Frank Ezra Levy (1930–2017) — Interlude (1975) for organ
Frank Ezra Levy (1930–2017) was born in Paris to china restorer Else Hammerschlag and Swiss pianist and composer Ernst Levy. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1939 and began studying cello in New York. He graduated from High School of Music and Arts (now LaGuardia) in 1948 and earned a B.S. from Juilliard in 1951 and an M.A. in Musicology from University of Chicago in 1954. Levy taught at the New School and Brooklyn College and in 2008–09 was Composer-in-Residence at Kean University. He played cello for the St. Louis Symphony, the Feldman Chamber Music Society, the Halifax Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and numerous Broadway show orchestras, and was principal cellist at Radio City Music Hall for 45 years. Levy was a prolific composer and published more than 200 works, primarily with Seesaw Music.
Published by Seesaw Music/Subito Music Corp. in “Wedding Music”