Beethoven himself left no cadenzas for his Violin Concerto. This edition is unique in drawing together for the first time a selection of cadenzas to one of the most famous works in the history of music, written by composers and violinists over 150 years. This publication contains not only the well-known cadenzas by Leopold Auer and Joseph Joachim, but also several which are seldom performed, such as those by Ferdinand David (the first surviving cadenza to op. 61), Louis Spohr, Eugène Ysaÿe, Camille Saint-Saëns, Henri Vieuxtemps, Jakob Dont and, for the first time, one by Henryk Wieniawski.
Commentaries (German/English) on the composers and on performance practice are included. The edition complements the new piano reduction BA901990 and will be invaluable for all violinists studying Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
- Indispensible for all violinists studying this masterpiece
- First publication of a cadenza by Wieniawski
- With notes on performance practice
- With an informative, detailed preface (Ger/Eng)
- For full score, performance material and violin & piano reduction see BA9019