Kaprálová. Martinů

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Veronika Panochová
1st violin
Simona Hurníková
2nd violin
Eva Krestová
Simona Hečová

GUEST: Taťjana Medvecká — artistic recitation 

Vítězslava Kaprálová
String Quartet No. 1 Op. 8
Bohuslav Martinů
String Quartet No. 5 H 268, 4th movement
Reading letters from the published correspondence of Vítězslava Kaprálová (ed. Karla Hartl)
Artistic recitation by Taťjana Medvecká

Kaprálová Quartet

The string quartet, bearing the name of Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915-1940), was founded in 1995 under the original name Venus Quartet Prague, as an ensemble with an unconventional female-only setup. In 2000, in agreement with Vítězslava Kaprálová’s heirs and The Kapralova Society in Canada, the ensemble took the name of this important Czech composer. 

The ensemble studied quartet playing with Professor Břetislav Novotný, the first leader of the famous Quartet of the City of Prague, and even today the Kapralova Quartet regularly consults its repertoire with Jiří Panocha, leader of the Panocha Quartet.

The quartet’s repertoire encompasses Classical and Romantic works; besides, in their effort to discover new and interesting compositions of the 20th century they are often offered works by contemporary Czech and foreign composers. The Kapralova Quartet gives concerts on leading European and world stages and is regularly invited to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg and Japan. It has also given concerts in more unusual places, such as Kuwait, Israel and Cyprus. In 2004 and 2010, the ensemble undertook successful Canadian tours, where in addition to concert performances, members of the ensemble led master classes in Madison (Alberta) and were invited as guests of honour at the famous Banff Center. 

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Vítězslava Kaprálová: String Quartet No. 1 Op. 8

Taťjana Medvecká (artistic recitation)

Already as a child, she recited and danced, and attended a literary and drama club at a Public School of Art. When in her second year of secondary school she was accepted to the Drama Academy of Music in Prague where she graduated in 1975. Already during her studies, she appeared as a guest at the National Theatre. In 1975 she became a member of its Drama Team – and it remains her only permanent engagement, by the end of 2019 she created one hundred and thirteen roles there. Among the other stages where she has performed as a guest are Rococo Theatre, Dejvice Theatre, Theatre on the Balustrade and Viola Theatre. She has twice received the Thalia Award for her theatrical work, namely for her roles in the plays Marie Stuart (2000) and Married for the First Time (2002).  

Her camera debut was in Otakar Vávra's film The Liberation of Prague (1975), a year later came one of her most famous roles in the film Marecku, Pass Me the Pen!. But more than by film, she was embraced by television, and often appeared in the roles of princesses, country girls or mothers in fairy tales. In recent years, she took on roles in the series I, Mattoni (2016), The First Republic (2017) and Most! (2019). 

A significant part of her work is dubbing (she dubbed the voices of Susan Sarandon and Barbara Streisand, and also narrated the children’s good night story series The Little Car with a Red Heart) and other radio roles. She is the holder of the František Filipovský Award (1997) for dubbing and she is repeatedly highly praised on the radio in the audience poll called the Invisible Actor. 

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