QUOTE(The Flute Fanatic @ Oct 10 2010, 02:51 PM)
QUOTE(KTViola @ Oct 9 2010, 06:30 PM)
How about just a little turn / ornament / flourish, to make it clear that you know it should be a cadenza, but you really haven't got time, what with the examiner having a queue of grade one pianists out in the waiting room!
I was planning on playing a scale from D in the second octave up to D in the third, then doing an arpeggio fanfare type thing by playing ADAF#AF#DF#DA if that makes sense lol. So it's not very long at all...
Although I am a "go by the book" sort of person, I think that what you suggest is not in direct contradiction to the instructions; it's not a showoff cadenza, it's just a little flourish so that the piece finishes off properly and shows that you are a real musician who thinks that the work deserves to be performed with respect :-) If it were grade 4 I might not feel quite the same ;-) I did the slow movement of the Mozart bassoon concerto for my G5 and I just had to end sort of no-where with no cadenza. I had ideas of what to do but that really was a place where there was NOTHING else going on and it demanded something that was beyond my compositional or performing skills, so my teacher just finished off on a piano chord.