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RE: OK, but what about performing Cadenzas? Chris?

Yes, many soloists do write their own cadenzas. Robert Levin improvises them when he plays Mozart concertos.

Hillary Hahn wrote her own cadenzas for Mozart 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywA_BsFvYxY

There is a place for an improvised cadenza in Rzewski's own "The People United Will Never Be Defeated," and every recording and performance I've heard includes one (Hamelin, both Rzewski recordings, Levit).


Now for some outrageous ones:
This youtube video of Gilles Apap's cadenza for the third movement of Mozart's Violin Concerto #3 has been sent around a lot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmjGDBWZZFw

Another Mozart cadenza by Apap, along with Rudy Lakatos and a full Gypsey ensemble, including cymbalon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJeCZQSpXvM

Rzewski improvised a cadenza for the Hammerklavier Sonata where Beethoven didn't ask for one (and IMO none was needed):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGyX5W9a_IE





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