for the Five Violin Concertos,
the Adagio in E major,
and the Rondo in C Major
by W. A. Mozart
12 pp., $9.95, Presser Order number 494-02509 (KINR-1)
The cadenzas I am offering in this book are the result of my experiments over the years to present the material in Mozart’s concertos through different musical prisms. At times, I would try to stay within the parameters of the style known in the era of Mozart, and at others I would use more exuberant techniques, reminiscent of Paganini. In some cases, I felt like engaging in a “conversation” with other instruments similar to a technique used in operas in those days. As far as the numerous fermatas are concerned, the performance practice of that time called for a short “lead in” type of improvisation. I included my ideas of how this could be done in this book with the exception of a few cases where I felt a short pause would better serve as a silent “bridge” between sections of different character.
Emanuel Borok, Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1985, has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader. Before coming to Dallas, Mr. Borok served for 11 seasons as Associate Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Born and trained in the Soviet Union, Mr. Borok has made many solo appearances in Israel, Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Venezuela, Mexico, Switzerland, Holland, and throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall. His solo appearances have included the Bach Double Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin, Mozart’s Symphony Concertante with Pinchas Zukerman and Brahms’ Double Concerto with Janos Starker, chamber music with Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrel, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, and Christopher Hogwood. He also presented a recital with pianist Tatiana Yampolsky as part of the Distinguished Artists Recital Series at the 92nd Street Y in New York, as well as recitals at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland. Borok is currently on the music faculty of the University of Houston.
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