My cadenzas. A short explanation...
Below you will find my own personal cadenzas to many of the horn concerto recordings for which I am well known.
They have been brought to paper in 2015, for the first time since I created them almost 40 years ago.
Most of them were just scribbles notated on small pieces of paper at that time; long lost on tours along the way.
After having created them, they remained in my head ever since.
My own personal habit: After having learned a piece and committing it to memory, I rarely traveled with the notated music thereafter.
Logically, that meant that once I had committed my newly created cadenza to memory, I no longer needed it on paper either.
Only this year, after it was called to my attention that my cadenzas should be written down for prosperity,
did I then sit down and begin to write them out properly for the first time.
What you might not have realized is that I wrote different variations of the same cadenza for the recording at hand.
My cadenzas for Haydn Concertos No1 and No. 2 with Iona Brown and the Academy of St. Martin-In-T he-Fields are different than my
cadenzas for Haydn Concertos No. 1 and No. 2 with Jaap Schröder and the Concerto Amsterdam!
My cadenzas for Mozart Concertos No. 3 and No. 4 with Pinchas Zukerman and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are different
than my cadenzas for Mozart Concertos No. 3 and No. 4 with Leopold Hager and the Mozarteum - Orchester Salzburg!
Obviously, my cadenzas for Mozart Concertos No. 3 and No. 4 on natural horn with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and
Concentus Musicus Wien are different for the list above.
Each of these cadenza variations you will find below were written at different periods of my life.
Time, maturity, and experience (not only as a musician but as a person as well) tend to
lend themselves well to new inspirations, insights, and breakthoughs.
If you take the time to analyze my cadenza varations back to back, I think you will find this to be a legitimate factor as well.
I hope with your purchase, that you will enjoy reading, practicing and performing the cadenzas
that I created to accompany our great literature of horn concertos.
Perform them yourself or use them as an art inspiration for your own horn cadenzas!
At the least, I hope they will help you develop further as a horn player.
Here´s to you, the horn players of tomorrow!
Danzi III Rondeau Allegro
Haydn No1 II Adagio - Jaap Schröder
Haydn No1 III Allegro - Jaap Schröder
Haydn No1 II Adagio - Iona Brown
Haydn No1 III Allegro - Iona Brown
Haydn No2 III Allegro - Schröder
Haydn No2 III Allegro - Brown
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