Tchaikovsky Cadenza

Edited: March 10, 2020, 4:21 PM · Hello everyone,

So I was listening to Ray Chen's recording of Tchaikovsky's violin Concerto and noticed when he was playing the cadenza part (the huge chords followed by the orchestra), that he actually slides up to the final note, and then the cadenza fully begins. I listened to Perlman's (my personal favorite) and noticed that he doesn't slide up. Is there a specific version where I can find this written in the music? Thank You

https://youtu.be/VC2CBAAKUew

start at 0:46

Thank You!

Replies (3)

March 10, 2020, 5:29 PM · Use of glissando/portamento is always a player's interpretive choice.
March 10, 2020, 7:54 PM · I agree with Lydia. If you want to do it, do it
Edited: March 12, 2020, 12:21 PM · So it goes! You decide! There is an official term for a slide that is right on the very thin edge of good taste: "Heifetz Slide." That's because Heifetz was so good (and I do mean "so") that his playing defined the limits of taste.


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