I missed with Mozart Adagio
I would like to pick your brains a bit. I decided I would like to learn the Adagio, K. 261. The arrangement I found on IMSLP is much much different than that recorded by Mr. Perlman on YouTube. I found, on MuseScore, one similar to the video, but the cadenza is different. To those of you familiar with the piece, which edition do you prefer for performance?
Also, what are your thoughts on urtext editions?
Thanks for your input.
SHAR has one edited by Francescatti and that's probably good. The cadenza that Perlman plays is probably his own. Not sure how you get your hands on the printed notes for that.
Thanks Paul, I will look at that. What are your thoughts on the urtext versions out there?
I see that IMSLP has no edition with piano (which is what you probably would want to have).
Thanks for your reply. I will get an urtext edition and take it from there. Good luck Albrecht with the move.
IMSLP version for violin & piano:
Andrew, that edition is the one that prompted this thread. Specifically the section 5 measures from “B” through to “C” and that 5 measures from “E”. In the recording, these sections sound much cleaner and have an appealing lilt that, at least in my hands, is lacking in the edition you referenced.