Sylvan Levin

Sylvan Levin (1903 – 10 August 1996) was an American concert pianist and conductor. He served as the assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Symphony under Leopold Stokowski for many years. He also founded the Philadelphia Opera Company in 1938, serving as its director for six years.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1903, Died January 1st, 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, conductor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-69469 10-in. 1/6/1933 In the Luxemburg Gardens Rose Bampton ; Charles O’Connell Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-69470 10-in. 1/6/1933 A song for lovers Rose Bampton ; Sylvan Levin Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CSHQ-72023 12-in. 3/19/1932 Prometheus Curtis Institute of Music Choir ; Sylvan Levin ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CSHQ-72024 12-in. 3/19/1932 Prometheus Curtis Institute of Music Choir ; Sylvan Levin ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor LCSHQ-72025 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 3/19/1932 Prometheus Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CSHQ-72026 12-in. 3/19/1932 Prometheus Curtis Institute of Music Choir ; Sylvan Levin ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CSHQ-72027 12-in. 3/19/1932 Prometheus Curtis Institute of Music Choir ; Sylvan Levin ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor LCSHQ-72028 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 3/19/1932 Prometheus Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor LCSHQ-72606 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/30/1932 Gurre-Lieder Leopold Stokowski Talk, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-72621 12-in. 5/4/1932 Gurre-lieder Leopold Stokowski Talk, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-72640 12-in. 5/26/1932 Ritorna vincitor Agnes Davis Soprano vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-73077 12-in. 7/8/1932 Vor der Thur (At the door) Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-73078 12-in. 7/8/1932 Die Nonne und der Ritter Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-73079 12-in. 7/8/1932 Es rauschet das Wasser Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73080 10-in. 7/8/1932 When I bring to you colour'd toys Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73081 10-in. 7/8/1932 Light, my light Rose Bampton Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-73083 12-in. 7/8/1932 Air de Lia Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-73084 12-in. 7/8/1932 Wenn ich mit Menschen Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-73085 12-in. 7/8/1932 Denn es gehet dem Menschen Rose Bampton ; Sylvan Levin Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73086 10-in. 7/8/1932 Ich wandte mich und sahe an Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73087 10-in. 7/8/1932 O tod wie bitter bist du Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CS-92851 12-in. 9/26/1935 Oh! Quand je dors Louise Lerch Soprano vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-92852 10-in. 9/26/1935 Zueignung Louise Lerch Soprano vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-92853 10-in. 9/26/1935 Là ci darem la mano Donal G. Brien ; Louise Lerch Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-92854 10-in. 9/26/1935 Duet de l'oasis Donal G. Brien ; Louise Lerch Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Levin, Sylvan," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107092.

Levin, Sylvan. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107092.

"Levin, Sylvan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107092

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