Andre Previn

André George Previn (; born Andreas Ludwig Priwin; April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019) was a German-American pianist, composer, and conductor. His career had three major genres: Hollywood films, jazz, and classical music. In each he achieved success, and the latter two were part of his life until the end. In movies, he arranged and composed music. In jazz, he was a celebrated trio pianist, a piano-accompanist to singers of standards, and pianist-interpreter of songs from the "Great American Songbook". In classical music, he also performed as a pianist but gained television fame as a conductor, and during his last thirty years created his legacy as a composer of art music.

Before the age of twenty, Previn began arranging and composing for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He would go on to be involved in the music of more than fifty films and would win four Academy Awards. He won ten Grammy Awards, for recordings in all three areas of his career, and then one more, for lifetime achievement. He served as music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra (1967–1969), principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (1968–1979), music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1976–1984), of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1985–1989), chief conductor of the Royal Philharmonic (1985–1992), and, after an avowed break from salaried posts, chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic (2002–2006). He also enjoyed a warm relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 6, 1929 (Berlin), Died February 28, 2019 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-1801 10-in. 10/20/1947 But not for me Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1802 10-in. 10/20/1947 This can't be love Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1803 10-in. 10/20/1947 Mad about the boy Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1804 10-in. 10/20/1947 Should I Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1842 10-in. 11/3/1947 I didn't know what time it was Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1843 10-in. 11/7/1947 My shining hour Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1844 10-in. 11/3/1947 Hallelujah Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1845 10-in. 11/7/1947 Just one of those things Andre Previn Piano solo, with guitar, string bass, and drums instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8102 1/6/1955 Symphony in F minor: 1. Sonata Allegro John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8103 1/6/1955 Symphony in F minor: 2. Scherzo John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8104 1/6/1955 The Charleston John Graas instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8312 4/10/1955 Easy to love Georgie Auld instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8313 4/10/1955 I've got you under my skin Georgie Auld instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8314 4/10/1955 Stairway to the stars Georgie Auld instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8315 4/10/1955 Take care Georgie Auld instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8316 4/11/1955 Let's get away from it all Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8317 4/11/1955 It happened in Sun Valley Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8318 4/11/1955 How are things in Glocca Morra? Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8319 4/11/1955 On a slow boat to China Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8328 4/13/1955 San Francisco Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8329 4/13/1955 Flying down to Rio Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8330 4/12/1955 London in July Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8331 4/13/1955 An island in the west Indies Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8336 4/18/1955 Sidewalks of Cuba Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8337 4/18/1955 Honolulu Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Previn, Andre," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338383.

Previn, Andre. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338383.

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