Dale Clevenger

Soloist

As a soloist, Grammy Award winner Dale Clevenger is in demand throughout the world. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony every year since joining the orchestra in 1966. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim. He has participated in many music festivals, including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; the Florida Music Festival in Sarasota; the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington; and the Affinis Music Festival in Japan.  He has also performed in Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and Israel.

Dale Clevenger is the featured soloist on several CSO recordings, including works by Martin, Schumann, Britten, and Mozart. He also played on the Grammy Award–winning recording The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli with the brass ensembles of the Chicago, Philadelphia, and Cleveland orchestras. He has recorded the horn concertos by Joseph and Michael Haydn with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, as well as all of Mozart’s horn concertos. The Mozart recording was named Record of the Year in Hungary, and both recordings were nominated for Grammy awards. Clevenger also performed with Barenboim and colleagues from the CSO and the Berlin Philharmonic in Chicago and Berlin on the Grammy-winning CD of quintets for piano and winds by Mozart and Beethoven. With Barenboim and Itzhak Perlman, he recorded Brahms’s Horn Trio for HD TV, laser disc, and Sony Classical CD. He performed on the Tribute to Ellington CD with Barenboim and other members of the CSO.

Solos Recorded by Dale Clevenger 



Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Janos Rolla



Franz Joseph Haydn
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, H. 7d/3

Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Franz Joseph Haydn
Horn Concerto in D major, H. 7d/4 (doubtful)

Allegro Moderato
Adagio
Allegro



Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Janos Rolla



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K. 412/514 (K. 386b)

Allegro
Rondo Allegro

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K. 417

Allegro
Andante
Rondo. Allegro

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495

Allegro moderato
Romance. Andante cantabile
Rondo. Allegro vivace

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo for horn & orchestra in E flat major (fragment), K. 371

Allegro
Andante (corno tacet)
Presto

 

Leopold Mozart
Sinfonia pastorella for alphorn & strings in G major






Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim






Richard Strauss
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11 (TrV 117)
Allegro
Andante
Allegro
 
Richard Strauss
Andante for horn & piano in C major (from unfinished sonata), o.Op. 86a (TrV 155, AV 86a)


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447

Conducted by Claudio Abbado
Allegro
Romance. Larghetto
Allegro

Robert Schumann
Konzertstück for 4 horns & orchestra in F major, Op. 86

Soloists Dale Clevenger, Thomas Howell, Norman Schweikert, Richard Oldberg
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim
Lebhaft
Romanze. Ziemlich langsam doch nicht schleppend
Sehr lebhaft

Benjamin Britten
Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31

Soloists Dale Clevenger, Robert Tear
Conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
Prologue. Andante
Pastoral. Lento "The Day's grown Old"
Nocturne. Maestoso "The splendor falls on castle walls"
Elegy. Andante appassionato "O, rose, thou art sick"
Dirge. Alla marcia grave "This ae nighte, every nighte"
Hymn. Presto e leggiero "Queen and hantress, chaste and fair"
Sonnet. Adagio "O soft embalmer of the still midnight"
Epilogue. Andante

 





Solo Written for Dale Clevenger
 

 John Williams
Concerto for Horn (Angelus, Battle of Trees, Pastorale, Hunt, Nocturne)
premiered in 2004

 
 
 


Dale Clevenger as Conductor/Soloist

Carnegie Mellon University Orchestra
Conductor/Soloist
Dale Clevenger
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447

Allegro
Romance. Larghetto
Allegro


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Other concertos  

Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, AV132

Reinhold Glière Horn Concerto in B, Op. 91