Boston Symphony/ Hunt Lieberson, Carnegie Hall

By Martin Bernheimer[Financial Times, 1 December 2005]
As James Levine begins his second season on the podium of the Boston Symphony, the signs of a happy honeymoon linger. The conductor, whose beat has shrunk to Monteux- Reiner proportions, seems content to lead the orchestra, not the audience. The results invariably soar with equal parts passion and precision.