Boris Levenson

Composer

1884 – 1947

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Who was Boris Levenson?

Boris Levenson was a Russian-born American composer.

Levenson was born on 22 March 1884 in Ackerman, Bessarabia. Levenson became a pupil of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, before becoming a prominent composer of his own right. A Bessarabian Jew, Levenson focused his work on Jewish folk songs. He traveled to the USA in 1920.

His musical output also includes a string quartet among other works. This was performed in a concert of his works in London, England in April, 1920.

He died in March 1947 in New York City.

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Born
1884
Nationality
  • United States of America
Died
1947

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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