Ira Levin's concert from 16.2.2012 in Turku, Finland, with the world premiere of his orchestration of Busoni's Fantasia Contrappuntistica, can be watched here:
Liszt: Les Preludes at 14:40
Busoni - Levin: Fantasia Contrappuntistica at 33:10
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 at 1:26:50
Following his highly acclaimed conducting of Wagner's "Lohengrin" and two symphonic concerts at the legendary Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires in September and October of 2011, he was immediately invited back to conduct Enescu's monumental "Oedipe" there in May of 2012, the first staged performances of that important opera in all of the Americas. The huge critical and popular success of that, and also a concert with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic for which he stepped in at the last minute to conduct, led to his being invited to the Colon as principal guest conductor, beginning in 2013 with productions of Rachmaninoff's "Aleko" and "Francesca da Rimini", R. Strauss's "Die Frau ohne Schatten" and Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera".
His 2010 recording with the London Symphony of works by Michael Colina, which received rave reviews, was followed by the September 2012 release of a second CD with the London Symphony of music by Colina, both on Fleur de Son Classics and distributed by Naxos. A third will follow in 2014. His recording of the fascinating 1899 edition of Bruckner's Sixth Symphony with the Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera, the first since 1952, will be followed in 2013 with the world premiere recording of the 1892 edition of the Second Symphony.
His 2010 orchestration of Busoni's monumental piano work, "Fantasia Contrappuntistica", published at the end of 2010 by Edition Tilli, was followed by a new orchestration in 2011 of Liszt's "Fantasia and Fugue on the theme BACH", in honor of the Liszt bicentennial. His orchestration of Franck's Piano Quintet was published in 2012. These works have been performed in Finland, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and are scheduled for performances in Germany under his direction at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall and in Hannover in 2013-14. Edition Tilli completed the series of his transcriptions for piano and cadenzas to Mozart concertos in 2013. Levin's recordings of many of those works can now be heard on You Tube, along with the scores. Click here to see them.