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Re: James Levine
« Reply #300 on: March 02, 2018, 02:32:46 PM »

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Re: James Levine
« Reply #301 on: March 02, 2018, 02:40:40 PM »
My mom will be sad!

Pervert, or just a masher like Dutoit? I can still listen to Dutoit. Levine is uncomfortable. Fortunately nothing he did is particularly important to me.

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Re: James Levine
« Reply #302 on: March 02, 2018, 03:06:58 PM »
The Boston Globe has a new investigation with interviews of 5-6 James Levine colleagues from his early days as a student in the 1960s and 70s. He seems to have tried to build a cult, almost literally, around himself, with sexual power plays and promises to form a "God Philharmonic" of the best orchestra ever for those willing to serve him. They even all purchased VWs because that was his favorite car. Lynn Harrell is probably the most prominent name interviewed here.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/02/cleveland/cn2Sathz0EMJcdpYouoPjM/story.html?s_camp=bostonglobe:social:sharetools:twitter

(One of the commenters insinuates that Leonard Bernstein is next. Say it ain't so?)

Lennie? Zero chance. There is ZERO chance that the VW was his favorite car. ZERO.
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Re: James Levine
« Reply #303 on: March 12, 2018, 10:28:39 PM »
He gone.

ComposerOfAvantGarde

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Re: James Levine
« Reply #304 on: March 12, 2018, 11:35:18 PM »
He gone.

A really great article to be read here

https://van-us.atavist.com/munich-1997

It delves into the politics of the day, that's for sure, which is actually fantastic in seeing how far we have come with issues like this. On the other hand, it still shows how far the world is yet to go.

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Re: James Levine
« Reply #305 on: March 15, 2018, 09:22:23 PM »
Sued the Met for defamation for firing him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-james-levine.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage

Loss of position and humiliation is insufficient, I think. I hope there will be a criminal trial and that he can be locked up in a penitentiary for the what remains of his natural life.

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Re: James Levine
« Reply #306 on: March 15, 2018, 10:32:17 PM »
Sued the Met for defamation for firing him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-james-levine.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage

Loss of position and humiliation is insufficient, I think. I hope there will be a criminal trial and that he can be locked up in a penitentiary for the what remains of his natural life.

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Re: James Levine
« Reply #307 on: March 16, 2018, 01:21:47 AM »
Sued the Met for defamation for firing him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-james-levine.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage

Loss of position and humiliation is insufficient, I think. I hope there will be a criminal trial and that he can be locked up in a penitentiary for the what remains of his natural life.

I think so too, although rapists with that much money, power and influence will never end up like that. The problem is just as much the system that protects them as it is these people (Levine, Dutoit etc) themselves.