André Previn (Andreas Ludwig Priwin) KBE (b. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. April 6, 1929, Berlin) is a German-born American Academy Award and Grammy Award winning pianist, conductor, and composer. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra Conducting is the act of directing a Musical performance by way of visible gestures A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance He first came to prominence by arranging and composing Hollywood film scores in 1948. A film score is a broad term referring to the music in a film which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film
André Previn was born to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. His brother was the late director Steve Previn (1925-1993). With his family, he emigrated to the United States in 1939 to escape the Nazi Regime in Germany. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1943, and grew up in Los Angeles. Naturalization is the acquisition of Citizenship or Nationality by somebody who was not a citizen or national of that country when he or she was born Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West At his Summer 1946 graduation from Beverly Hills High School Previn played a musical duet with Richard M. Sherman: Previn played the piano, accompanying Sherman (who played flute). Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as "Beverly" or as "BHHS" is the only major Public high school in Beverly Hills California Coincidentally, twenty one years later, both composers won Oscars for different films, both winning in musical categories. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film.
In 1967, Previn became music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. The Houston Symphony Orchestra is a professional Orchestra based in Houston Texas. In 1968, Previn began his tenure as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), serving in that post until 1979. The London Symphony Orchestra ( LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. During his LSO tenure, he and the LSO appeared on television in the programme André Previn's Music Night. From 1976-1984, Previn was music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), and in turn had another television series with the PSO titled Previn and the Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ( PSO) is an American Symphony Orchestra, based at Heinz Hall in the Cultural District He was also principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ( RPO) is a British Orchestra based in London.
In 1984, he was named music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, officially taking over the position in 1985. The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil LAP or LAPO is an American Orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States While Previn's tenure with the orchestra was musically satisfactory, other conductors including Kurt Sanderling, Simon Rattle, and Esa-Pekka Salonen, did a better job at the box office. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Kurt Sanderling (born September 19, 1912) is a WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Sir Simon Denis Rattle, CBE, FRSA, (born January Esa-Pekka Salonen ( (born June 30 1958 is a prominent Finnish orchestral conductor and Composer. Previn clashed frequently with Ernest Fleischmann (the orchestra's Executive VP and General Manager), most notably when Fleischmann had failed to consult him before deciding to name Salonen as Principal Guest Conductor of the orchestra, complete with a tour of Japan. Because of Previn's objections, Salonen's title and Japanese tour were withdrawn; however, shortly thereafter in April 1989, Previn resigned as Music Director.  Four months later, Salonen was named Music Director Designate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, officially taking the post of Music Director in October 1992.
Previn's many recordings include the three complete ballets of Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, and the complete symphonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams, all with the LSO. Ballet is a formalized form of Dance with its origins in the French court further developed in France and Russia as a Concert dance Swan Lake ( Лебединое Озеро, Lebedinoye Ozero) is a Ballet, op The Sleeping Beauty ( Спящая Красавица, Spyashchaya Krasavitsa) is a Ballet in a prologue and three acts Opus 66 by Pyotr The Nutcracker (Щелкунчик Shchelkunchik) Op 71 is a Fairy tale - Ballet in two acts three scenes by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Ralph (reɪf Vaughan Williams OM (12 October 1872 &ndash 26 August 1958 was an English Composer of symphonies, Chamber music With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he made other recordings of music by Sergei Prokofiev (most notably, the Symphonies 1 and 5, the score to Alexander Nevsky, and the Symphony-Concerto for Cello & Orchestra with Heinrich Schiff as soloist), symphonies and other pieces by Antonín Dvořák, and works by contemporary composers including William Kraft, John Harbison, and Harold Shapero. Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Серге́й Серге́евич Проко́фьев Sergéj Sergéjevič Prokófjev) ( - 5 March 1953 was a Russian composer who Saint Alexander Nevsky (Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский in Russian; transliteration Aleksandr Yaroslavich Nevskij) ( May 30 Heinrich Schiff (born 18th November 1951) is a noted Austrian cellist, much in demand as a soloist with the world's leading chamber ensembles and major orchestras Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( (often pronounced in English as; DVOR-zhahk; September 8 1841 – May 1 1904 was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed William Kraft (born 1923 in Chicago Illinois) is a Composer, conductor, Teacher, and John Harris Harbison (born December 20, 1938 in Orange New Jersey) is a Composer, best known for his Operas For the mathematics professor see Harold S Shapiro. For the economics professor see Harold T
