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Andre Previn is a name of a famous German-born American pianist, conductor and composer. He has won Academy Award and Grammy Award, for his excellent works.
He was born on April 6, 1929, in the city of Berlin. He was first noticed by the mainstream on composing and arranging the Hollywood film scores, in the year of 1948.
Andre was born in a Jewish family of Germany. His brother was also a director, named Steve Previn. He had immigrated to the United States in 1939, in order to escape from the Nazi Regime in Germany.
He had got the citizenship of United States in the year of 1943. He had passed his growing years in the city of Los Angeles. He had graduated in 1946 from Beverly Hills High School, where he had played a musical duet with Richard M. Sherman.
Previn used to play the piano, while accompanying Sherman, who played flute. Quite interestingly, after twenty one years, both the composers had won Oscars for different films, in musical categories.
Previn became a music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, in the year of 1967. In the very next year of 1968, he had begun his tenure as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had served up till 1979.
When he was in LSO, he and the LSO had got a chance to appear on television in a program called Andre Previn's Music Night. Later he had become the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, from 1976-1984.
It was the same time, when he had another offer for a television show titled Previn and the Pittsburgh. He was also principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Andre was named as a music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the year of 1984. Previn had often clashes with other conductors like Ernest Fleischmann, especially when the later had not consulted him before deciding to name Salonen as Principal Guest Conductor of the orchestra, complete with a tour of Japan.
Previn's objections had resulted in a withdrawal of tour and the name as well. Previn's had many recordings, which include the three complete ballets of Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, and the complete symphonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams, all were with the LSO.
There were other recordings with Los Angeles Philharmonic, like the recordings of music by Sergei Prokofiev, symphonies and other pieces by Anton?n Dvor?k, and works by contemporary composers like William Kraft, John Harbison, and Harold Shapero.
Previn has also been famous for composing of the film scores and other musical works, which include a cello concerto and a guitar concerto. He has also adapted and conducted the music for several films; some were the stage-to-film adaptations, like My Fair Lady, Kismet, Porgy and Bess, and Paint Your Wagon.
He had also composed the original scores for films like the Academy Award-winning film Gigi. He had composed, most of his film works in collaboration with his second wife named Dory Previn.
He had concentrated on composing classical music in the later years. He had collaborated with Tom Stoppard on Every Good Boy Deserves Favor; it was a play with a lot of musical content, being performed for the first time in London in 1977 with Previn conducting the LSO.
His first opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, had been premiered at the San Francisco Opera in 1998. His numerous other classical works include vocal, chamber, and orchestral music. Occasionally he has made recordings of jazz music on the Telarc label.