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Stylton (2010). Available from cdmusic.cz.

Performed by Renata Bialasova, piano.

Recording director: Frantisek Mixa
Sound engineer and mastering: Radek Roubal
Liner notes: Jindra Bartova
Translation: Eva Horova
Design: BEKROS Brno
Cover art: Bedriska Kovarova

Recorded in November 2009 in the Music Studio of the Czech Radio Ostrava

Renata Bialasova Renata Bialasova studied piano at the Brno Conservatory under prof. Josefa Hlouskova and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Slovakia) under prof. Eva Fischerova. She advanced her piano interpretation method at international piano interpretation courses in Brno (Czech Republic) and Weimar (Germany), where she studied under prof. Bernard Ringeissen. During her studies she won several international piano competitions (Cencertino Praga, Beethoven Competition in Hradec nad Moravici, Smetana Competition in Hradec Kralove and Martinu Competition in Paris). Besides performing at solo piano recitals, Renata Bialasova also plays four hands repertoire together with her father, Milan Bialas. She has performed on concert stages in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, and Luxembourg. She has recorded for Stylton and her performances have been broadcast by radio stations in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Renata Bialasova teaches piano performance at the Brno Conservatory.

Please note that the music recorded on this compact disc is in print. Click here for the complete discography of Kapralova's music.

Pianistka Renata Bielasova, profesorka brnenske konzervatore, se velmi uspesne prosazuje v nasem koncertnim zivote jako solistka i jako komorni hracka, a to v klavirnim duu se svym otecem, Milanem Bialasem. Tentokrat pripravila zajimavy a zasluzny projekt k vyroci brnenske autorky Vitezslavy Kapralove [1915-1940]. Nastudovala vsechna stezejni klavirni dila teto mladicke skladatelky a predklada nam je i na svem nejnovejsim CD. Narocnou Sonatu appassionatu, op. 6, ktera, ac ma jen dve vety, trva 19 minut, hraje Renata Bialasova s brilanci, nehou, vtipem, pochopenim ruznych nalad i patricnym vygradovanim vzrusenych ploch. Nejcasteji hranym klavirnim dilem vitezslavy Kapralove jsou jeji Dubnova preludia, op. 13, psana na jare 1937. Velmi jimave treti preludium leccos napovida, jinak v Preludiich prevlada az radostna hravost, byt jsou patricne dodrzeny vsechny zakony kontrastu. Proto asi je take tato skladba tak vdecna jak pro interprety, tak pro publikum. Skladba Variace na zvonkohru kostela St. Etienne du Mont by si zaslouzila stejne popularity jako Dubnova preludia; presvedciva a zjevne zaujata interpretace Renaty Bielasove privola mozna tuto skladbu casteji i na koncertni podia. Pariz, to bylo nejen oslneni prostredim, to byla i osobnost Bohuslava Martinu, k nemuz vazaly Kapralovou velmi uzke vztahy. Co tedy bylo prirozenejsiho, nez uzavrit CD osmi Preludii pro klavir Bohuslava Martinu! Ta navazuji na predchozi skladby tak nenapadne, ze nebyt typicky Martinuovskych postupu ve druhem preludiu, ani by clovek nepoznal zmenu autora. Inu spriznenost dusi! -- From a CD review by Vera Lejskova for Hudebni rozhledy 7 (2010).

Kdo jednou slysel klavirni hru proslule dvojice pianistu Bialasovych (otce Milana a dcery Renaty), toho nemuze nepritahnout k poslechu i solova klavirni hra na vynikajicim CD soucasne vyznamne interpretky klavirniho umeni Renaty Bialasove. [...] Dila V. Kapralove a B. Martinu fascinuji formou i brilantnim sarmem. A stejny sarm nachazime ve skvele interpretaci R. Bialasove...-- From a CD review of Kvetuse Lepilova for KAM (February 2011).

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