The Czech Radio station “Vltava” and its editor-in-chief Petr Fischer asked 30 leading contemporary music personalities in the Czech Republic to select ten canonical works by Czech composers that were composed during the century of Czech statehood (1918-2018). One of the ten compositions selected was Petr Kotík’s six-hour "Many Many Women" (1975-78). You can find the complete list here. It also includes works by Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů, Josef Suk, Miloslav Kabeláč, Svatopluk Havelka, Jan Novák, Jan Klusák, Petr Kofroň and Luboš Fišer.
Petr Kotík is the founder and artistic director of the Ostrava Center for New Music (OCNM), which has been organizing the biennial Festival and Institute of Ostrava Days since 2001. The three-week Ostrava Days focuses on working with orchestra, and is one of the largest summer events for contemporary music in the world. Beginning in 2012, OCNM also produces the new opera festival New Opera Days Ostrava (NODO), in cooperation with the Moravian-Silesian National Theater.