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Classical Music

The cost of excellence

At the BSO, James Levine has raised the bar - and increased the bill

By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / September 25, 2005

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There will be Schoenberg, and lots of it. Get ready for a world premiere from Elliott Carter, too. James Levine is back at Symphony Hall, and with him returns the combination of crowd-pleasing (Beethoven, Berlioz) and demanding -- some would say difficult -- programming that marked his first year as the Boston Symphony Orchestra's music director. Stay away if you ... (Full article: 1380 words)

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