Anthony Tommasini checks in with the maestro, offering his own analysis on all things Levine. Tommasini notes that Levine has regained much of the weight he lost after his injury-imposed time off. There's also this interesting question raised about his dual roles in New York at the Metropolitan Opera and in Boston with the BSO.
Yet what if, as Mr. Levine gets older, he has to choose?
“To keep doing opera after all these years rather than do the Boston Symphony?” he pondered. There is so much potential in Boston right now, he said. He has a real chance to build a legacy there, while at the Met, after 36 years, his legacy is already secure."
A lawyer who is also a blogger... A match made in heaven, at least for me. Donn Zaretsky, the attorney representing Christoph Büchel, posts an e-mail from Mass MoCA director Joseph Thompson. More please.
Alex Ross has a Memorial Day post worth checking out. He introduces us to Lt. Daniel Todd Currie, an Air Force engineer in Iraq with some pretty interesting musical ambitions.
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