cadenzas for Mozart concertos

December 18, 2006 at 03:55 PM · wondering what everyone likes for cadenzas for the Mozart concertos. e.g. i like the franko for the 3rd and this seems to be a favorite on the concert circuit right now. i'm trying to decide on one for the 5th.

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December 18, 2006 at 04:33 PM · Listen to James Ehnes recording of the the complete Mozart concerti issued last January...All his cadenzas are his own composition and they are wonderfully written...

Marc

December 18, 2006 at 05:34 PM · I agree the James Enhes cadenzas are really good. I've nicked a few ideas from him for my own cadenzas. I also looked at the carl flesch cadenzas but they seemed a little silly (and difficult) to me!

December 18, 2006 at 07:54 PM · Come now, write your own! :)

I did the Joachim cadenzas for #5 last year but whenever I work on that piece again I'll probably try writing my own, seems to be the fashion lately. :)

December 18, 2006 at 08:03 PM · If you listen to Francescatti's recording you'll hear the Ysaye cadenzas for the 3rd Concerto--I always thought them far more inventive than the Franko.

December 18, 2006 at 10:44 PM · Greetings,

Joachim, Oistrakh , Milstein and yes, the Ehnes which you cna download free from the Strad are veyr thoughtful and apprpriate,

Cheers,

Buri

December 19, 2006 at 02:36 AM · thanks for the suggestions. i have the Levin cadenza for the 5th but i'm not too thrilled with it. i'll definitely check out Ehnes. Now, do i need to have a subscription to Strad for those cadenzas, or could someone be kind enough to email/attach them to me?

by the way Augustin Hadelich wrote his own cadenza for the Mozart 2 that he played in Indy. it's on his website and downloadable. it's awesome.

December 19, 2006 at 02:43 AM · Greetings,

just go to the Strad site and download them...

Cheers,

buri

December 19, 2006 at 03:00 AM · just did. great suggestion. thanks.

has anyone played the Marteau cadenzas for the 5th? (Peters edition) - i got this from the library. i kinda like this cadenza, reminds me of the franko for 3. i haven't seen the Franko for 5. how is that one?

December 19, 2006 at 04:16 PM · If you're going for a more classical feel, Ehnes's are lovely indeed. But they might not suit your tastes if you want something more romantic.

(Funny story - when I first heard Mr. Ehnes's cadenzas to the fourth concerto first movement, I thought, hey, he stole Joachim there! I listened to an interview later and he confessed to copying Joachim for a few measures, haha. But still - really marvellous cadenzas, quite original and very stylish.)

Personally I would never play the Franko. I always feel like those cadenzas overwhelm the rest of the movements. You come away remembering the Franko, not the Mozart. But I know I'm in the minority there.

I am looking for cadenzas for Mozart 3, so I know your frustration. :)

December 19, 2006 at 04:34 PM · Emily, it is number 5 first movement, at the end where he borrows Joachim...

Marc

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