Previn has composed film scores and other musical works including a cello concerto and a guitar concerto. A cello concerto (sometimes called a violoncello concerto) is a Concerto for solo Cello with Orchestra or very occasionally smaller groups The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles He has also adapted and conducted the music for several films—some of them stage-to-film adaptations, such as My Fair Lady, Kismet, Porgy and Bess, and Paint Your Wagon, but several were written especially for film, including the Academy Award-winning Gigi. My Fair Lady is a musical Film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical My Fair Lady, based in turn on the play Kismet is a musical written in 1953 by Robert Wright and George Forrest, adapted from the music of Alexander Borodin, and Porgy and Bess is a 1959 movie based on George Gershwin 's opera of the same name. Paint Your Wagon is a Musical film released in 1969, adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 stage musical by Lerner "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Not to be confused with Gigli. Gigi is a 1958 motion picture musical set in Paris France. Several of the film scores were collaborations with his second wife, Dory Previn. Dory Previn, née Dorothy Veronica Langan (born 22 October 1925 or 1929 is an American Lyricist, Singer-songwriter and Poet
In the mid-to-late 1950s, and more recently, he toured and recorded as a jazz pianist. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Mainly recording for Contemporary Records, he worked with Shelly Manne and Benny Carter. Contemporary Records was a jazz record label founded by Lester Koenig in 1951 in Los Angeles. Shelly Manne (June 11 1920&ndashSeptember 26 1984 born Sheldon Manne in New York City, was an American jazz drummer. Bennett Lester Carter (born August 8, 1907 in Harlem New York; died July 12, 2003 in Los Angeles California) was An album he recorded with Manne of songs from My Fair Lady was a best-seller (see My Fair Lady (jazz album)). My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw 's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner My Fair Lady, recorded by " Shelly Manne & His Friends" and released in 1956 by Contemporary Records, is the first Album ever made consisting Andre Previn made two albums with Dinah Shore as arranger, conductor, and accompanist in 1960 and made several appearances on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show in the early 1960s. Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American Singer, Actress The Dinah Shore Chevy Show is an American variety series broadcast by NBC from 1956 to 1963. He collaborated with Julie Andrews on a collection of Christmas carols in 1966, focusing on rarely heard carols. Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells on October 1 1935) is an award-winning English Actress This popular album has been reissued many times over the years, and is now available on CD.
In later years, he has concentrated on composing classical music. He collaborated with Tom Stoppard on Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, a play with substantial musical content, which was first performed in London in 1977 with Previn conducting the LSO. Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE (born 3 July 1937 is a British Screenwriter playwright Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is a stage play by Tom Stoppard. His first opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, premiered at the San Francisco Opera in 1998. A Streetcar Named Desire is an opera composed by André Previn with a libretto by Philip Littell in 1995 San Francisco Opera (SFO is the second largest Opera company in North America. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) His numerous other classical works include vocal, chamber, and orchestral music. Occasionally he has made recordings of jazz music on the Telarc label. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Telarc International Corporation is an Independent record label, based in Cleveland Ohio, United States, and founded in 1977 by two classically
In the United Kingdom, where he was knighted in 1996, he is particularly remembered for his performance as "Mr Andrew Preview" (or "Privet") on the Morecambe and Wise comedy show in 1971, which involved his conducting a spoof performance of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto, with Eric Morecambe as soloist. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, usually referred to as Morecambe and Wise, were a British comic Double act, working in variety, radio Film The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907 was the only Concerto Grieg completed John Eric Bartholomew OBE ( 14 May 1926 &ndash 28 May 1984) better known by his stage name Eric Morecambe, was an Because of other commitments, the only time available for Previn to learn his part was during a transatlantic flight, but the talent he showed for comedy won high praise from his co-performers. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and At a concert in Britain afterwards, Previn had to stop the playing of the concerto to allow the audience time to stop giggling as they remembered the sketch. It is still voted one of the funniest comedy moments of all time.
