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André Previn

German-American pianist, conductor and composer

André Previn

German-American pianist, conductor and composer
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birthday
6th
April, 1929
Death
28th
February, 2019
Birth Place
Germany
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Andr George Previn KBE (; born Andreas Ludwig Priwin; April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019) was a German-American pianist, composer, and conductor. His career had three prongs: Hollywood, jazz, and classical music. On each he achieved success, and the latter two were part of his life until the end. In the movies, he arranged music and composed. 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 worked as a pianist too but gained television renown 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 Grammy Awards as well, ten of them, 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 Name

Andreas Ludwig Priwin

Children

10

Occupations

Pianist Conductor Composer

Organization

London Symphony Orchestra Pittsburgh Symphony Los Angeles Philharmonic

Spouses

Betty Bennett (m. 1952; div. 1957) Dory Previn (m. 1959; div. 1970) Mia Farrow (m. 1970; div. 1979) Heather Mary Hales (m. 1982; div. 1999) Anne-Sophie Mutter (m. 2002; div. 2006)

Years Active

1943 2019

Name

André Previn

Nationality

United States of America, Germany

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