James Levine Biography

James Levine, Musician
Born asJames Lawrence Levine
Occup.Musician
FromUSA
BornMay 24, 1943
Cincinnati, Ohio
Age81 years
James Lawrence LevineJames Levine is an American conductor and pianist.

Even as a 10 years old Levine appeared as a musician in Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 2. 1961-1964 he examined at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City and carrying out with Jean Morel. The very first couple of years after college graduation, he worked as an aide to the American conductor George Szell at the Cleveland Orchestra. Ultimately he has worked at the Philadelphia Orchestra, Welsh National Opera and the San Francisco Opera.

He made his launching at the Metropolitan Opera in June 1971 in Tosca, was appointed in 1973 as primary conductor and also songs supervisor in 1975 as well as artistic supervisor 1986th Levin's job has suggested a whole lot to enhance and consolidate the Metropolitan Opera's role as one of the leading opera houses worldwide. From 2004 parts Levine time between Metropolitan as well as being a manager for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (after Seiji Ozawa).

At the Metropolitan, he has actually established consists of works by Alban Berg, Debussy, Gershwin, Mozart, Rossini, Schoenberg, Strauss, Stravinsky, Verdi, Wagner, Kurt Weill and additionally a lot more current works such as John Coriglianos The Ghosts of Versailles.

Levine is likewise routine guest conductor of the various other leading bands such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London as well as Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden, and at several festivals, consisting of Bayreuth Festival, where he has actually conducted 15 periods.

James Levine has actually additionally come to be understood for playing chamber music and also as a valued accompanist for Lieder vocalist.

Levine also has a function in the computer animated Disney film Fantasia 2000th

Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by James, under the main topics: Dating - Change - Dad.

Related authors: Alban Berg (Composer), Kathleen Battle (Actress), Felix Mendelssohn (Composer), Kurt Weill (Composer), John Corigliano (Composer), George Szell (Composer), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Fantasia Barrino (Musician)

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32 Famous quotes by James Levine

Small: Were in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution
"We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution"
Small: A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change
"A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change"
Small: More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but Im still amazed at the number who
"More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion, but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume that mom's got to be the one who stays home, not dad"
Small: At my age, you are naturally inclined towards teaching
"At my age, you are naturally inclined towards teaching"
Small: Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table
"Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table"
Small: We do not seem to be finding tomorrows Toscas
"We do not seem to be finding tomorrow's Toscas"
Small: Theyve really got to recognize that all of us bring some of our family issues to work and our work home
"They've really got to recognize that all of us bring some of our family issues to work and our work home"
Small: I thought Id write one book and the world would change overnight
"I thought I'd write one book and the world would change overnight"
Small: I think this orchestras strengths involve drama and voice
"I think this orchestra's strengths involve drama and voice"
Small: I have a big problem with conductors who gesture a lot
"I have a big problem with conductors who gesture a lot"
Small: I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest
"I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest"
Small: And so, little by little, I gradually divested myself of pretty nearly all of the guest conducting I us
"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"
Small: It was just that we had this phenomenal honeymoon relationship that just kept on going
"It was just that we had this phenomenal honeymoon relationship that just kept on going"
Small: It wasnt that I ever knew Id be at the Met for 20 years, or 30 years, or 40 years, or anything like tha
"It wasn't that I ever knew I'd be at the Met for 20 years, or 30 years, or 40 years, or anything like that"
Small: If you factor in not just whos doing what at home, but how much more time working fathers are spending
"If you factor in not just who's doing what at home, but how much more time working fathers are spending on work outside the home, on average they spend two hours more per day outside the home"
Small: The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real problem that they dont feel comfortable bringing t
"The invisible dilemma is that men face the very real problem that they don't feel comfortable bringing these issues up and they tend not to be acknowledged at work"
Small: My hunch is that probably men are doing more both outside the home and inside the home
"My hunch is that probably men are doing more both outside the home and inside the home"
Small: Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it
"Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it"
Small: I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment
"I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment"
Small: And, over the last thirty years we have seen mens participation in both housework and childcare has inc
"And, over the last thirty years we have seen men's participation in both housework and childcare has increased and women's have stayed at about the same"
Small: We found that when people put this issue on the table, it turns out that men acknowledge the issue, and
"We found that when people put this issue on the table, it turns out that men acknowledge the issue, and employers and employees can work out solutions just as working mothers do"
Small: Its just that, when the orchestra look at me, I want them to see a completely involved person who refle
"It's just that, when the orchestra look at me, I want them to see a completely involved person who reflects what we rehearsed, and whose function is to make it possible for them to do it"
Small: I can imagine wanting to work with this ensemble and this company always
"I can imagine wanting to work with this ensemble and this company always"
Small: Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility
"Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility"
Small: Art has never been a popularity contest
"Art has never been a popularity contest"
Small: There is no relationship between the gestures and what an orchestra will do
"There is no relationship between the gestures and what an orchestra will do"
Small: Second, if youre the boss, just because they dont ask doesnt mean your employees dont have needs
"Second, if you're the boss, just because they don't ask doesn't mean your employees don't have needs"
Small: So, the total number of hours spent on the stuff you have to do to take care of a family, working and c
"So, the total number of hours spent on the stuff you have to do to take care of a family, working and caring for stuff at home, the total number of hours is actually about the same for mothers and fathers"
Small: But the important thing is to lie down and fall asleep. That little nap means you wake up fresh again a
"But the important thing is to lie down and fall asleep. That little nap means you wake up fresh again and can continue"
Small: As major orchestras around the world are gripped in various kinds of crises and upheaval, we need to be
"As major orchestras around the world are gripped in various kinds of crises and upheaval, we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation"
Small: It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way
"It has to be able to play at the maximum expression and communication in every style, and the only way you can do that is - like Verdi said - working with a file, every day, little by little, until the orchestra's collective qualities emerge"
Small: Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion t
"Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out"