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Bram Heemskerk

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus 3rd violin concerto KV 216

May 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

"I just finished my 3th Mozart", spoke the composer of audio+sheetmusic:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)Violin Concerto no.3 in G KV 216

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on May 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Oh, that Mozart and these cadenzas... it gives me headaches!!!  So "easy", given to every kid as a peice, yet I always lose it all over night each time I revisit it!      

I heard many many versions but just a few artists play it in a way that I find wonderful!   

Repin, Vengerov?  Definitivly a good player  : )

When well played by such people, such a delightful peice!!! 


From Bart Meijer
Posted on May 28, 2011 at 3:46 PM

This could be a quiz: who is the soloist? My guess: Arthur Grumiaux. I like it a lot.

From Justin Fan
Posted on May 29, 2011 at 1:58 AM

 I'm pretty sure it's Mayu Kishima. I recognize the cadenza in movement one.


From Alan Corish
Posted on May 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Hmm love these Mozart pieces - the performer sounds very much like David Oistrakh or very very similar - I had these Oistrakh recordings years ago and the cadenzas in 1st and 2nd movements are exactly the same.

Probably wrong though :)

From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on May 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM

nr4 has won, but soloist is irrelevant I only want to show the score with the audio, specially from unknown pieces.

This is still the best Mozart3 candenza:

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on May 30, 2011 at 2:21 AM

I'm kind of stupid... I didn't listen mvt two...  

There I could recognize Oistrakh 100%.   It's unmistakable

By the way, I love your recording, I don't have any such clear and well recorded version of Oistrakh for that particular concerto!  In fact, in the first mvt, I though the recording quality was too good to be one of an old master ; )  Haha got fooled

I agree that reading the score as the music plays is always incredibly fun.  As we count with the score, we realize even more are perfect the players are to play all this very precisely by heart and for the whole concerto (not just the first mvt and cadenza like we students do!)

From Kenneth Choo
Posted on June 1, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Bram, that's a pretty neat cadenza.  Any info on who the violinist was?





From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on June 1, 2011 at 7:12 AM

If you doubleclick on the video you see the name Gilles Apap. This is the most popular comment on his video with 1.300.000 views:

This style of cadenza, where the performer draws heavily on different contrasting contemporary styles and shows off his virtuosity for the purpose of entertaining the audience, is much more in the spirit? of cadenzas from Mozart's time period than many of the 'appropriate' classical cadenzas we see today. Mozart did this sort of thing all the time in his own music. Turkish Concerto, anyone? It may sound 'proper' and 'classical' nowadays, but that certainly wasn't the case in his time.

Here a videoreaction with another alternative cadenza. It would be fun if someone would play such a cadenza during a serious violincompetition:

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