Sunday, July 31, 2011

'Russian Viola Sonatas' Earns Varvara Gaigerova Spot on 'Women Composers' List of Kapralova Society

[Russian Viola Sonatas; Eliesha Nelson, viola; Glen Inanga, piano; Sono Luminus DSL-92136 (2011) (71:02) (Reverse)]

The Kapralova Society carries the name of a Czech composer, Vitezslava Kapralova (1915-1940), a woman who showed great promise as a composer in her brief life. The “Women Composers” list of the Kapralova Society is found online. The website specifies: “Only composers of classical music whose works have been released on compact disc, have been included in this database.”

Today we sent an email to the Kapralova Society:
“Dear Kapralova Society,
I have often visited your website at I would like to inform you that the new CD Russian Viola Sonatas includes the Suite for Viola and Piano, Op. 8 of the Soviet composer Varvara Gaigerova (1903-1944). The CD is Sono Luminus DSL-92136 (2011), released July 26, 2011. Eliesha Nelson is violist and Glen Inanga is pianist. Naxos distributes the recording, which has been reviewed by the blog AfriClassical:

"Please add Varvara Gaigerova to the list of Women Composers. I hope you will notify me and the performers, who are copied on this email. Thanks in advance.
Bill Zick"

A short time later, this reply was received:
“Dear Bill Zick,
Thank you for bringing this artist to our attention, she has been added to the database.
Best wishes,
Karla Hartl
The Kapralova Society"

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