Cadenzas to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto:
A Comprehensive Catalogue of Published, Unpublished, and Recorded Cadenzas

Ein umfassender Katalog der Kadenzen zum Beethoven-Violinkonzert

© Martin Wulfhorst, 2010, rev. 2020.

1. Literature
2. Collections
3. Published Cadenzas
4. Unpublished Cadenzas
5. Unpublished, Recorded CadenzasT

This list of Beethoven Cadenzas is copyrighted. If you quote it please credit the author and provide the complete URL. Please send any information about inaccuracies or omissions to: info@wulfhorst-web.com.The present list documents cadenzas by well over 100  violinists and composers, some whom have written more than a single cadenza set.  The author would like to thank Roland Folter,  Albert Markov, and Douglas Woodfull-Harris for valuable suggestions.

As evident from Beethoven’s piano transcription op. 61a, the composer himself intended cadenzas, lead-ins (Eingänge), or fermata embellishments to be played at FIVE points:
➀ cadenza, first movement, m. 510
➁ fermata embellishment, second movement, m. 24 (the fermata embellishment at the analogous point in m. 14 is written out)
➂ cadenza (Eingang), second movement, m. 91
➃ cadenza (Eingang), third movement, m. 92
➄ cadenza (Eingang), third mvt. m. 279.
Yet most published and unpublished cadenza sets include only cadenzas for points ➀, ➂, and ➄. For further details and suggestions for the missing cadenzas see Wulfhorst , 2009).

1. Literature: For additional information see
Belenta, Petra. “Kadenzen zu Beethovens Violinkonzert.” Master Thesis, Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, 2007.

Ginsberg, Marc. "An Evaluation of Cadenzas for Beethoven's Violin Concerto." Thesis, Juilliard School, New York, 1971.

Kyburz, Rolf. “Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, op.61: Media Review / Comparison.” 2018. https://www.rolf-musicblog.net/beethoven-violin-concerto-in-d-op-61/ (Comparison of numerous recordings, including comments on cadenzas).

Palmer, Fred E. "A Comprehensive Performance Project in Violin Literature and an Essay on Selected Cadenzas for the Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major," Thesis, Univ. of Iowa, 1974.

Rapaport, Aaron.  “An American Encounter with Polystylism: Schnittke’s Cadenzas to To Beethoven.” DMA Thesis, University of North Carolina, 2012 https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/downloads/sn009z42z?locale=en

Wulfhorst, Martin. Preface to: “Cadenzas to Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra op. 61 by Auer, David, Dont, Joachim, Laub, Molique, Novacek, Saint-Saens, Spohr, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Wulfhorst, Ysaÿe,” ed. Martin Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, BA 9020, 2009. (The thesis by Berginc includes portions plagiarized from this Preface).

Wulfhorst, Martin. Preface to: Vieuxtemps, Cadenzas WoO 1–2 to the First Movement of Beethoven's Violin Concerto for Violin, String Orchestra (String Quartet), and Timpani WoO 1-2, ed. M. Wulfhorst (with a supplementary violin part marked by Yury Revich), Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger, Diletto musicale 1524, 2020. www.vieuxtemps-cadenzas.com

 

2. Collections

ed. Tsyganov, Dmiti Michailowitsch (Dimitrij Mihajlovic Zyganov/Cyganov, Дмитрий Михайлович ЦыганËв) (1903–1992). “Isbrannyi Skripichnye Kadentsi.” Book 1, Moscow: Musgis, 1951; Book 3, Moscow: Musgis, 1956; reprint, Moscow: Musyka, 1979. This information is from Ginsburg, “Vieuxtemps,” p. 141, no. 90. As the collections were not available to me, I would appreciate any information about contents and library location of these editions (info@wulfhorst@web.com).

ed. Wulfhorst, Martin, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009 (see above)

ed. Eichhorn, Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2009 and 2012.

