. James Levine, conductor who led Met Opera and Boston Symphony, dies at 77 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Washington Post – James Levine, a conductor whose spectacular musical versatility and vitality — and near-infallible knowledge of the works he interpreted — made him one of the world’s most acclaimed orchestra leaders but who lived to see his legacy blighted by accusations of sexual abuse, died March 9 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 77.

Even when conducting from a wheelchair, he remained a vigorous and indefatigable presence in American cultural life far beyond the rarefied opera world — widely considered the country’s most influential conductor since Leonard Bernstein.

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