WILLIAM KAPELL: A Documentary Life History of the American Pianist - Tim Page
(College Park: IPAM, 1992. Softcover. xiv + 200 pp.) $25.00
The brilliant American pianist William Kapell (1922-1953), who died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 31, has attained legendary status through the recordings he made for RCA Victor (now reissued on CD) and in the memories of those who heard him in person and who witnessed the fierce integrity of his personality and musicianship. This volume is a collection of documents drawn from the Kapell Collection at IPAM, including rare photographs, press clippings, selections from diaries and notebooks, and related material. Author Tim Page provides an extensive connecting narrative, offering a vivid portrait of Kapell's life and career.