3. Published Cadenzas
Information provided: Composer, movements (only for incomplete cadenza sets), place of publication, publisher, date of publication, plate or publisher’s number, recordings (for rarely performed cadenzas, where information is available)

Auer, Leopold (1845-1930)
• A: 1st mvt. cadenza, Leipzig: Jul. Heinr. Zimmermann, 1901, no. Z. 3316 (recorded by Jascha Heifetz/Toscanini); ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009
• B: cadenza set, Vienna: Universal, 1917, no. 7690; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Bachmann, Alberto (1875–1963) • Paris: Costallat, 1910, no. 147; ed. Tsyganov, Book 3, Moscow: Musgis, 1956

Barton Pine, Rachel (1974–) • New York: Carl Fischer, 2009 (“Rachel Barton Pine Collection”)

Baillot, Pierre (1771–1842) • 1st-mvt. cadenza, March 1828, edition by Martin Wulfhorst forthcoming

Beethoven • 1st-mvt. and 2nd-mvt. cadenzas, 2nd-mvt. fermata embellishments, and two 3rd-mvt. lead-ins (Eingänge) from the piano transcription of the Violin Concerto op. 61a, transcribed for violin and timpani by:
1. Novácek, Ottokar (1866–1900) • 1st and 2nd mvt. cadenzas, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1899, no. Viol. Bibl. 22632; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009
2. Hellmesberger, Joseph Sr. (1828–1893) • parts of 1st-mvt. cadenza (joined to parts of Vieuxtemps, cadenza WoO 1; see details), op. posth., Vienna: Universal, 1902, no. U.E. 69
3. Rostal, Max (1905–1991) • 1st mvt. cadenza, London: Hawkes and Son, 1938, no. H. 14876
4. Abbado, Michelangelo (1900–1979) • 1st mvt. cadenza, Milan: G. Ricordi, 1967
5. Schneiderhan, Wolfgang (1915–2002) • without 2nd-mvt. fermata embellishment, Munich: Henle 1968/1971 (recorded by Schneiderhan/Jochum on DG, by Ulf Hoelscher on Eterna/EMI, by Zehetmair with Brüggen on Philips, 1997, and by Isabelle Faust on Harmonia mundi, 2012)
6. Tetzlaff, Christian (1966–) • without 2nd-mvt. fermata embellishment, Mainz: Schott, 2009
7. Martin Wulfhorst • 2nd-mvt. fermata embellishment (m. 24) and two 3rd-mvt. lead-ins (mm. 93 and 279), Bärenreiter, 2009
8. Gidon Kremer • 2nd-mvt. and 3rd-mvt. cadenzas, Munich: Henle, 2017 (recorded with Harnoncourt on Teldec, 1993; 1st-mvt. cadenza: see under 5. Recorded Cadenzas)

Bezekirsky (Beserkirsky/Bezekirskii), Vasily (Wassili) Vasilyevich (Василий Васильевич Безекирский) (1835–1919) • Leipzig: Jurgenson 1901, no. 26368; 1st-mvt. and 2nd-mvt. cadenzas, ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2012

Bonavia, Feruccio (1877–1950) • London: Novello, 1941.

Busch, Adolf (1891–1952) • New York: Indepent Music Publishers, 1942 (facsimile of ms.); Karlsruhe: Adolph-Busch-Edition, n.d.; Ettlingen: Felix Treiber, Edition 49, 2008, no. e 49 08056-00 (recorded by Busch/NY PO)

Busoni, Feruccio (1866–1924) • Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1914, no. E.B. 4779; ed. Szigeti, Milan: Curci, 1963; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2009 (recorded by Szigeti/Dorati, 1961, and by Jamie Laredo/Scottish CO)

Carletti, R. E. (?) • Düsseldorf: Carletti, 1936

Dancla, Charles (1817–1907) • 1st-mvt. cadenza, Mainz: Schott, n.d. [1868], no. 19255

David, Ferdinand (1810–1873) • Leipzig: Breitkopf 1854, no. 8912; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Déjardin, Renaud (1978–) • 1st-mvt. and 3rd-mvt. cadenzas, ms. www.imslp.org, 2014

Dessauer, Heinrich (1863–1917) • ??? Mainz: Schott, c1897, New York: Carl Fischer, 1903

Dont, Jacob (1815–1888) • Vienna: Anton Goll, 1888, no. A.G. 405/32; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Dupuis, Jacques (1830–1870) • 1st-mvt. cadenza, Paris: Richault, 1860; cadenza set, ms. www.imslp.org; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2009

Erdenko, Michail Gavrilovich (Михаил Гаврилович Эрденко) (1885–1940) • Ed. Tsyganov, Book 3, Moscow: Musgis, 1956

Ernst, Heinrich Wilhelm (1812–1865) • Berlin: Schlesinger, 1886

Flesch, Carl (1873–1944) • Leipzig: Peters, 1915, no. 9976a

Frait, Vojtěch (1894–1971) • Prague: Hudebni matice Umélecké besedy, 1942, in: František Ondrícek, Kadence k houslovým koncertûm

Gavrilov? • ed. Tsyganov, Book 3, Moscow: Musgis, 1956

Gertler, André (1907–1998) • Vienna: Universal, 1973, no. 15769

Giménez, Gerónimo (1854–1923) • Madrid: Sociedad Anónima Casa Dotésio [?Unión Musical Espanola], Leipzig: C. G. Röder, n.d., no. 40913

Heermann, Hugo (1844–1935) • ?

