Boston Globe reviews BSO's performance of Harbison's Second Symphony
Boston Globe Review by Jeremy Eichler
"Last night's BSO program offered a deeply satisfying summit of second symphonies, those of Schumann and John Harbison, to be exact. James Levine was on the podium for a second week in a row leading music by these two composers who he feels share a "particular combination of poetry and energy." Those words mean less in the abstract, but when the two outwardly dissimilar works were placed side by side last night, there was an undeniable connections, somewhere far beneath the notes."