Boris Levenson

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Boris Levinson (Loewensohn) (1884-1947) was a Russian-born American composer.

Levenson was born on 22 March 1884[1] in Ackerman, Bessarabia (now Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, then a province of Russian Empire).[2] 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 United States 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.[3]

He died in March 1947 in New York City.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b converting from Julian 10 March 1884 here: - MusicSack, accessed January 31, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "VIAF". Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  3. ^ Also included, in addition to the string quartet in B, were a set of Lyric Pieces for cello, and a set of fantasies on Russian Folksongs for piano quintet. See The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, p. 392, at Google Books, June 1, 1920 issue.