Cadenzas for the Piano Concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven


Cadenza for Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15


Cadenza for Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19


Cadenza for Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37


Cadenza for Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (1st movement)


Cadenza for Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (3rd movement) 


Piano solo

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"Mozart and Salieri" – a Symphonic Poem inspired by Alexander Pushkin's eponymous drama, op. 21




I. Prologue


II. Dialogue


III. Monologue





IV. Apologue


V. Epilogue


World Premiere: 28 April 2017, Indianapolis (IN), USA, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Krzysztof Urbanski



Piccolo (optional: 3rd Flute), 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn (optional: 3rd Oboe), 2 Clarinets in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb (optional: 3rd Clarinet in Bb), 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon (optional: 3rd Bassoon) 

4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 3 Trombones, Tuba

Timpani (one player, four drums), Triangle, Tam-tam, Cymbals (pair), Snare Drum, Bass Drum

Piano, Celesta

Violins I, Violins II, Violas, Violoncellos, Double Basses

Duration: ca. 26 min.

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Piano Concerto in Istrian Style, Op. 18

I. Overture

II. Intermezzo

III. Cadenza ad libitum

IV. Canon & Rondo on Istrian Folk Tunes

V. Finale


World Premiere: 23 July 2014, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen (CO), USA, with Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra / Robert Spano


Further performances: October 2015, with Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Thomas Sondergard


October 2015, with Turku Philharmonic Orchestra / Kazuki Yamada


October 2017, with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Robert Spano


Orchestration: solo piano, 2 flutes (optional piccolo), 2 oboes (optional cor anglais), 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings

Duration: ca. 35 min.

Brahms / arr. Lazic: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major (after Violin Concerto, op. 77) with Cadenza by Dejan Lazic


World Premiere: 1 October 2009, Atlanta (GA), USA, with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Robert Spano
European Premiere: 11 August 2011, London, UK (BBC Proms), with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Vassily Sinaisky
German Premiere: 9 April 2012 Hamburg, Germany, with Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Simone Young
Dutch Premiere: 26 September 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra / Gordan Nikoli?
Japanese Premiere: 2 March 2012, Sapporo, Japan, with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra / Tatsuya Shimono

South American Premiere: 26 September 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo / Lawrence Foster


Other performances:

* February 2012, The Hague & Utrecht, The Netherlands, with Residentie Orkest / Andrew Grams 

* April 2013, Indianapolis (IN), USA, with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Krzysztof Urbanski

* May 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany, with Düsseldorfer Symphoniker / Salvador Mas Conde



* with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Robert Spano (Channel Classics, 2010)

* with BBC Symphony Orchestra / Paul Kildea (BBC, 2010)


Orchestration: piano solo, orchestral score original by Johannes Brahms

Duration: ca. 39:30

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"Istrian Dance", Op. 15a

First performance: September 2011, Maribor Festival, Slovenia, Zen Hu (violin) & Dejan Lazic (piano)


Other performances:

* February 2012, Rovaniemi, Finland, John Storgards (violin) & Dejan Lazic (piano)

* February 2013, Sydney Opera House, Australia, Zen Hu (violin) & Dejan Lazic (piano)

* April 2014, Four Winds Festival, Australia, Zen Hu (violin) & Dejan Lazic (piano)

* April 2014, "Paradiso" Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Zen Hu (violin) & Dejan Lazic (piano)


Recording: Ning Feng & Zen Hu, violins (Channel Classics, 2009)


Instrumentation: 2 Violins OR Violin & Piano

Duration: ca. 02:30

"Kinderszenen" ("Scenes from Childhood") - Hommage a Schumann, op. 15


First Performance: December 2007, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dejan Lazić (piano)



Instrumentation: Piano Solo

Duration: ca. 12:00

6 Piano Pieces, op. 7

First performance: March 2005, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Dejan Lazić (piano)

2005 (1996)

Duration: ca. 14:00

"The Storm" - 8 miniatures for orchestra, op. 14


inspired by eponymous series of paintings by Rajka Kupesic



Orchestration: 4 trumpets in C, timpani, piano, strings

Duration: ca. 15:00



"Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite": Fantasy for Flute, Viola and Piano, op. 13


inspired by the eponymous final chapter of Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)



Duration: ca. 08:00

"Chaconne" for Violoncello solo, op. 11

First performance: September 1999, Festival de Wallonie, Belgium, Pieter Wispelwey (violoncello)


Duration: ca. 12:00

Variations on "Hava Nagila", op. 10

Recording: Sharon Bezaly, flute & Dejan Lazić, piano (BIS Records, 1998)


First performance (violin & brass ensemble version): November 2002, Prinzregententheater Munich, Germany, Zen Hu (violin) & Brass Ensemble "Blechschaden"




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Instrumentation: Flute & Piano OR Violin & Brass Ensemble

Duration: ca. 11:00

String Quartet, op. 9

First performance: July 1997, Bad Berleburg Festival, Germany, Voces Quartet


(performed as a part of the 70th Birthday Gala Concert for Mstislav Rostropovich in presence of maestro)


Duration: ca. 18:00

Sinfonietta, op. 6

First performance: December 1996, Schloss Elmau, Germany, Salzburg Soloists


Instrumentation: String Orchestra

Duration: ca. 09:00

"Conversazioni" for clarinet and viola, op. 5

First performance: October 1995, Royal Conservatory Brussels, Belgium, Dejan Lazić (clarinet) & Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola)


Duration: ca. 12:00

F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, op. 11 arranged for Piano and String Quintet (2 violins, viola & 2 violoncellos)


* First performance: December 2000, Huntington Music Festival, Australia, with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra


M. Bruch: Adagio from Violin Concerto in G minor, op. 26 arranged for violin solo & string quintet / string orchestra


* First performance: December 1996, Schloss Elmau, Germany, Salzburg Soloists


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