James Levine, born 70 years ago in Cincinnati has been music director of the Metropolitan Opera for decades. He is recognized as one of the world’s great conducts.
Conductor James Levine emerges from medical leave to conduct again.
James Levine, whose physical problems are legion, was forced to withdraw from conducting the Metropolitan Opera in September of last year. At this point, no one expects him to be able to conduct until late 2013. The question is…what now? According to the Met’s 2010- 2011 tax return, the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director, earned $2.1 [...]
Above: 2011 American Classical Music Hall of Fame inductee cellist Gregor Piatigorsky plays “The Swan” from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, an orchestra with more than 60 Grammy Awards to its credit and a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center are among the 2011 American Classical Music Hall [...]
Is Italian Conductor the Heir to Levine’s Podium? Fabio Luisi has conducted most of the performances for ailing conductor James Levine. While replacing Levine seems a daunting task, a recent performance featuring Renee Fleming indicates that the transition may be nearly seamless. What do you think? Does the Met need a “name-brand” conductor? Read Luisi [...]
James Levine cancels all performances for the fall of 2011.
Government leaders in UK say Arts are no longer core curriculum; Many musicians take music education into their own hands; and James Levine prepares to return to the Met podium
Classical 101 will present highlights of past Marlboro Music Festival performances as the 60th Anniversary of the annual event is taking place in Marlboro, Vermont.
“James Levine: 40 Years at The Metropolitan Opera” is a coffee table book as lavishly appointed as the Met’s productions.
Two must-see classical programs on PBS tonight, bass Giorgio Tozzi has died, Minnesota Public Radio features musicians under 30, and the Van Cliburn amateur piano competition has a winner.