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 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Lewya   (Member)

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Oh no. frown

Not only a great concert composer and conductor, but also film composer (even if he was always bitter about Hollywood). And a great, longtime friend of John Williams, of course.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

One of my favorite Golden Age film composers and the last one who was still with us. RIP, Maestro Previn, and thanks for all the music (even if you didn't look back fondly on your Hollywood years, they were my favorite).


 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

A true man of music. In film music, one of the greats, before his career switch. Very sorry to hear about this.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

One of the greats. I'll listen to his music today.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I fear the next RIP...

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I shall listen to his fine jazz score for "The Subterraneans" today. And Kritzerland's release of "All in a Night's Work".
Very recently I was enjoying his score for the western "The Outriders", which had a TV showing.
Very sad to hear this bad news.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Always loved IRMA LA DOUCE, even if I did start out thinking it was music by John Williams (oh, the folly of youth).
I will dig out the discs I have by him and play them in his honour.
R.I.P. Good Sir.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I've been dreading this for a long time. I last saw him in Houston a few years ago when he attended the world premiere of his opera "Brief Encounter." He was looking frail, and took his curtain call sitting in the audience rather than going on stage.

He was one of my very favorite film composers and, like others here, I shall play his music today in his honor.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   sajrocks   (Member)

rest in power maestro previn! his interpretation of prokofiev’s ‘alexander nevsky’ with the London Symphony Orchestra lives in my bones.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

He was a great conductor too. I always liked this from 1978.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

What a career. He did time with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise at the Beeb, during better times. He certainly did the rounds. During that incomparable period of time when both Goldsmith and Williams frequented the Barbican in London I did too, to catch up with them both as much as possible. During that time I received many copies of the LSO's Living Music news mag, when Previn had everything to do with the LSO. He was married to Anne Sophie Mutter and their professional amalgamation was writ large upon the pages of Living Music. So much so that it was hard to conceive that anyone could have so much admirable 'relevance' for such a large proportion of a single life. He was lucky to have moved in the upper circles of society while being at the forefront of it all. I always remember him conducting Goldsmith's, The Attack, from The Blue Max and pretty much everything else he must have been involved with of which I remain ignorant. I sometimes think the 'Bernstein Effect' must have made a huge impact. RIP.

Edit: at 5:54 from the above Psycho clips is the Benny homage cello excerpt used by Williams for the tiniest snippet in Star Wars.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

My Previn selections today will be ELMER GANTRY, IRMA LA DOUCE, and TWO FOR THE SEESAW. Farewell, maestro.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

RIP Mr. Preview

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   dashrr   (Member)

Previn: "I visited the Day the Earth Stood Still recording sessions, handed Benny an electric blanket and immediately received the Herrmann 'scowl'...

RIP Andre you genius!

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Sorry he actually stated that John Williams was wasting his time writing film music. Not that sad.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

RIP that man. He did great work but I'll always remember him fondly as "Andrew Preview" on Morcambe & Wise from way back. He seemed to have a great sense of humour to go with his talent.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

RIP that man. He did great work but I'll always remember him fondly as "Andrew Preview" on Morcambe & Wise from way back. He seemed to have a great sense of humour to go with his talent.

Yep, he was classy and a really good sport, unlike some. He was my introduction to Shostakovich, for which I’ll always be grateful. A towering musical life.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

RIP Maestro - I have FSM to thank, yet again, for introducing me to his fine work. All the Previn titles are terrific on this label - favorite is his catchy work for The Fastest Gun Alive.

 Posted:   Feb 28, 2019 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

A great musician.
I will be playing his first recording of Walton's Symphony No. 1 (perhaps the best ever done), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Outriders, Elmer Gantry, Like Love, Like Young, and Rachmaninov's The Bells.

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