La Cieca is idly wondering how James Levine‘s back is feeling this morning, after yesterday’s flareup that left him unable to conduct Tosca at the Met last night.  Rather an important question, too, since he’s scheduled for that high-profile Stravinsky-Mozart concert with the Boston Symphony tonight.

In the absence of any hard evidence, your doyenne is afraid she’s just going to have to ask the question and hope for someone, somewhere to offer an answer.

So, intangible forces of the Universe, La Cieca asks, “How’s Maestro Jimmy’s back today?”