James Levine – Live at Carnegie Hall.
Recorded live on May 19, 2013, this concert marked maestro James Levine’s return to the stage after a two-year absence due to injury. His entrance on the stage of Carnegie Hall was greeted with a standing ovation, which was followed by a concert that met with huge audience and critical praise.
We get to hear the following selections from that concert:
- Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, with Evgeny Kissin (piano)
- Rondo a capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ‘Rage over a lost penny‘, performed by Evgeny Kissin (piano)
- Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 ‘The Great’
- Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1
Performed by The MET Orchestra, James Levine, conductor.
A winner of ten Grammy Awards, five of which were with the MET, James Levine has, since his 1971 company debut, led the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to become one of the premiere orchestras in the world today.
The guest artist in the Beethoven concerto #4 was pianist Evgeny Kissin, a frequent collaborator with Levine and also a celebrated performer around the globe.
Here is a treasure: The BACH – CONCERTO for 4 PIANOS and orchestra, with ARGERICH – KISSIN – LEVINE – and PLETNEV:
And– here is something really wonderful: James Levine, talking about himself, and about his career, and all about his music:
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