The Big 4-0

James Levine's four-decade Met career has been filled with countless memorable moments. SCOTT ROSE picks forty of his favorites.

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Levine in rehearsal with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for the Ring, 1997
Photos by Steven Mark Needham
© Steven Mark Needham 2011
1. The New York Times of February 20, 1955, reports that "an eleven-year-old boy, James Levine, will be piano soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra."...

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