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James Levine, shown rehearsing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra last week, has agreed to adjustments in programs.
James Levine, shown rehearsing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra last week, has agreed to adjustments in programs. (Globe Staff Photo / Dominic Chavez) Globe Staff Photo / Dominic Chavez

Levine's pace proves hard on BSO

Along with wide acclaim come physical stresses

By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / March 17, 2005

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra may be getting rave reviews, but its members are increasingly worn out. Players are asking the music director, James Levine, to shorten the length of the programs and to ease a rehearsal schedule that has aggravated injuries, generated stress, and speeded one veteran violist's retirement. (Full article: 1332 words)

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