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Cadenza to the First Movement of W. A. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 - piano solo

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Joseph Dillon Ford. 20th Century, Neo-Classical. Solo Part. 2 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.431813).

Item Number: S0.431813

The Cadenza to the First Movement of W. A. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491, was composed in 1975 for Dillon Ford's personal use as soloist in performances at Florida International University. Since no Mozart cadenza survives for this, perhaps the most romantic of all the Mozart concertos, he consciously set out to create his own cadenza in a kind of hybrid style that is as much redolent of the Viennese Ländler as it is of the Brahms waltzes. Nor did he hesitate to introduce such stylistically "advanced" features as the concluding double trills, which are virtually unknown in Mozart's keyboard compositions. He believes the result is a concise but effective classico-romantic cadenza in quasi-improvisatory style well suited to its original purpose. He offers it to the pianist who is seeking musically engaging material that has as yet been little heard during public performances of what is perhaps Mozart's greatest contribution to the piano concerto genre.

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