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Oscar Levant

p, 1906-1972 US, Pittsburgh
Musician / Composer of Classical and Jazz

Oscar Levant (born on December 27, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died on August 14, 1972 in Beverly Hills, California) was an American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He was more famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and in movies and television, than for his music.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Latin
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Tra-La-La on An American In Paris [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists
That's Entertainment (from "The Band Wagon") - 2006 Remaster on That's Entertainment by Various Artists
Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 (Remastered): I. Adagio sostenuto on Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata and More by Ludwig van Beethoven & Oscar Levant
Lotus Land on A Rhapsody in Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant by Oscar Levant
Love Walked In - Outtake on An American In Paris [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists
Concerto In F - 3rd Movement on An American In Paris [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists
Pavane for A Dead Princess on A Rhapsody in Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant by Oscar Levant
Liza on An American In Paris [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists
Medley: My Cousin In Milwaukee / A Foggy Day / The Half-Of-It Dearie Blues / But Not For Me - Outtake on An American In Paris [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 (Remastered): I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito on Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Oscar Levant, Eugene Ormandy & Philadelphia Orchestra

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
A Rhapsody In Blue - The Extraordinary Life Of Oscar LevantOscar Levant2018Compil.
Oscar Levant At The Piano (Music Of Chopin, Debussy, Ravel)Oscar Levant2018Album
An American in Paris (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Gene Kelly, George & Ira Gershwin, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary2015Album
Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minorPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Oscar Levant2012Album
Rhapsody In Blue / Un Américain A Paris / Concerto En Fa / Trois Préludes Pour PianoGeorge Gershwin / Benny Goodman, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Oscar Levant, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, André Kostelanetz2005Album
The Band WagonFred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz2005Album
Classic Gene Kelly MoviesGene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett, Vera-Ellen, Kathryn Grayson, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Georges Guétary, Oscar Levant & MGM Studio Orchestra1995Compil.
Rhapsody In Blue - Prelude Nr. 3George Gershwin, Oscar Levant - Eugene Ormandy - The Philadelphia Orchestra1990Single
Levant Plays GershwinOscar Levant1987Compil.
Rhapsody In BlueGeorge Gershwin - Oscar Levant / The Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy1987Single
The Barkleys Of BroadwayFred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant1981Album
Concerto for Piano and OrchestraAram Khatchaturian, Oscar Levant, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Symphony Orchestra of New York1977Album
Piano Concerto No 4 In D MinorAnton Rubinstein - Oscar Levant / Dimitri Mitropoulos1968Album
Rhapsody In Blue - 2e Rhapsodie Pour Piano Et Orchestre - Porgy And Bess - Ouverture CubaineGeorge Gershwin / Oscar Levant, The Philadelphia Orchestra1962Compil.
Oscar Levant At The Piano: Music of Chopin, Debussy, RavelOscar Levant1961Album
Some Pleasant Moments In The 20th CenturyOscar Levant1958Album
Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue / Un Américain A Paris / Concerto En FaGeorge Gershwin / Alec Templeton, André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra, André Kostelanetz, Oscar Levant, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra1957Album
Oscar Levant Plays LisztOscar Levant, Franz Liszt1956Album
Levant Plays GershwinGeorge Gershwin / Oscar Levant, André Kostelanetz1955Album
Concerto No. 4 In D Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 70Anton Rubinstein, Oscar Levant, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos1952Album
Concerto for Piano and OrchestraAram Khatchaturian – The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Oscar Levant1950Album
Oscar Levant Plays ChopinOscar Levant1949Single
Rhapsody In Blue / An American In ParisGeorge Gershwin / Oscar Levant Piano, With Eugene Ormandy Conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski Conducting The New York Philharmonic Orchestra1949Album
Second Rhapsody For Piano And Orchestra And Variations on "I Got Rhythm" And Preludes I, II, & IIIGeorge Gershwin / Oscar Levant, Morton Gould And His Orchestra1949Album
Oscar Levant Plays ChopinOscar Levant1949Album
Concerto In A Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 16Oscar Levant, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Efrem Kurtz - Edvard Grieg1948Album
Gershwin, Variations on "I Got Rhythm" Second Rhapsody for Piano and OrchestraOscar Levant1948Album
Levant Plays DebussyOscar Levant1947Album
Adagio Cantabile From Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 13Oscar Levant1946Album
Moonlight SonataOscar Levant - Ludwig van Beethoven1946Album
HumoresqueIsaac Stern, Oscar Levant1946Album
Oscar Levant Plays Popular ModernsOscar Levant1946Album
Rhapsody In BlueGeorge Gershwin / Oscar Levant with The Philadelphia Orchestra Conducted By Eugene Ormandy1945Album
Gershwin Piano Concerto / Gershwin Piano PreludePaul Whiteman And His Orchestra / Oscar Levant1945Album
Oscar Levant Plays ChopinFrédéric Chopin, Oscar Levant1945Album
Oscar Levant In A Recital Of Modern MusicOscar Levant1942Album
Rhapsody In BlueFrank Black And His Orchestra, Oscar Levant, George Gershwin1927Album
Levant Plays DebussyOscar LevantAlbum
Gayne Ballet Suite — Sabre Dance / LullabyOscar LevantAlbum
Valse Mazanetta / MinuetRudy Wiedoeft, Oscar LevantAlbum
Al Jolson With Oscar Levant At The Piano.Al Jolson, Oscar LevantAlbum
Oscar Levant, PianoOscar LevantSingle
Concerto En Fa Pour Piano Et OrchestreGeorge Gershwin - Oscar Levant, The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, André KostelanetzAlbum
Songs And ComedyAl Jolson, Oscar LevantAlbum
Tchaikovsky - GriegOscar LevantAlbum
Debussy: Prélude à L'Après-Midi d'un Faune; Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Honegger: Concertino for Piano and OrchestraEugene OrmandyAlbum
Concerto No. 1 In B-Flat Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 23 / Concerto In A Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 16Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Edvard Grieg, Oscar LevantAlbum
Etude No. 5 In G-Flat Major / Etude No. 12 In C Minor / Malagueña / PastourelleOscar LevantAlbum
Oscar Levant Plays GershwinGeorge Gershwin, Oscar LevantAlbum
Levant Plays GershwinOscar Levant, George GershwinCompil.
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