Andre Previn has been married five times. His first three marriages, to Betty Bennett, to Dory Langdon, and then to Mia Farrow, kept him in the public eye. Dory Previn, née Dorothy Veronica Langan (born 22 October 1925 or 1929 is an American Lyricist, Singer-songwriter and Poet Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow, known as Mia Farrow (born February 9, 1945) is an American Actress. After his fourth marriage (to Heather Sneddon in 1982) ended in 2002, Previn wed the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, and later wrote a violin concerto for her. Anne-Sophie Mutter (born June 29 1963) is a German Violin Virtuoso. A violin concerto is a Concerto for solo Violin (occasionally two or more violins and instrumental ensemble customarily Orchestra. They divorced in 2006.
Previn has mentioned in the liner notes of the program printed for his appearance as guest conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the 2006-2007 season that his year of birth is 1930, and not 1929 as many sources claim. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based at Symphony Hall in Boston Massachusetts, USA
Previn wrote a memoir of his early Hollywood years, No Minor Chords, published in 1991.
Previn is the father-in-law of director Woody Allen through the director's marriage to Farrow and Previn's adopted daughter Soon Yi after his own divorce from Farrow. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow (born October 8, 1970) is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn.
Previn received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 in recognition for his contributions to classical music and opera in the United States. The Good Companions is a Novel by the English Author J B Priestley. Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer ( November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American Songwriter and Singer Coco is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by André Previn. Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. Alan Jay Lerner ( August 31, 1918 &ndash June 14, 1986) was an American Broadway Lyricist and Librettist Betty Comden ( May 3 1917 November 23 2006) along with Adolph Green (1914 2002 was one-half of the musical duo Comden and Green Adolph Green ( December 2, 1914 October 23, 2002) was an American Lyricist and Playwright who with long-time A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical Entertainment that combines Music, dance and sketches. A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both The Music Lovers is a 1970 British Biographical film directed by Ken Russell. Paint Your Wagon is a Musical film released in 1969, adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 stage musical by Lerner Inside Daisy Clover ( 1965) is a Motion picture based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. Two for the Seesaw is a 1962 Drama film, directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine For the 1921 film version see The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (film. Bells Are Ringing is a 1960 romantic comedy - Musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli. Elmer Gantry is a Drama film about a con man and a woman evangelist selling religion to small town America Silk Stockings is a 1957 MGM Musical film remake of Ninotchka. It's Always Fair Weather is a 1955 MGM musical film scripted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, who also wrote the show's lyrics scored by Bad Day at Black Rock ( 1955) is a thriller film directed by John Sturges that combines elements of Westerns and Film noir Kiss Me Kate is the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Three Little Words ( 1950) is a Hollywood Musical film biography of the Tin Pan Alley songwriting partnership of Kalmar and Ruby and stars The Secret Garden is a 1949 American Drama film, the second screen adaptation of the classic 1909 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to artists in the performing arts Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto He was appointed an honorary Knight of the Order of British Empire in 1996. This is an incomplete list of people who have been created honorary Knights (or Dames by the British crown as well as those who have been raised to the two comparable Orders of Chivalry ( Order The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. As he is not a citizen of a Commonwealth Realm, he is not entitled to the form "Sir André Previn", however he is entitled to use the post-nominal letters KBE. A Commonwealth realm is any one of 16 sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that each have Elizabeth II as their respective Monarch In 2005, Previn was awarded the International Glenn Gould Prize in recognition of his achievements. The Glenn Gould Prize is an international award bestowed by the Glenn Gould Foundation in memory of noted Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.
Previn has received thirteen Academy nominations, with four Oscar wins. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film.
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