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Old 02-28-2019, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Sad to hear he has died, a truly great conductor, at the very least he had a very good and very long life.

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The conductor and composer André Previn has died at the age of 89.

His manager told the BBC he died at his home in New York on Thursday morning.

Previn is best known for ditching a lucrative career in Hollywood to pursue his love of classical music as a jazz pianist.

He was the legendary conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra who was married five times

André Previn dies at the age of 89 - BBC News

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Old 02-28-2019, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Talented man... he was married for a time to Mia Farrow wasnt he...
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:12 AM
 
Location: England
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He will live forever in the minds of folks here won't he dizzy? 48 years ago, Andre Previn agreed to appear on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas show. He was delayed flying to England, and there was no time to rehearse before the recording of the show before a live audience.

Eric Morecambe, a lifetime worrier, was stressed out that Andre wouldn't be able to play comedy. It could only be done once, without proper rehearsal. He had no need to worry, Andre played it deadpan. This clip shows only part of the most famous sketch in British telly history.......He will always be Andrew Preview to us.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMPEUcVyJsc
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Great photo of him in the 1960s with Debbie Reynolds and the Sherman brothers.

André Previn: A hit in Hollywood, lionized in London, but it all began in Berlin:
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...306-story.html
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:27 AM
 
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Talented man... he was married for a time to Mia Farrow wasnt he...
Yes, for 9 years
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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RIP Andre.

You were one of the first jazz musicians I listened to and helped me get into jazz. I found an old record of songs you did with the great Ella Fitzgerald doing Gershwin tunes in my parents house and to this day it remains one of my favorite records.

Thank you for your beautiful contribution to music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iPnxhYB9Jw
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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His first recording of Rachmaninoff's 3rd Symphony is my favorite of that piece. It finally got put on CD last year in a massive 55 CD set. I may have to get that!
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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His first recording of Rachmaninoff's 3rd Symphony is my favorite of that piece. It finally got put on CD last year in a massive 55 CD set. I may have to get that!
[url]https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Andre-Previn-ANDRE-PREVIN/dp/B07D51864Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=andre+previn&qid=1551896109&s= music&sr=1-1[/url]

This one?
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Old Yesterday, 04:07 PM
 
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Yep. That's it. Some really interesting stuff there. That early Rach 3 is listed on vinyl on amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Rachmaninoff-...=music&sr=1-10


I have an old cassette tape of it I got for $3 back around 1988.
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Old Yesterday, 04:35 PM
 
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A life well lived!


His early years were with a noted Jazz label-Contemporary Records from the late 1950's to mid 1960's. I remember my mom taking me to the local Montgomery Wards store (yes, they sold records) and she would pick up some of his lp's. He recorded on many other labels, to name a few''Monarch, MGM, RCA Victor, Harmony, Decca, Verve, and a number of others. His first lp to the best of my knowledge was "All Star Jazz". recorded in 1952. Recorded well over 50 lp's.
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