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Bram Heemskerk

Adelaide vc by Casadesus in Mozart style

July 2, 2012 at 10:53 PM

In court Marius Casadesus (1892-1981) admitted that he had written
the ""Mozart""violin concerto Adelaide. Could you hear the differende between a real Mozart violin concerto and this false one?

From Trevor Jennings
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Apparently Yehudi Menuhin (in the 1930s?)was misled into believing it was a newly discovered concerto by Mozart. I think he recorded it. So is this YT performance by Menuhin (it sounds old enough), or is it played by the composer?. Anyway, even though the provenance can no longer be ascribed to Mozart it's an enjoyable enough pastiche to merit keeping in the repertoire.
And I love that photo of that extraordinary VSO on screen during the cadenza of the 1st movement!
From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM
Right I use the audio of this vid:

A lot of children also play it on YT and also prominent violinist Vanessa Mae. Without using "Mozart" Marius Cadasesus would be an anonymus composer in the archive, but now he is somebody who is still played nowadays.
Here Vanessa Mae:

and a child:

From Laurie Niles
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 6:43 PM
My son observed that the first movement theme, in the opening tuttii, seems to be based on the song, "I'm a Little Teapot" -- he's totally right, lol!
From Victor Andzulis
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 7:33 PM
He also wrote two viola concertos, one "written by" J.C. Bach and one by Handel. They are both still widely performed (especially the Bach) even though it came out that Casadesus really wrote them. Many people don't seem to realize that the "J.C. Bach" concerto they're playing actually is an incredibly good fake. I wonder if this guy and Kreisler knew each other....
From Skylar Nguyen
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
That kid in the pink made me feel like a failure. Period.
From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I 'am a little teapot composed by M.(ozart?) Casadesus:

From Laurie Niles
Posted on July 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Now that is high art!

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