James Levine and the 21st Century

James Levine
Good Conduct: The Metropolitan Opera, as Always, a Class Act
The Metropolitan Opera
Leighton Kerner [Village Voice, 1 Mar 05]
We’re undeniably in the era of James Levine. The Cincinnati-born, 61-year-old conductor is right now art music’s Great Enabler. As music director of the Metropolitan Opera for nearly the last 30 years and in the home stretch of his first season as chief conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, his potential for goosing the possibilities of 21st-century classical music performance is unique.
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