James Levine

1943 - 2021

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James Lawrence Levine ( liv-EYEN; June 23, 1943 – March 9, 2021) was an American conductor and pianist. He was music director of the Metropolitan Opera from 1976 to 2016. He was terminated from all his positions and affiliations with the Met on March 12, 2018, over sexual misconduct allegations, which he denied.Levine held leadership positions with the Ravinia Festival, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Levine has received more than 1,029,192 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. James Levine is the 30th most popular conductor (up from 32nd in 2019), the 2,390th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,292nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Conductor.

Memorability Metrics

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    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of James Levines by language

Over the past year James Levine has had the most page views in the with 90,295 views, followed by German (19,377), and Japanese (13,528). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (32.23%), Estonian (29.58%), and Latvian (16.07%)


Among conductors, James Levine ranks 30 out of 128Before him are Hans Knappertsbusch, Eugen Jochum, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Yuri Temirkanov, Fritz Reiner, and Franz Danzi. After him are George Szell, John Eliot Gardiner, Leif Segerstam, Václav Neumann, Charles Dutoit, and Eliahu Inbal.

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Among people born in 1943, James Levine ranks 166Before him are Louis E. Brus, Richard J. Roberts, Ma'ruf Amin, Inna Churikova, Randy Newman, and Blythe Danner. After him are Bill Duke, John Eliot Gardiner, Soad Hosny, Raphael, Horst-Dieter Höttges, and Ian Kershaw. Among people deceased in 2021, James Levine ranks 130Before him are Jimmy Greaves, Marshall Sahlins, Hank Aaron, Alberto Grimaldi, Haya Harareet, and Ahmed Zaki Yamani. After him are Yuriy Sedykh, Poul Schlüter, David Yonggi Cho, Dündar Ali Osman, Willy van der Kuijlen, and Enrique Bolaños.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Levine ranks 2,390 out of 20,380Before him are Richard Kuklinski (1935), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Carmine Coppola (1910), George Hamilton (1939), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), and Shirley Jackson (1916). After him are Steve Morse (1954), Robin Tunney (1972), Don Cheadle (1964), Wilma Rudolph (1940), John Connally (1917), and Sam Rockwell (1968).

Among CONDUCTORS In United States

Among conductors born in United States, James Levine ranks 2Before him are Herbert Blomstedt (1927). After him are John Philip Sousa (1854), Kent Nagano (1951), Charles Mackerras (1925), Dennis Russell Davies (1944), Robert Craft (1923), Arthur Fiedler (1894), Alan Gilbert (1967), and Anton Coppola (1917).