First performance: 19 April 2007 – New York
Carine Gutlerner, piano
There´s a taxi waiting for Chekhov, but he´d rather go on foot
The title of this composition is related to Eötvös´s first opera the Three sisters, based on Chekhov´s play. The composer felt so close to the writer, that he would imagine that he could just meet him at any time on the street, waiting for a taxi or walking away. In this nostalgic, chromatic piece, one can hear Chekhov, walking slowly away, lost in his thoughts.