A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
And so, little by little, I gradually divested myself of pretty nearly all of the guest conducting I used to do, because I was at the same time working in the places like the Met, where I could work in this sort of depth.
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|Birth:||23rd June, 1943|
James Lawrence Levine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is an American conductor and pianist. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 1964 and joined the American Conductors project connected with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is primarily known for his tenure as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, a position he held for 40 years. He 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 often works to train promising singers, conductors, and musicians for professional careers.
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