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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.