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Levine: The Arrangement is Perfect

Posted at 4:32 PM on October 22, 2009 by Gillian Martin (2 Comments)
Filed under: In the media, Musician stories

Conductor James Levine found himself taking an unexpected medical leave a few weeks ago, as we reported previously on Classical Notes.

He was supposed to be back in action tonight with the Boston Symphony, but now he'll wait until October 30th.

With this being his third medical leave in the last five years, some wonder if his jobs as music director of both the Metropolitan Opera (in NYC) and the Boston Symphony are too much for him to handle, but he says no:

"The way it works is much more stimulating and much more in balance in terms of artistic growth and artistic content than it would be if I did one or the other."

Compared to holding jobs in New York and Munich, as he used to do, it's a piece of cake. And everybody else is doing it. Read more about it here.

Comments (2)

I loved the recording of Eric Whitacre's "May this Marriage" and want to get this for my son who is getting married next year.
I can't locate a recording at amazon.com - any suggestions how to get one?

Posted by Judy Myers | October 22, 2009 5:44 PM


I believe the recording you're looking for is "Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst and Other Choral Works" with Stephen Layton and Polyphony. It's on Hyperion, CD# 67543.

That disc gets a workout at Classical MPR because it's so fantastic! Try going directly to the Hyperion website.

Good luck! alison young

Posted by alison young | October 23, 2009 10:16 AM