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1999

In 1999, we focused our efforts on mapping a great variety of private and institutional collections in the Czech Republic and abroad, of Kapralova's scores, correspondence, and other Kapralova related documents, and collecting copies of these documents for the Society's archive. Over the next years, we will continue identifying important source materials and publishing their bibliography and other pertinent details on our website so that this information is available to scholars and anyone interested in furthering Kapralova Research.

In 1999, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our members and partners, Kapralova's music was successfully promoted both in her homeland and abroad. That year, a number of reviews of Kapralova's music appeared in a variety of music journals and magazines, including the prestigeous BBC Music Magazine. Kapralova's music was also broadcast by radio stations in Austria and Holland. Besides these important efforts of our partners and individual members, it is our website that continues to be instrumental in promoting Kapralova's life and music.

In 1999, Kapralova's music delighted audiences in the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United States. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following artists who so ably promoted her music: Tomas Visek, Sabina Vajdova, Zuzana Fiserova and North Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Campestrini, Ars Cameralis, M.Barta, Beata Zadrapova, Renata Ardasevova, Mari Tokuda, Kanako Endo, Patricia Garcia Torres and Orquesta de Camara de Bellas Artes under the baton of Gisele Ben-Dor, Phillipa Dames-Longworth and Stephen Gutman.

women in music

Since its launch in 1998, our website has become an important source of information not only on Kapralova but also other women in music who have been promoted through our Women in Music internet project. In 1999, in collaboration with Dr. Jan Kralik from the Czech Academy of Arts and Sciences, we designed webpages in Czech and English promoting the life and work of the famous Czech soprano Emmy Destinn to comemmorate her upcoming anniversary in 2000. Dr. Eugene Gates, of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, has been behind another important web resource - The Women Composer Question, a comprehensive bibliography on women composers.

Finally, we would like to thank our partners, friends, and all those others who have assisted our work in 1999: Jindra Bartova, David Bloch, Zdenek Cupak, Harry-Imre Dijkstra, Erik Entwistle, Jarmila Gabrielova, Eugene Gates, Ludmila Hatrick, Peter Herbert, Alena and Josef Kapral, Antonin Kubalek, Jiri Macek, Jonathan Magee, Graham Melville-Mason, Jaroslav Mihule, Vera Rudolfova, Jan Smaczny, Kass Sunderji, Gregory Terian, Mari Tokuda, Tomas Visek, Matthias Wurz, and Chris Zappala.

Report prepared by Karla Hartl, Chair, The Kapralova Society. Toronto, March 2000.

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