Hennig, Maximilian (1891–1989) • Berlin: Lienau, 1970

Herrmann, Eduard (1850–1937) • Cadenzas op. 7, Nürnberg: Wilhelm Schmid, 1883, no. W.S.333

Hilf, Arno (1858–1909) • Leipzig: Robert Forberg, 1909, no. 6164

Hubay, Jenö (1958–1937):
• Set A: Leipzig: Robert Forberg (Bosworth), 1895, no. 689; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2009
• Set B: Neue Kadenzen, Budapest: Roszsnai, no. R.K. 1354; www.ismlp.org

Jäschke, Hermann Gustav (1818– after 1846) • New York Public Library (according to Palmer, 1974)

Japha, Georg (1834–1882) • Köln: Tonger, 1888, no. P.J.T. 1950

Joachim, Joseph (1831–1907)
• Set A: Vienna; Haslinger, 1853, no. 11.560; Berlin: Schlesinger, 1894, no. S 8599; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009
• Set A facilitated: 1st-mvt. and 3rd-mvt. cadenzas., Violin Method, Berlin, no. 12061, 12740
• Set B: Berlin: Schlesinger, 1894. S. 8599; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009
• Cadenza, 1844 (Sothebey, Catalogue, Dec. 6, 2002)

Kissine, Victor (1953–) • 1st mvt. cadenza (with timpani and winds), Munich: Henle, 2017

Kreisler, Fritz (1875–1962) • Cadenzas, 1894, New York: Foley, 1928, no. B. 2128

Kriens, Christiaan Pieter Willem (1881–1934) • New York: Carl Fischer, 1914, no. B. 1223, 17572-4

Kubelik, Jan (1880–1940) • Cadenzas, 1905, Prague: Zdenek Vlk, 1935?, no. 359

Laub, Ferdinand (1832–1875) • Cadenzas op. 13, Berlin: Heinrichshofen, 1859, no. 6164; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Lauterbach, Johann (1832–1918) • Bremen: Schweers & Haake, [n.d.], no. HP 598.740

Lecocq, Alexandre Charles (1832–1918) • Cadenzas, 1883 (listed in Hoffmeister)

Lenzewski, Gustav (1857–1928) • Mainz: B. Schott, 1940, no. B.S.S. 36089, Edition Schott 3632

Léonard, Hubert (1819–1890) • Mainz: Schott, 1883, no. 23533 (recorded by Karl Freund on Polydor and by Henri Merckel on HMV)
• ed. Maxim Jacobsen, Vienna: Universal Edition, 1949, no. U.E. 31
• ed. Yfrah Neaman, London: Stainer and Bell, 1987
• ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2012

Levin, Robert D. (1947–) • Munich: Henle, 2003

Margulies, Adolf (1889?–?) • Berlin: Raabe und Plothow, c1907, no. R. 2039 P (Eastman School Cadenza Collection)

Markov, Albert  (Алъберт Александрович Марков)  (1933–) • “Cadenzas for Violin Concerti” (Bach, Mozart, Viotti, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini), published by Rondo, available from https://albertmarkov.com/

Meyer, Waldemar (?–?) • Leipzig: Steingräber, and New York: E. Schuberth, 1902, no. 1067 (Library of Congress, M217 .B43 op. 61 1800z M1013)

Michaelis, Julius (?–?) • Berlin: Richard Rühle, 1913

Milstein, Nathan (1903–1992) • 1st-mvt. cadenza, New York: G. Schirmer, 1977, no. 47497 (recorded by Milstein with Prague PO/Szell on Claves, 1964, and with Pittsburgh SO on EMI)

Molique, Bernhard (1802–1869) • op. posth., Stuttgart: Albert Auer's Musikverlag, 1909, no. A. 17 A.; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Neaman, Yfrah (1923–2003) • 2nd-mvt. and 3rd-mvt. cadenzas, London: Stainer and Bell, 1987

