- Category : 1915-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 4
Czech composer and conductor, the daughter of composer Václav Kaprál and singer Viktorie Kaprálová.
In 1930-1935 she studied composition with Vilém Petrželka and conducting with Zdeněk Chalabala at the Brno Conservatory. She continued her musical education with Vítězslav Novák (1935–37) and Václav Talich (1935-36) in Prague and with Bohuslav Martinů, Charles Munch (1937–39), and, according to some sources, with Nadia Boulanger (1940) in Paris.
In 1937, she conducted the Czech Philharmonic and a year later the BBC Symphony Orchestra in her composition Military Sinfonietta, to much critical acclaim.
Her husband was the Czech writer Jiří Mucha, whom she married two months before she died.
Despite her untimely death on 16 June 1940, allegedly from miliary tuberculosis, in Montpellier, France at the age of 25, Kaprálová created an impressive body of work. There is no doubt that, had she lived, she would have become one of the most important women composers in Europe.