By Martin Anderson –

“Only a small part of the capacious output of the Czech composer Viktor Kalabis – some 92 works, including five symphonies and nine concertos – ever made it onto LP and less yet made the transition to CD. But with the recent appearance of Kalabis’s seven string quartets on the Praga Digital label and now a three-CD set of orchestral and instrumental works on MSR Classics (see Recordings), we seem to have gone from famine to feast.”