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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000611.txt from 2001/04

Subj: Re: [kl] mozart concerto and cadenza
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 16:36:12 -0400

In a message dated 4/25/01 3:18:22 PM Central Daylight Time,
Jean.Bredeche@-----.EDU writes:

<< I just played the first movement of the mozart concerto for a concerto
competition here at dartmouth and one of the comments the judges made was
"thank you for not playing a cadenza". I wasn't able to ask him why he said
that, all i know is that my edition didn't have a cadenza in the first
movement. I don't think he said that because he hated my playing (thanks to
him I got 2nd), but I don't understand.

Is there a stigma against the cadenza ? Where would the cadenza go in the
first movement ? I'm just asking out of curiosity >>

This is interesting, because as far as I know there isn't a cadenza in the
first movement (or anywhere in the concerto, for that matter), although there
are a couple of places that beg for ornamentation (measures 127 and 315 in
the Breitkopf edition). Was this judge pleased that you didn't do that?
That would be curious, because if I understand Dan Leeson correctly, you're
supposed to improvise in those places. They're not cadenzas, though. (See
the archives for his explanation of cadenza vs. eingang.) Perhaps Dan will
comment further.
Susan Schwaegler

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