MASTERCLASS WITH DALE CLEVENGER - MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 9: I. Andante comodo (horn part)


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Mahler, Gustav - Composer
Symphony No. 9 in D Major

Lecturer/Horn: Clevenger, Dale

Year of Production: Oct. 2007
Playing Time: 00:15:05
Catalogue Number: RSS3852_1

After some brief questions about the student's horn studies, Professor Clevenger talks about his own recordings, and about the difficult to find the correct place to breathe in this Horn Excerpt.

Then, Dale Clevenger points out the need to play with a good articulation (as "speaking" with logic and common sense) and - to achieve this - he advises the student to play piano but thinking in forte. They also work on the mouth position and pressure to get a better sound for a particular note.

Professor Clevenger also recommends other fingering for a certain passage, and he explains the meaning of several German indications in the score. Character should be mysterious.

Finally, Dale Clevenger makes some corrections on dynamics and he suggests to the student the best way to practice for getting a better sound.

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