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Effective as pianist, composer, and especially as conductor, André Previn has frequently bridged the gap between well-known and so-called “severe” music, and in doing this broadened the horizons of both. His dad was an achieved pianist (though an attorney by occupation) and identified that his child would adhere to in his musical footsteps. The talented youthful André received teaching within the piano in the Berlin Hochschule, and in addition absorbed music inside a much less formal environment through the many personal recitals provided in the Previn house. In the middle-1930s the Jewish family members fled to France where André continuing as a scholarship or grant student in the Paris Conservatoire. In 1939, the Previn family members relocated to southern California. Existence was problematic for the family members (almost all their belongings had been left out in European countries, and Previn’s dad was qualified just in German laws), and even though barely a decade previous, André supplemented the family members income by associated films at film homes and playing in jazz night clubs. At 14 he began functioning at MGM (Charles Previn, André’s great uncle, was mind of music at General Studios), orchestrating and organizing film music, and gradually saved enough cash to study structure with Castelnuovo-Tedesco. At 18 André was asked to compose his very own full-length film rating (SUNLIGHT ARISES, 1949), which led to his initial experience in the podium before a genuine orchestra — Previn quickly understood that his upcoming lay in performing, though he grasped the gulf between film music and critical conducting to be always a wide one certainly. Previn, who acquired used U.S. citizenship in 1943, portion in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA through the Korean Battle, where he previously the opportunity to review performing with Pierre Monteux. Pursuing discharge from your army, Previn remaining MGM, but continuing to compose, carry out, and arrange film music through the entire 1950s. He also documented and released some best-selling jazz albums (something he’d continue to perform sporadically through the entire years). In 1963, having received four Academy Honours in as much years, Previn discovered the courage to abandon Hollywood and pursue his imagine becoming a well known conductor. His professional debut happened that same yr using the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and he spent another several years touring around the united states conducting numerous little-known orchestras in order to gain publicity and develop his personal skill within the podium. His 1st big break happened in 1967 when he was asked to achieve success Sir John Barbirolli as music movie director from the Houston Symphony. When provided the work of primary conductor for the London Symphony Orchestra in 1968, Previn remaining Houston. During his 11 years using the orchestra (1969-1979) some BBC tv productions — entitled André Previn’s Music Hour — produced the LSO (and Previn) children name all over the world. Additional conducting appointments have got included the Pittsburgh Symphony, from 1977 to 1985; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra within the 1985 and 1986 periods; and, from 1987 on, the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1993 he was called conductor laureate from the London Symphony Orchestra, and he proceeds to make regular appearances around the world as a visitor conductor. Previn easily admits that he’s not powered to compose, but just does etc occasion, and only on particular demand. Nevertheless he provides composed a large level of concert music, including a piano concerto for Vladimir Ashkenazy and cello sonata on the demand of Yo-Yo Ma. His musical play, Every Great Boy Deserves Favour, was stated in London in 1978. The entire year 1998 saw the discharge of his full-length opera, A Streetcar Called Desire on the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Opera. In ’09 2009, Houston Grand Opera provided his Short Encounter, in line with the film of the same name as well as the Noël Coward play, Still Lifestyle.

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Full Name André Previn
Profession Actor, Pianist, Music Arranger, Film Score Composer, Music Director
Education Beverly Hills High School, Conservatoire de Paris
Nationality American, German
Spouse Anne-Sophie Mutter, Heather Mary Hales, Mia Farrow, Dory Previn, Betty Bennett
Children Soon-Yi Previn, Lark Song, Fletcher Previn, Matthew Previn, Sascha Previn, Summer Song, Alicia Previn, Claudia Previn, Li-An Mary, Lukas Alexander
Parents Charlotte Epstein, Jack Previn
Siblings Steve Previn
Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy Award for Best Original Musical, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra), Obie Award for Best Musical, Grammy Award for Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast From a Motion Picture or Television, Grammy Award for Best Performance by an Orchestra or Instrumentalist with Orchestra
Music Groups London Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of Southeast Texas
Albums Star Wars: A New Hope (Originalnyi Saundtrek), Rollerball, Kiri Sidetracks: The Jazz Album, Valley of the Dolls, André Previn Plays Songs by Vernon Duke, André Previn Plays Songs by Jerome Kern, Uptown, André Previn With Voices, Tchaikovsky, Korngold: Violin Concertos (feat. violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter), Three Litle Words, Sure Thing - The Jerome Kern Songbook, Music from France for Oboe and Orchestra, Just One of Those Things, Dornröschen (Highlights), Alone, Previn's Touch, Should I, Shine Like Diamonds, George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Good Enough To Keep: The André Previn Collection, Vol. 6, Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts - Symphonie Fantastique, Prodigal (1955 Film Score), Messiaen - Turangalîla-Symphonie, Cause for Alarm! (Original Soundtrack) [1951], Ain't Misbehavin', A Classic American Songbook, Blue Skies, Vol. 8, André Previn - Piano Pieces For Children, Previn: A Different Kind of Blues & It's a Breeze, An Original Soundtrack Recording - Silk Stockings (Digitally Remastered), Jesus Christ Superstar, At Midnight, Good Enough To Keep: The André Previn Collection, Vol. 7, Good Enough To Keep: The André Previn Collection, Vol. 3, Dancing In The Dark, Soft and Swinging: The Music of Jimmy McHugh, 40's & 50's Nostalgia, Vol. 1, Good Enough To Keep: The André Previn Collection, Vol. 1, André Previn Plays Pal Joey, Daphnis Et Chloe - Complete, The Powerful Judy Garland, Vol. 2, Strangers When We Meet, Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7 "Sinfonia Antartica" / Symphony No. 8, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Vaughan Williams: Symphony Number 5, Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction, Brit Award for Best Classical Recording, Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Program - Performing Arts, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Musical Contribution For Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Music Program
Movies Gigi, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon, One, Two, Three, Rollerball, Valley of the Dolls, Irma la Douce, Bad Day at Black Rock, Inside Daisy Clover, Dead Ringer, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kiss Me, Stupid, Elmer Gantry, Small Town Girl, The Fortune Cookie, Goodbye Charlie, Three Little Words, Designing Woman, The Secret Garden, The Fastest Gun Alive, It's Always Fair Weather, The Music Lovers, The Catered Affair, Two for the Seesaw, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Scene of the Crime, The Sun Comes Up, Kim, Shadow on the Wall, Tension, Dial 1119, Cause for Alarm!, The Outriders, All in a Night's Work, Kiss Me Kate, The Girl Who Had Everything, Kismet, Challenge to Lassie, Border Incident, Who Was That Lady?, Invitation to the Dance, Blood on the Arrow, House of Numbers, Hot Summer Night, Anne-Sophie Mutter: Piano Trios & Divertimento, Kiri: A Celebration: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Sounds Magnificent: The Story of the Symphony: Beethoven, André Previn: The Kindness of Strangers, Mozart Babies
TV Shows Live from Lincoln Center, Previn and the Pittsburgh


