André PrevinBorn 6 April 1929. Died 28 February 2019
André Previn Biography (Wikipedia)
André George Previn, KBE (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin; April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019) was a German-American pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor.
His career was three-pronged. Starting by arranging and composing Hollywood film scores for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Previn was involved in the music for over 50 films over his entire career. He won four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings (and one more for his Lifetime Achievement). He was also the music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Oslo Philharmonic, as well as the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In jazz, Previn was a pianist-interpreter and arranger of songs from the Great American Songbook, was piano-accompanist to singers of jazz standards, and was a trio pianist. All along the way, his efforts were recorded; much of the way, they garnered acclaim and awards.
André Previn Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2004: Prom 60
Proms 1987: Prom 61
Proms 1974: Prom 22
Proms 1974: Prom 20
Proms 1973: Prom 07 - Rachmaninov Centenary Concert
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
The colourful sonic world of a 20th Century icon
Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade Extract (Prom 48)
Gareth Davies: how to make a melody soar
Claire Booth: is the scherzo from Bruckner's 8th Symphony in 3/4 or 6/8?
Boulez: Le marteau sans maître
Schoenberg: Seht, die Sonne from 'Gurrelieder' (excerpt) (2017)
Matthias Pintscher on Pierre Boulez
"He was a quite exceptional being"
"...he just looked at me and he said, 'learning conducting is about learning how to do less'..."
"A great composer, an astonishing conductor and a really funny, charming, surprising man"