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Andre Previn

Andre Previn

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 18 Aug 1996

Composer, Conductor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the composer and conductor André Previn. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how he and his family fled from Nazi Germany and ended up in California. His skill as a jazz musician led to a job at MGM and four Oscars for the film scores he wrote there. However, in the mid-1960s he turned his back on Hollywood and became principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He'll be discussing this dramatic transition, his famous appearance on the Morecambe and Wise Show and the perils of his now-abandoned celebrity status.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Concerto in D major

Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

2.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 5 in D major

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

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Claude Debussy

3.

Claude Debussy

Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Pierre Monteux

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Johannes Brahms

4.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic

Others who chose this artist

Richard Strauss

5.

Richard Strauss

Don Quixote

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor

Orchestra: The Columbia Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Bruno Walter

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Benjamin Britten

7.

Benjamin Britten

Peter Grimes

Conductor Benjamin Britten Orchestra: The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House (Covent Garden)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Ensemble: The Alban Berg Quartet

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Book

The collected works by Anton Chekhov

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 09 Oct 1967

Pianist, Conductor

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor and pianist André Previn.

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor

Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quintet No. 4 in G minor

Soloist: Cecil Aronowitz Orchestra: Amadeus String Quartet

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor

Soloist: Solomon Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Herbert Menges

Others who chose this artist

Ludwig van Beethoven

4.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Orchestra: Amsterdam Concertgebouw Conductor: Erich Kleiber

Others who chose this artist

Ludwig van Beethoven

5.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 4 In G major

Soloist: Solomon Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Andre Cluytens

Others who chose this artist

Johannes Brahms

6.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Others who chose this artist

Claude Debussy

7.

Claude Debussy

La Mer

Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

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Benjamin Britten

8.

Benjamin Britten

Dies irae (from War Requiem)

Soloist: Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears et al Choir: Bach Choir Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Melos Ensemble Conductor: Benjamin Britten

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Book

Volume of reproductions of paintings by

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