James Levine mourns his artist brother

James Levine mourns his artist brother


norman lebrecht

April 11, 2020

The death has been announced from leukaemia of Thomas L. Levine, brother of the former Met music director. he was 71.

Tom was Jimmy’s companion and minder throughout his career.


He is survived by his brother and a sister, having sold his NY apartment (below) last year.


  • Ari Bocian says:

    He was actually either 74 or 75, having been born in 1945.

  • Ms.Melody says:

    Condolences to Maestro Levine and his family

  • Mark says:

    Condolences to Maestro Levine and the rest of the family ! May Thomas Levine’s memory be a blessing.

  • Peter Glaubitz says:

    Wow just searching for friend Tom and ran into this! Hit me more than. The Virus.
    Cannot reveal my emotions!
    I’ll take a glass of wine (as we used to do on our back porch in Cincy with Tom – well not A glass) and look at his art from his first showing (compete with door lock) and also to his Birthday gift to me of one of his 4 seasonal works (the other 3 seasons were hung in the Cincinnati Music Hall).
    Hope he got to enjoy the last remaining bottle of Du Cru from the case we bought together.
    Will miss Tom (Larry Mary too).
    Peter G – Eagles Mere. . .

  • Mary Ann says:

    So heartbroken to hear of this deep loss… and for Jimmy amidst all of the anguish that has preceded it. Loss of a dear friend… so hard to take. I knew Tommy rather well since I worked for Jimmy at Met O
    Condolences to all. His art will, indeed, live on, as will his spirit, surely. ~ Mary Ann