On this page a range of performances of works by Viktor Kalabis from across the world and special events:
Spain. June 7, 2018 –— recital at the Centro Cultural Las Clarisas de Elche, Valencia, Spain. Svetlana Tovstukha, cello and Eduard V. Agullo guitar, performed a program that included Viktor Kalabis’s Reminiszenzen Op. 46 for guitar.
PRAGUE Prague: February 12, 2018. In a memorial performance for Zuzana Ruzickova, Mahan Esfahani and the Czech Radio under maestro Jiri Rozen, played (youTube) Viktor Kalabis’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra .
Writing about this concerto, Martin Anderson noted the following in Fanfare: “Kalabis’s Harpsichord Concerto, composed in 1974–75 (no prizes for guessing who the dedicatee and first performer was), has something of the buoyancy of the Poulenc Concert champêtre and the angularity of neo-Classical Stravinsky—but far more of a sense of onward drive than either composer; indeed, it’s in the driving rhythms of the Finale that Kalabis comes closest to Martin? though, unsettlingly, it then subsides into anguished silence. R?ži?ková complained to her husband, only half-joking, that “You have let me die”; but the times in which it was written, he responded, did not permit another ending. Martin? was tangentially involved in the birth of the work, as R?ži?ková relates in her notes. She was performing the Martin? Concerto in Switzerland and the conductor asked if by chance she had heard of a Czech composer called Viktor Kalabis; much laughter ensued, and a commission soon after that. But don’t expect some maudlin love-letter: Kalabis obviously wanted to show the world what she could do, and the solo part is a demanding one; the piece is almost half-an-hour in length, too, which must make it one of the world’s longer harpsichord concertos.”
& LONDON, UK:
Following a concert at the Wigmore Hall by Mahan, he and Julia Vogl receive a special lifetime award to Zuzana from the UK Critics Circle, February 9, 2018.
PREMIERE IN JAPAN
Viktor Kalabis – Clarinet Sonata Performed by Nozomi Ueda
– In Osaka, Japan – May 18, 2017 at the Noix Accordées Music andArt Salon.
PRAGUE: Birthday Celebration – Zuzana is 90 – January 14, 2017
Sunday Feature March 15, 2015: The harpsichord is an often misunderstood instrument – sometimes dividing audiences. Harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani heads off on a personal journey to uncover the instrument’s checkered history. Listen to Zuzana Ruzickova in discussion with Mahan Esfahani on BBC Radio 3
TRIO DOMANČIĆ EPHSTEIN MINKIN PLAY CROATIA CONCERT
played Kalabis’s Four Images op. 73 for flute and harpsichord, and the Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, Op. 28
Listen and watch the Kalabis Trio