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Levy, Jules

George C. Foreman

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print November 2013 |
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b London, UK, April 24, 1838; d Chicago, Nov 28, 1903). American cornet virtuoso and composer of British birth. He was the pre-eminent cornet virtuoso of the 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s. After four years as a member of the Band of the Grenadier Guards in London, he bought his release from the service in 1860 and gained immediate popularity as a featured soloist in the Promenade Concerts at Covent Garden and with the Crystal Palace orchestra. He first came to the United States in tours with soprano Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa in 1865 and 1869. He remained in New York in 1869 and appeared as a soloist with Theodore Thomas’s orchestra. He made concert tours of Russia (1872–74) and Australia and New Zealand (1877–78). When in New York, during the years from 1875 to 1880, he was a regular soloist with Gilmore’s Band. He was a leading attraction at the summer resorts on Coney Island during the 1880s, and toured extensively throughout the United States with his own concert company through the 1890s. He was active as a soloist until his death. He composed a number of cornet solos, including the ...

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Subjects: Romantic Music

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