New answers tagged styles
Most known, I couldn't say. The best I can think of is Guthrie Govan (a guitarist), who is outrageously flexible. He can even mimic the styles of others with outstanding accuracy.
Cadenzas often have a slightly different musical style than the works they are based on -- for example, Joachim's standard cadenzas for the Mozart violin concerti -- but are not usually way off. For example, I wouldn't expect a cadenza in a Mozart horn concerto to include a bunch of pedal notes or lip glissandi or other techniques that were not commonly ...
The quickest solution would be to find as many different recordings of this piece that you can find, to listen to the cadenzas that different performers play, and to construct a written cadenza that feels similar in style. That is always what I have done as a solo singer. Try to find recordings that say that they were made "on period instruments" or "in ...
I think the answer depends on one's subjective ability to recognise the improviser; which would probably be highly dependent upon knowledge of their ouvre and instrument. With that in mind, I'd suggest John McLaughlin as a candidate for having success in different styles, where he might not be recongisable immediately. Compare the Mahavishnu Orchestra with ...
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