Knowledge Identifier: +Andre_Previn
Born in 1929.
Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (16%), (5%)
Linked to: Beverly Hills High School, EMI, Guardian Media Group, Telegraph Media Group
In 1939, his family, being Jewish, had to leave Nazi Germany and moved to Los Angeles, where his great-uncle, Charles Previn, was music director of Universal Studios
André grew up in Los Angeles and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1943
At Previn's 1946 graduation from Beverly Hills High School he played a musical duet with Richard M. Sherman; Previn played the piano, accompanying Sherman
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra - Founded in 1949, Jacksonville's symphony is one of Florida's longest-standing orchestras and hosted renowned artists such as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Arthur Fiedler, Victor Borge, Jack Benny, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Mstislav Rostropovich, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Midori Got?, Leon Fleisher, Art Garfunkel, Victoria Livengood, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis, Pinchas Zukerman, Frederica von Stade, Andre Watts, Horacio Gutierrez, André Previn, Ravi_Shankar, Henry Mancini, Isaac Ster
In 1951 and 1952, while stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco during his military service, Previn took private conducting lessons from Pierre Monteux, which he valued highly
He collaborated with Julie Andrews on a collection of Christmas carols in 1966, focusing on rarely heard carols
In 1968, he began his tenure as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra , serving in that post until 1979
After Previn divorced her in 1969 during her hospitalization for a mental breakdown, Dory Previn resumed her career as a singer-songwriter with On My Way to Where , an "influential" and "critically acclaimed" album whose "searingly honest" confessional lyrics famously chronicled both her mental health struggles and the infidelity that she alleged had at once precipitated the end of her marriage to Previn and exacerbated her intermittent mental illness
April Cantelo - The sound track recording of the film "The Music Lovers" includes Cantelo singing part of the letter scene from "Eugene Onegin", with the LSO conducted by André Previn and she had previously recorded Metamorphosis on a Bed-time Theme by Alistair Sampson and Joseph Horovitz at the 1958 Hoffnung Festival, and "Horrortorio" at the 1961 Hoffnung Festival
Previn's third marriage, in 1970, was to Mia Farrow
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - On British television, in the 1970s, André Previn conducted one movement from the violin concerto, and told the story of the "famous" American music critic who declared that "Korngold's violin concerto is more corn than gold"
From 1976 to 1984, he was music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and, in turn, had another television series with the PSO entitled "Previn and the Pittsburgh"
Esa-Pekka Salonen - In 1989, he was offered the title of Principal Guest Conductor by Executive VP Ernest Fleischmann and was to take the orchestra on a tour of Japan; however, controversy ensued when André Previn, the orchestra's Music Director at the time, was not consulted on either the Principal Guest appointment or the tour, and objected to both
Four months later, Salonen was named Music Director Designate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, officially taking the post of Music Director in October 1992
Dory Previn - In 1997 she collaborated with André Previn again, to produce a piece for soprano and ensemble entitled "The Magic Number"
His fifth marriage, in 2002, was to the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, for whom he later wrote a violin concerto
German Villar - In 2002 he won three awards at the Francisco-Vinas-Competition in Barcelona and joined the ensemble at the Stadttheater Gießen, Germany, where he successfully performed a number of prestigious roles, such as Pollione, Pinkerton, Lenskij and Mitch in the German premiere of André Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire"
NHK Symphony Orchestra - André Previn has the title of principal guest conductor, and is scheduled to relinquish that post in August 2012
Previn died on February 28, 2019, at home in Manhattan at the age of 89