Author Joseph Horowitz talks with Classical New England's Brian Bell about a fascinating, often misunderstood, but crucially important figure who changed the course of history for Boston and the music world.
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On June 5, 1971, James Levine lifted his baton and stepped up on the stage at The Metropolitan Opera. The occasion was a festival performance of Tosca. It was also the 27-year-old Levine's debut performance at the Met.