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PREVIN, Andre
b Berlin, 6 April 1929

He studied piano as a child at the Berlin Hochschule and at the Paris Conservatory. His family, who were of Russian-Jewish origin, emigrated to the USA in 1939, where he studied with Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Toch. He became a naturalised American in 1943. To begin with he was extremely successful as a jazz pianist, but in 1951, during Army service, he began to learn conducting with Monteux. His conducting debut was with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in 1963; he was conductor-in-chief of the Houston Symphony Orchestra from 1967 to 1970, and from 1969 to 1979 was principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, who then honoured him with the title 'Conductor Emeritus'. He has also worked with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and has been a guest conductor all over the world.

1949 (20)

The Sun Comes Up, film score

1960 (31)

Overture to a Comedy, for orchestra

1962 (33)

Symphony for strings

1968 (39)

Cello Concerto

1969 (40)

Coco, film score

1971 (42)

Guitar Concerto

1974 (45)

The Good Companions, film score

Four Outings, for brass quintet

1977 (48)

E, G, B, D, F, for piano

1980 (51)

Principals, for orchestra

Reflections, for orchestra

Dates unknown:

Little Drummer, piano pieces

Invitation to the Dance, film score

The Subterraneans, film score

Bells and Ringing, film score

Who Was That Lady?, film score

Portrait, for strings

String Quartet

Flute Quintet

Cello Sonata

Impressions, for piano

Other chamber and piano works, and songs

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