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Composer apologises for comments on James Levine

The American composer John Harbison has just issued this retraction on his website:. Thank you to everyone who wrote in response to my commentary on James Levine, following the announcement of his death, which appeared in the prior issue of this newsletter. I’m grateful for each of the heartfelt comments,...
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James Levine obituary

Over the course of four decades as its music director, the conductor James Levine, who has died aged 77, took the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to unparalleled heights of professionalism. Ill health caused him to move to an emeritus role in 2016, but still with the prospect of appearances as a conductor.
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Conductor James Levine has died at 77

James Levine, who led New York's Metropolitan Opera as conductor, musical director, and artistic director from 1971 until he was fired in 2018, has died. He was 77, and his longtime doctor, Len Horowitz, said Wednesday that Levine died of natural causes on March 9 in Palm Springs, California. Levine...
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Remembering James Levine

I attended not his first but his second appearance at the Metropolitan Opera, on June 12, 1971, the debut of a 27-year-old conductor in Tosca that quickly attracted a buzz. It was a Saturday night during one of the seasons in June that used to follow the spring tour. Not much of interest tended to happen then, but the debut of a 27-year-old conductor in Tosca quickly attracted a buzz, of which the audience that night was clearly aware. To say that Levine brought enthusiasm to Puccini’s score, as sung by Grace Bumbry, Franco Corelli, and Peter Glossop, would be a major understatement. The curtain calls for Levine were prolonged and vociferous—too prolonged and too vociferous, apparently, for one person who, perhaps thinking that such a reaction should be reserved for more seasoned artists, started to boo. Or maybe he just disliked the performance.
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The rise and fall of James Levine

The American conductor James Levine, who died on Mar. 9 at age 77, drew on Jewish musical heritage to inspire his achievement, until multiple accusations of abuse justifiably ended his career. Born in Cincinnati to parents who attended the Isaac M. Wise Temple, a pioneering synagogue for Reform Judaism, Levine...
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James Levine Dies At 77, Leaving Behind A Complicated Legacy

James Levine — the celebrated longtime music and artistic director of the Metropolitan Opera and the all-too-brief music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra — died at the age of 77 on March 9 of “natural causes” in Palm Springs, California. The announcement mysteriously came over a week after his actual death. After multiple illnesses and accidents and a career-halting scandal, he was scheduled to resume his conducting this past January in Italy, though the pandemic caused a postponement that now can never be recovered. Most of my memories of Levine take place in Boston rather than in New York.
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James Levine, former longtime Met Opera maestro, dead at 77

James Levine, who served as maestro of the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being fired after an investigation revealed a history of sexual abuse, died last week at the age of 77. Levine’s March 9 death in Palm Springs, Calif. was due to natural causes and confirmed...
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Famed Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine dies at 77

(Reuters) - James Levine, one of the world’s most acclaimed conductors who served as music director for the Metropolitan Opera in New York for four decades before sexual abuse accusations ended his career, has died at age 77. Dr. Len Horovitz, his personal physician, said Levine died on March 9...
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James Levine death: Former Metropolitan Opera conductor accused of sexual abuse dies aged 77

Former Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine has died aged 77.Dr Len Horovitz, his personal physician, told The Associated Press on Wednesday (17 March) that Levine died on 9 March in Palm Springs, California, of natural causes.Levine was fired by the Met in March 2018. The organisation said in a statement at the time it had found “credible evidence that Mr Levine had engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct both before and during the period when he worked at the Met”.The Met also said that its investigation, conducted by outside counsel over more than three months, had uncovered “credible evidence...
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So James Levine got married

A statement by James Levine’s agent informed US media that the conductor, who has died aged 77, is ‘survived by wife Suzanne Thomson, his longtime companion whom he married last year’. The sources of this statement is Andrea Anson, formerly of Columbia Artists and, since that agency collapseed, working with...