I finished the Accolay concerto a while ago, but have decided to bring it back for a local performance. Do any of you know of any cadenzas or variations on this A Minor Concerto to make it sound more flashy?
There are numerous mentions online of a cadenza for the Accolay by Emil Gorski, but I have been unable to find any sheet music for it.
It is said from violin lore passed down from the olden times by word of mouth that J B Accolay never existed and that the name is a pseudonym for Henri Vieuxtemps. This information came to me through Josef Gingold.
If the Accolay is not flashy enough, maybe you could just play DeBeriot.
Ronit, if you play it with good tone and solid intonation, your audience will be impressed, no need to be flashy with the risk of being sloppy. the worst comment you can get from an audience is "wow, that sounded difficult!"
I found this cadenza:
just play everything in tune like Itzhak Perlman. Your audience will be impressed if you can do so.
There's no "nice" way to say this .. that cadenza sounds like it was written by the student.
Well if the student wrote that cadenza, she did a pretty nice job. There's not a lot of material in the Accolay to work with in the first place; it's basically several etudes stuck together.
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