In a concerto cadenza the soloist has the chance to apply free individual expression to the preceding musical themes. As a result, there are as many cadenzas for Mozart's flute concertos as there are flute players. Emmanuel Pahud developed the cadenzas in this volume of The Flute Collection over his career.
They are an invaluable gain for every flautist, especially as Mozart did not compose any cadenzas for these works.
The most traditional of this selection are Pahud's cadenzas, which are well crafted with clever harmonic twists and some wonderfully imaginative moments (...) They are relatively concise, and feel musical rather than self-indulgent, and remain largely within the style of Mozart."
Pan Magazine 12/2014 (Carle Rees)