Encore

for string quartet

Description

First performance: 11 June, 2006, Schloss Neuhardenberg
Athena quartet

 

Encore is dedicated to Peter Eötvös’ Hungarian fellow composer and master of aphorism, György Kurtág, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

 

The original title of the piece There´s a taxi waiting for Chekhov, but he´d rather go on foot. Right at the beginning, this funny Encore piece has the string quartet imitate the squawking horn of a car from 1901. The following polyrhythmic and somewhat slow chorale may suggest that Chekhov actually did not make his decision easy for himself…

 

Performances

8 Jun, 2014
Rome, Italy

Eötvös: Psy, Dance of the brush-footed butterfly, Korrespondenz, Encore, Octet

I Solisti Aquilani
cond: Vittoriano Vinciguerra

9 Mar, 2010
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: Psy, Snatches of a conversation, Korrespondenz, Encore, Sonata per sei

Green Umbrella Festival
Conductor: Gregory Vajda

29 Jan, 2009
New York, USA

Eötvös: Shadows, Encore, Octet plus, Psy, Derwischtanz, Snatches of a conversation

Composer portrait

Carnegie Hall

11 Jun, 2006
Schloss Neuhardenberg, Germany

Eötvös: Encore

Athena quartet

Details

Genre:
Duration:
2 minutes
Date:
2005

Publisher information

Orchestration     

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Encore
Chamber Music - Solo instrument
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string quartet

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