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Dale Clevenger,the First Chair Soloist of Chicago Symphony Orchestra ,retires

Dale Clevenger (born 1940 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) has been Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1966, and after 47 years he has planned his retirement for June, 2013. On recordings, Clevenger can be heard in the Mozart horn concertos (Hungaroton with the Franz Liszt CO, and DG – No 3 with Abbado and the CSO), the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings (with Robert Tear and Carlo Maria Giulini and the CSO – DG), ‘Morgenlich leuchtend’ from Die Meistersinger (arranged for horn and orchestra with Daniel Barenboim and the CSO – Teldec), the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Chicago colleagues (conducted by Giulini on the CSO’s own label) and he leads the horn quartet in Barenboim’s very fine DG recording of Schumann’s Konzertstück. And, of course, on numerous symphonic and orchestral recordings under Solti, Haitink, Barenboim, Abbado and many other great conductors.