Brahms edition and cadenza
Recently my daughter's violin teacher suggested Brahms violin concerto for her next piece. Could you recommend an edition? I know Joachim's cadenza is the standard, but I am also wondering whether Milstein's cadenza is available in a printed form.
They didn't recommend a particular edition?
Nope. I think it will take at least a month to move on to Brahms and since her teacher is quite accommodating, I just wanted to get a head start on this.
Don't forget the Kreisler cadenza. :-)
I wrote a really cool cadenza to Brahms, but I don't know where it is. Maybe I'll find it one day.
@Marty: I sent you an e-mail through your school teaching account quite a while back.
I suggest you ask your daughter's teacher which edition you should get.
The printed Milstein cadenza is different from (and considerably shorter) than the one on his recording.
I actually learned this concerto from the International edition. If I were learning it now I'd choose an urtext, though -- preference would be up to the teacher.
Thank you all for the helpful comments and suggestions. Mary Ellen and Lydia, I'll ask the teacher about her preferred edition. I just wanted to have an informed opinion. Brian, thanks for pointing out the discrepancy between the performance and printed edition of Milstein cadenza.
I would go with the Simrock edition with Joachim's edits and cadenza. Joachim had a great deal of input into the composition of the piece, so his edits are probably important indications of Brahms's intentions.
Simrock is available on IMSLP, if I recall correctly, so no need to buy the edition. It's factored into modern urtexts, too.
Hi Tom and Lydia,