Choosing a Mozart (No3) cadenza
I have a competition coming up and I'm going to play Mozart's violin concerto in g major and I have to choose a cadenza. And I don't have access to sheet music so I have to stick to IMDLP
I know Francko(sp?) is sort of the 'standard' but there is also Auers cadenza.
And then there is Aulin and Déjardin which are easier and less known.
So which one do you think is better for a competition?
How difficult is the Auer cadenza?
Would seem like I'm 'cheating' if I play Aulin or Déjardin?
P.S: I don't think that I can write my own cadenza. It's intimidating.
Hi, how do you think of Grumiaux/Ysaÿe cadenza for this concerto? I heard one recording of Mozart concerti by Grumiaux finding that the cadenza of No.3 is stunning and fantastic, but I am not sure whether the score is available.
Any reason not to play the Franko?
What does your teacher think? Play the most difficult one you can play well.
Thank you all for your answer.
Adding another option to the list, Rachel Barton Pine has published cadenzas to this and other Mozart concertos: https://www.carlfischer.com/shop/the-rachel-barton-pine-collect.html
It's not too difficult, if you prepare-work up your technique, using the cadenza as motivation.
Did Joachim write cadenzas for this concerto? Might be interesting to check out. I’m curious if Sarasate, Powell, or Kreisler wrote cadenzas for this concerto.
If, they did I'm sure there aren't any copyright laws against posting them.
You are not likely to find a serious professionally composed cadenza for this piece that has no double stops. As far as that goes, the Franko is probably just as good as anything else and it's not particularly long. What I see is that very often students are assigned Mozart 3 when they are ready to play what Mozart wrote, but their background has often not included a lot of double stops aside from the relatively easy ones that you find in Seitz, Accolay, etc.
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