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

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  
Decca L 8338 4/18/1955 Moonlight in Vermont Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 8339 4/18/1955 Serenade to Sweden Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9089 3/28/1956 But beautiful Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9090 3/28/1956 I fall in love too easily Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9091 3/28/1956 Invitation Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9092 3/28/1956 Let's fall in love Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9093 3/28/1956 It could happen to you Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9094 3/28/1956 Too late now Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9099 3/29/1956 Moonlight becomes you Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9100 3/29/1956 You are too beautiful Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9101 3/29/1956 When you wish upon a star Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9102 3/29/1956 Laura Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9103 3/29/1956 My foolish heart Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9104 3/29/1956 It's easy to remember Andre Previn instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9805 1/18/1957 Wild and crazy Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9806 1/18/1957 Central Park-4 A.M. Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9807 1/18/1957 Blues at five Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9808 1/18/1957 The poor people of Brazil Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9851 2/11/1957 Smooth Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9852 2/11/1957 Return of the man Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9853 2/11/1957 Exotica Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9854 2/11/1957 Just a little jazz Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10343 7/5/1957 Hop, skip but jump Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10344 7/5/1957 Lament in five Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10345 7/5/1957 Jubilation Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 10346 7/5/1957 Nightcap Elmer Bernstein instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Previn, Andre," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338383.

Previn, Andre. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338383.

"Previn, Andre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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