André Previn (Conductor)
Born: 6th April 1929, Berlin, Germany
Died: 28th February 2019, Manhattan, New York, USA
André George Previn 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.
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The German-born American conductor, composer and jazz pianist, who served as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra after a glittering early career in Hollywood, has died today in Manhattan.