La Vita - Leonie Karatas plays Vítězslava Kaprálová
Genre Classical Music
Recording location Mount of Olives Church in Berlin
Recording date 16-18 June 2021
Sound Engineer Peter Weinsheimer
Musical style Piano Music
Composer Vitezslava Kaprálová
English title of music work Tri klavírní kusy - Three Piano Pieces, Op. 9; Dubnová Preludia Op. 13 – April Preludes; Písnička – Little song; Pet klavírních skladeb - Five Piano Compositions; Dva tance pro klavír - Dance for Piano Op. 23 – arrang. Giorgio Koukl; Variations sur le Carillon de l’Église St-Étienne-du-Mont, Op. 16; Sonata Appassionata Op. 6; Dvě kytičky - Two Bouquets of Flowers
Soloist Leonie Karatas (piano)

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