James Levine - Live At Carnegie Hall
by James Levine
Released: Sep 2013
From 2011 to 2013, legendary conductor James Levine was sidelined by injuries. This live recording with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall is his triumphant, and most welcome, return. From the first strains of the Act I "Prelude" to Wagner's Lohengrin, it's clear that the relationship between Levine and the ensemble he's led for several decades has not atrophied. The prelude is so good, in fact, that it whets the appetite for a new Levine recording of the complete opera. But what follows -- Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Schubert's ninth symphony -- will do for now.