Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy countrysides.
The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
Born in the Soviet Union in the city of Minsk, violinist Dmitri Levin studied at the School for the Musically Talented before entering the famed Moscow Conservatory where he was a student of Yuri Yankelevich. After completing his studies he served as Principal Second Violin with the Minsk Opera and Ballet Theater. Mr. Levin emigrated to the United States in 1977 and joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1979. During his 5-1/2 year tenure there, he served as Co-Principal Second Violin for two seasons, and gave two solo appearances with the orchestra. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1984, and participates regularly in the Orchestra’s Chamber Music Concerts.
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