This 50-page booklet shows a detail of a portrait of Jenny Lind, an engraving by
William Holl after a daguerrotype by W.E. Kilburn, London,
Judge for yourself
this not a cadenza by Chopin for
Mazurka Op. 24/3 ?
gave the cadenza to F. Hiller in 1884.
Jenny Lind: Her Vocal Art and Cadenze (1894) contains a
collection of cadenze for voice … some “extremely difficult”.
They are “bequeathed to the world by one of the greatest singers
of the present century² … with a view of ensuring their
preservation to posterity”.
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Given Jenny Lind’s relationship with Chopin in 1841-1849 and her
role in the monumentalization of the composer, it cannot be
excluded that most of the
Cadenze sung by Jenny Lind – later “written down by Mr.
Goldschmidt, at her dictation” and bequeathed to the
world – were created during her singing lessons with Chopin and that they could provide new insight into
Chopin’s method of
teaching “the art of singing”. »¹
¹ Bel Canto
Chopin's Dream (2013).
writes in 1834: "Je fais aussi beaucoup de cadence ...
Cela me casse la tête. J'ai là des études de Hiller, de
Chopin et de Kessler."