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  • Posted 10/05/2012 08:24:34 EDT

     A very brief, cursory and poor review.  Roy Hammer

  • Posted 09/23/2012 08:48:22 EDT

    One problem is that the BSO had very few younger guest conductors during Levine's years here, relying on a series of elderly well established men in their 70's and now 80's. I don't need to name names more »

  • Posted 04/11/2011 07:40:27 EDT

    I saw the show last week and had mixed reactions. When I finished I had a feeling of is that all there is. Really only one piece in the big public space of the Shapiro Courtyard which calls out for co more »

  • Posted 03/13/2011 03:18:31 EDT

    I have been reading a lot of silly talk. Of course we need an interim principal guest conductor, as Haitink was between Ozawa and Levine, as Dutoit was in Philadelphia, and Haitink and Boulez in Chica more »

  • Posted 03/01/2011 05:37:01 EST

    Most of these comments are unnecessarily mean; however, they reflect a reality that Levine has not been able to perform here enough because of health problems. I remember when Steinberg had to leave f more »

  • Posted 02/26/2011 07:06:53 EST

    I attended the Fri. concert and Mr. Newhouse did an excellent job, getting a standing ovation. Perhaps Mr. Levine's rehearsals contributed to the success. However, he has become a drag on the BSO and more »

  • Posted 11/21/2010 09:51:49 EST

    I too found the Shapiro Courtyard blah and the restaurant space ugly. Unfortunately, the Galleria Restaurant has been downgraded and, I gather, to be eliminated. I had to endure the overcrowded and li more »

  • Posted 04/10/2010 07:47:12 EDT

    I attended Fri. afternoon and the audience was most enthusiastic about the Mahler; perhaps the performance was better than Thurs. night. My complaint is that the reviews are too short. I noticed the s more »

  • Posted 03/26/2010 08:21:41 EDT

    Yes, and we'd like to know his ideas about the symphony's choice of the replacement conductor of whom most of us have never heard. I go in two weeks for another premier and the Mahler 7th. The announc more »

  • Posted 02/05/2010 07:59:33 EST

    I enjoyed the concert. The Carter was the most appealing we have heard over the years. However, I found the Brahms to be often too loud and too aggressive. The audience loved it. I do think Levine pro more »

  • Posted 12/20/2009 05:42:45 EST

    WGBH cares nothing for the listeners who loyally supported it for years. My spouse is a Ralph Lowell Society member (highest category of donors) and will no longer support a station we cannot hear, pl more »

  • Posted 10/26/2009 06:48:43 EDT

    A very thoughtful column. Is anyone struck by the fact that a faith with too few priests is going after a faith that has an abundance of priests because of female clergy. Now Anglican priests who want more »

  • Comment on: 'Levine’

    Posted 10/22/2009 01:08:29 EDT

    The person who said that recent concerts without Levine have been inferior ("missed his insight") could not have attended the Petrenko concert. It was fabulous and he played music that Levine wouldn't more »

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