I know that we should be mostly working out our own fingerings to suit our playing style, but it is interesting to see what editorial markings such masters as Oistrakh or Francescatti have put into their editions. I have a few of Francescatti's editions of various works, such as the Mendelssohn concerto, Mozart 2 and 3, and the Beethoven.
How do others find these fingerings (and/or bowings)? I sometimes find them difficult (for instance sometimes shifting up the string, rather than going across to another string and staying in the same position) but I enjoy experimenting with them. Does anyone base their choice of performance fingerings on Francescatti editions?
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