Levitan, Daniel

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Daniel Levitan


Born: November 30, 1953

Country: Geneva, New York. U.S.A.

Studies: Bennington College (B.A.)

Teachers: Henry Brant, Vivian Fine, Marta Ptaszynska

Website: http://danlevitanmusic.com/

Daniel Levitan is the composer of numerous works for percussion ensemble that are regularly performed at colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

He studied composition at Bennington College (BA, 1976) with Henry Brant, Vivian Fine, and Marta Ptazynska; and percussion privately with Phil Ford and Ray Spiegel (tabla), Frank Malabe (conga and latin percussion), and Tom Hemphill (mallets).

Mr. Levitan, a graduate as well of the North Bennett Street School (1975), works as a piano technician in New York City, and writes and lectures on tuning topics for the Piano Technicians Guild.[1]

Works for Percussion

Autoclave - Percussion Quartet
Baroque Suite for Marimba - Marimba
Canon at the Bar - Snare Drum
Concertino in E Flat for Marimba and Strings - Marimba; Orchestra
Concerto for Marimba (Levitan) - Marimba; Percussion Ensemble (10+1)
Concerto for Pan and Percussion - Steel Pan; Percussion Ensemble
Conservatory Garden - Percussion Quartet
Dialects - Percussion Quartet
Duet (Levitan) - Percussion Duo - Marimba, Vibraphone
Duo for Violin and Marimba - Marimba; Violin
Eight Two-Part Inventions - Percussion Duo (Unpitched Percussion)
From Porgy and Bess - Percussion Quartet - Marimba Quartet
Marimba Four Hands - Percussion Duo - Marimba Duo
Marimba Quartet (Levitan) - Percussion Quartet - Marimba Quartet
Marimba Suite No. 2 - Marimba
Perfectly Frank - Multiple Percussion (Conga Solo); Percussion Quartet<br Quartet for Twenty Temple Blocks - Percussion Quartet
Recitative (Levitan) - Percussion Duo - Marimba, Vibraphone
Septet (Levitan) - Percussion Septet
Tabla Duets - Percussion Duo
Tabla Trio - Percussion Trio
The Redwood Box - Percussion Duo - Marimba, Vibraphone; Percussion and Cello optional
Trio (Levitan) - Percussion Trio
Trio for Vibraphone, Marimba, and Temple Blocks - Percussion Trio
Variations for Vibraphone and Piano - Vibraphone; Piano
Variations on a Ghanaian Theme - Percussion Trio
Yule Flip - Marimba Quartet