Nyblom, Carl Göran (1867–1920) • Leipzig: Wilhelm Hansen, 1916, no. 16280

Pauset, Brice (1965–) • Paris: H. Lemoine, 2010

Plotényi, Ferdinand (1844–1933) • Mainz: Schott, 1887; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2012

Quiroga Losada, Manuel (1892–1961) • ms., Museo de Pontevedra, published Paris: Salabert, 1941

Rabus, Hugo (?–?) • Leipzig: Polyhymnia (Zöllner), 1924, no. 1746

Rodionov, Konstantin Kuz’mich • ed. Tsyganov, Book 3, Moscow: Musgis, 1956

Rychlík, Charles Vaclav (1875–1962) • ms., Cleveland Public Library, ed. Prague: F.A. Urbánek, 1933

Saint-Saëns, Camille (1935–1921) • Paris: Durand, 1898, no. D & F 5722; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Sammons, Albert (1886–1957) • Paris: Durand, 1913, no. 8638; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2012

Sauzay, Eugène (1809–1901) • 1st-mvt. cadenza (with orchestral accompaniment) and 3rd-mvt. cadenza, ms.; edition by M. Wulfhorst, forthcoming

Schnitttke (Schnitke), Alfred Garriyevich (1934–1998) • 1st-mvt. cadenza with 10 vns. and timpani, 1975, Hamburg: Sikorski, 1980 (recorded by Lubotsky on Globe and Kremer on Philips); see A. Rapaport 2012 https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/downloads/sn009z42z?locale=en

Schradieck, Henry (1846–1918) • New York: Schirmer, 1895, no. 12336; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2009

Silverstein, Joseph (1932–) • Boston: Boston Music Co., 1984, no. B.M.Co.14023 (recorded by Silverstein)

Singer, Edmund (Ödön) (1830–1912) • Leipzig: Kistner, 1857, no. 2239; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2012

Spivakovsky, Tossy (1906–1998) • Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1964, no. Wb. 659

Spohr, Louis (1784–1859) • Cadenzas WoO 46, London: Chanot, 1896, no. 74; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Tovey, Sir Donald Francis (1875–1940) • London: Oxford University Press, 1937

Tseitlin (Zeitlin), Lev M. (Лев Моисеевич Цейтлин) (1881–1952) • ed. Tsyganov, Book 3, Moscow: Musgis, 1956

Vieuxtemps, Henri (1820–1881):
• WoO 1, 1st-mvt. cadenza with strings and timpani (ms. Wienbibliothek, formerly Doblinger Archives), ed. Wulfhorst, Vienna: Doblinger, 2020,
• WoO 2, 1st-mvt. cadenza with strings and timpani, ms. Universität der Künste Berlin (Joachim estate), ed. Wulfhorst, Vienna: Doblinger, 2020 
• WoO 3, c1846, Offenbach: André, 1854, no. 7441; ed. Wulfhorst, Bärenreiter, 2009

Wieniawski, Henryk (1835–1880) • 1st-mvt. cadenza, 1854, ms., Nederlands Muziek Instituut, The Hague; ed. Wulfhorst, Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2009

Wilhelmj, August (1845–1908) • Leipzig: Peters, c1883, no. 6718; Berlin: Schlesinger, 1886, no. S. 7709; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2012

Winkler, Julius (1855–1938) • Vienna: Doblinger, 1931, no. D. 6890, www.imslp.org

Witting, Carl (1823–1907) • ?

Yampolsky, Abram Ilyich (Абрам Ильич Ямпольский) (1890–1956) • ed. Tsyganov, Book 3, Moscow: Musgis, 1956

Ysaÿe, Eugène (1958–1931):
• A: 1st-mvt. cadenza, 1889, ms., Morgan Library; ed. Wulfhorst, Bärenreiter, 2009
• B: “Improvisations-Cadenza” 1888–1889, https://www.themorgan.org/music/manuscript/115943
• C: ed. Philippe Newman, Bruxelles: Editions Ysaÿe, 1966; ed. Eichhorn, Berlin: Ries & Erler, 2009

Zeitlin -> Tseitlin

Zimmermann, Louis (1873–1954) • Amsterdam: Broekmans & Van Poppel (comp. for Bram Eldering)

 

4. Unpublished Cadenzas

Achron, Joseph (1886–1943) • ms., 1906, National Library of Israel, MUS 0012 A 014

