Tuesday, September 6, 2011

James Levine: Time to Retire...?

James Levine conducts Bizet's Overture to Carmen:

The maestro has hurt his back again and withdrawn from conducting at the Metropolitan Opera this fall.  It's a shame, but maybe it's time for him to move on.  There might be lots of different ways of doing something, but they don't include not doing it...

For all that Levine's a big cheese in his own right, the larger problem is that he's set off a butterfly effect that's causing headaches in the classical music world internationally..

Levine may

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