James Levine

US conductor and pianist. Born 23 June 1943
James Levine
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1943-06-23
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James Levine

James Levine Biography (Wikipedia)

James Lawrence Levine (born June 23, 1943) is an American conductor and pianist. He is primarily known for his tenure as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera (the "Met"), a position he held for 40 years (1976–2016). He was formally terminated by the Met from all his positions and affiliations with the company on March 12, 2018 over sexual misconduct allegations that he denies.

Levine has made numerous recordings, as well as television and radio broadcasts, with the Met. Levine has also held leadership positions with the Ravinia Festival, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1980 he started the Lindemann Young Artists Development Program, and he has often trained promising singers, conductors, and musicians for professional careers.

After taking an almost two-year health-related hiatus from conducting from 2011 to 2013, Levine retired as the Met's full-time Music Director following the 2015/16 season to become Music Director Emeritus.

On December 2, 2017, The New York Times published a front-page story containing detailed accounts of four men in their 40s to 60s alleging their long-term sexual abuse by Levine occurring decades earlier, while each was a music student of his in his teens or early 20s. The following day, the Met suspended Levine and cancelled his future scheduled engagements. The Ravinia Festival also promptly severed all ties with Levine, as did the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which announced that Levine would never again "be employed or contracted by the BSO at any time in the future." Following an investigation that ended in March 2018, having "found credible evidence", the Met terminated its relationship with Levine, for "sexually abusive and harassing conduct".

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DER HOLLE RACHE
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DER HOLLE RACHE

DER HOLLE RACHE

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Performer
Vienna Philharmonic
Zdsislawa Donat
Arnold Schoenberg
Erwartung
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Erwartung
Henryk Wieniawski
Légende, Op 17
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Légende, Op 17
Gabriel Fauré
Berceuse, Op 16 arr for violin and orchestra
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Berceuse, Op 16 arr for violin and orchestra
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Dance of the Comedians)
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The Bartered Bride (Dance of the Comedians)
Giuseppe Verdi
Perfidi! All'anglo contra me... Pietà! (Macbeth)
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Perfidi! All'anglo contra me... Pietà! (Macbeth)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Scene 1: Swan Theme (Swan Lake)
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Scene 1: Swan Theme (Swan Lake)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)
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Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)
Johannes Brahms
18 Liebeslieder Watzer, Op. 52
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18 Liebeslieder Watzer, Op. 52
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58, 2nd mvt.
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Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58, 2nd mvt.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro: Act II Arietta, "Voi che sapete"
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The Marriage of Figaro: Act II Arietta, "Voi che sapete"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute - Holle Rache (Queen of the Night)
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The Magic Flute - Holle Rache (Queen of the Night)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute - O Isis und Osiris (Sarastro)
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The Magic Flute - O Isis und Osiris (Sarastro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute - Overture
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The Magic Flute - Overture
Claude Debussy
Ariettes Oubliées 1: C'est L'extase Langoureuse
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Ariettes Oubliées 1: C'est L'extase Langoureuse
Giuseppe Verdi
Si, pel ciel marmoreo from Act 2 of Otello
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Si, pel ciel marmoreo from Act 2 of Otello
Arnold Schoenberg
Cabaret Songs: Mahnung
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Cabaret Songs: Mahnung
Arnold Schoenberg
5 Orchestral Pieces: No.2
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5 Orchestral Pieces: No.2
Richard Wagner
In festen Schlaf (Die Walküre)
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In festen Schlaf (Die Walküre)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake (Hungarian Dance)
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Swan Lake (Hungarian Dance)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trio in E flat major, K 498, 'Kegelstatt'
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Trio in E flat major, K 498, 'Kegelstatt'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The Magic Flute)
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Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The Magic Flute)
Giuseppe Verdi
Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
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Anvil Chorus (Il trovatore)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin: Final scene
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Eugene Onegin: Final scene
Giacomo Puccini
La Boheme (Si Mi chiamano Mimi)
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La Boheme (Si Mi chiamano Mimi)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano, K 498 ('Kegelstatt')
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Trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano, K 498 ('Kegelstatt')
Bernard Herrmann
Wuthering Heights - I have dreamt
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Wuthering Heights - I have dreamt

Wuthering Heights - I have dreamt

Orchestra
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Kuda kuda, kuda vi udalilis (Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin)
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Kuda kuda, kuda vi udalilis (Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin)
Maurice Ravel
Tzigane
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Tzigane
Giuseppe Verdi
Ehi! Paggio! (Falstaff)
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Ehi! Paggio! (Falstaff)
Jules Massenet
Thaïs (Meditation)
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Thaïs (Meditation)
Pablo de Sarasate
Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' (Op.25), Moderato [Gipsy dance, Act 2]
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Concert fantasy on 'Carmen' (Op.25), Moderato [Gipsy dance, Act 2]
Arnold Schoenberg
Five Orchestral pieces, Op. 16
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Five Orchestral pieces, Op. 16
George Gershwin
Cuban Overture
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Cuban Overture
Arnold Schoenberg
Erwartung
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Erwartung
Alban Berg
3 Orchestral Pieces Op.6
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3 Orchestral Pieces Op.6
Пётр Ильич Чайковский, James Levine & Wiener Philharmoniker
The Nutcracker - suite (Op.71a), no.3; Waltz of the flowers
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The Nutcracker - suite (Op.71a), no.3; Waltz of the flowers
Pablo de Sarasate
Zigeunerweisen, Op 20
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Zigeunerweisen, Op 20
Johannes Brahms
Liebeslieder-Walzer
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Liebeslieder-Walzer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No.33 in B flat major, K.319
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Symphony No.33 in B flat major, K.319
Claude Debussy
Ariettes oubilees: Chevaux de bois
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Ariettes oubilees: Chevaux de bois
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2007: Prom 71
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Royal Albert Hall
2007-09-07T06:37:50
7
Sep
2007

Proms 2007: Prom 71

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2007: Prom 70 - In memoriam Luciano Pavarotti (12/10/1935 - 6/9/2007)
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Royal Albert Hall
2007-09-06T06:37:50
6
Sep
2007

Proms 2007: Prom 70 - In memoriam Luciano Pavarotti (12/10/1935 - 6/9/2007)

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2002: Prom 59
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Royal Albert Hall
2002-09-03T06:37:50
3
Sep
2002

Proms 2002: Prom 59

Royal Albert Hall

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