Beethoven • Cadenzas to the piano transcription of the Concerto op. 61a, transcribed for violin:
• by Ludwig Strauss (1835–1899), ms. lost (see “The Saturday Review,” vol. 26, July 25, 1868, p. 128)

Lee, Robert Charles • Two Cadenzas with Timpani, Wichita, 1960 (Library of Congress, M1012,5.B3op.61.L37)

Maurer, Ludwig  (1789-1878 • 1st-mvt. cadenza, lost  (see Gebauer, 2016, p. 17)

 

5. Unpublished, Recorded Cadenzas

Beethoven • Cadenzas to the piano transcription of the Concerto op. 61a, transcribed for violin:
• by Max Strub, recorded on Electrola, 1939, TLC 2580
• by Joseph Swensen, recorded on RCA 7777, 1988
• by Nils-Erik Sparf, recorded on SMS, 1992
• by Roland Greutter, recorded for NDR, 2007 (http://www.greutter.com/1frame.html)
• by Rodion Shchedrin(?), 1st-mvt. cadenza, recorded by Gidon Kremer with Harnoncourt on Teldec, 1993
• by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, recorded with Herreweghe on Naive, 2009

Bennet, William • Cadenzas for the flute transcription of the Concerto, recorded with English Chamber Orchestra on Camerata, 2006

Bell, Joshua (1967–) • recorded on Sony, 2000

Bylsma, Anner (1934–2019) • recorded by Vera Beths with Tafelmusik on Sony Vivarte, 2012

Chase, Stephanie (1957–) • recorded with the Hanover Band on Cala, 1992

Dunayewsky, Isaak (Исаак Осипович Дунаевский) (1900–1955) • recorded by Miron Polyakin on SSSR Melodiya, 1980

Elman, Mischa (1891–1967) • ms., New York Public Library JPB 90-4 (Evsei Beloussoff Papers), recorded with Soltion Decca, 1955

Cárdenas Tamez, Sergio Ismael (1951–) • premiered in Erlangen on Jan. 27, 2008, recorded by Anke Schittenhelm on www.youtube.com

Dantone, Ottavio (1960–) • recorded by Viktoria Mullova with Gardiner on Philips, 2002

Grumiaux, Arthur (1921–1986) • 3rd-mvt. Cadenza, with Philharmonia Orch, Philips, 1966

Heifetz, Jascha (1901–1987) • cadenzas (based on Auer and Joachim?), anon. ms., Royal College of Music (recorded by Heifetz with Toscanini on His Master’s Voice, DB 5726, 1940, reissued by Naxos, by Heifetz with Boston SO/Munch, and by Aaron Rosand with Monte Carlo SO on Vox, VXP 7902, 1999)

Huggett, Monica (1953–) • recorded with Mackerras on EMI, 2001

Ichmouratov, Airat (Айрат Рафаилович Ишмуратов) (1973–) • Klezmer Cadenzas op. 33, 2012, recorded by Alexandre da Costa on Warner Classics, 2013

Kennedy, Nigel (1956–) • 2nd-mvt. and 3rd-mvt. cadenzas, recorded with Polish CO on EMI, 2008

Príhoda, Váša (1900–1960) • 1st-mvt. cadenza, recorded by Josef Suk with Boult on EMI, 1971, with Czech PO/Konwitschny on Supraphon, 196

Shoji, Sayaka (1983–) • cadenzas, 2006, recorded with St. Petersburg PO/Temirkanov on Deutsche Grammophon, 2018

Sorokov, Anaton (1978–) • recorded on Marmor 9601, 2007 (“Wertvolle Klänge”)

Spalding, Albert (1888–1953) • recorded with Loibner on Concerteum/Forgotten Records FR1226, 1952

Steck, Anton • recorded on Accent, 2017

Stern, Isaac (1920–2001) • 3rd-movement Cadenza, recorded with New York PO/Bernstein on Sony

Suk, Josef (1929–2011) • 2nd-mvt. and 3rd-mvt. cadenzas, recorded with Czech PO/Konwitschny on Supraphon,1962

Szeryng, Henryk (1918–1988) • 2nd-mvt. and 3rd-mv. cadenzas, recorded with London SO/Schmidt-Isserstedt on Decca, 1965

Vengerov, Maxim (1974–) • recorded with London SO/Rostropovich on Warner Classics, 2006

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