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#Fact
1 Father-in-law of Woody Allen. He is married to Previn's daughter Soon-Yi Previn. Allen was also in a long-term relationship with Previn's ex-wife Mia Farrow.
2 He was born to a German Jewish family.
3 Chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic (Oslo, Norway). [2004]
4 Brother of Steve Previn.
5 He was made an honorary Knight of the British Empire in 1996 for his services to music.
6 Is portrayed by Robert LuPone in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
7 Was nominated for Broadway's 1970 Tony Award for his music as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Coco."
8 His father's cousin is Charles Previn
9 Ex-brother-in-law of John Charles Farrow, Prudence Farrow, Stephanie Farrow and Tisa Farrow.
10 Adoptive father of Soon-Yi Previn, Lark Song Previn and Daisy Previn.
11 Former son-in-law of John Farrow and Maureen O'Sullivan.
12 His twins with Mia Farrow, Matthew and Sascha, were born before they were married. He is also the father of Fletcher Farrow Previn.
13 Appeared as a willing stooge on The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968) where he was called Andrew Preview.
14 Was married to Dory Previn, lyricist, poet, author, and schizophrenic, around the time he was scoring Porgy and Bess (1959). They were divorced around the time she was writing the theme for the movie The Sterile Cuckoo (1969).


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret Service 2008 Short conductor
Great Performances TV Series conductor - 1 episode, 1998 music by - 1 episode, 1998
Kiri Te Kanawa: Her Greatest Hits 1994 TV Movie conductor
Romeo.Juliet 1990 conductor
Rollerball 1975 conductor
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill 1974 TV Mini-Series theme music - 7 episodes
Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 conductor
Full House 1972 TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Music on 2 1971-1972 TV Series conductor - 2 episodes
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy 1971 composer: "Merdita" theme and dance music - uncredited
The Music Lovers 1970 conductor
Paint Your Wagon 1969 music: for additional songs by
The Way West 1967 conductor - as Andre Previn
Thoroughly Modern Millie 1967 scorer: musical numbers - as Andre Previn
Inside Daisy Clover 1965 conductor - uncredited
My Fair Lady 1964 music conductor - as Andre Previn / music supervisor - as Andre Previn
Dead Ringer 1964 conductor - uncredited
Long Day's Journey Into Night 1962 conductor
Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 composer: stock music - uncredited
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
One, Two, Three 1961 conductor / music adaptor
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards 1961 TV Special musical director
The Aquanauts TV Series composer - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1961 performer - 2 episodes, 1961
Bells Are Ringing 1960 conductor / music adaptor
The Subterraneans 1960 conductor - uncredited
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960 TV Special musical director
Porgy and Bess 1959 conductor / music adaptor - uncredited / music supervisor
Kovacs on Music 1959 TV Movie musical director
Party Girl 1958 composer: stock music - uncredited
Gigi 1958 music conductor / music supervisor
House of Numbers 1957 conductor - uncredited
Silk Stockings 1957 composer: additional music - uncredited / conductor / music supervisor
Four Girls in Town 1957 musician: trumpet - uncredited
The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 conductor - uncredited
The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956 TV Special musical director - as Andre Previn
Kismet 1955 conductor / music supervisor
It's Always Fair Weather 1955 music arranger / music conductor / songs: music by
The Prodigal 1955 conductor - uncredited
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955 conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Young at Heart 1954 musician: piano solos - uncredited
Rogue Cop 1954 composer: stock music - uncredited
The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954 TV Special musical director
The Great Diamond Robbery 1954 composer: stock music - uncredited
Give a Girl a Break 1953 musical director
Kiss Me Kate 1953 musical director
Cry of the Hunted 1953 composer: stock music - uncredited
Code Two 1953 composer: stock music - uncredited
Small Town Girl 1953 musical director
Above and Beyond 1952 conductor
Desperate Search 1952 composer: stock music - uncredited
Holiday for Sinners 1952 composer: stock music - uncredited
Dial 1119 1950 conductor - uncredited
Three Little Words 1950 musical director
Shadow on the Wall 1950 conductor - uncredited
The Outriders 1950 conductor - uncredited
Malaya 1949 conductor
Challenge to Lassie 1949 conductor - uncredited
Border Incident 1949 musical director
The Great Sinner 1949 conductor
The Secret Garden 1949 conductor
Big Jack 1949 composer: additional music - uncredited / conductor
The Sun Comes Up 1949 musical director - uncredited
Act of Violence 1948 conductor
The Kissing Bandit 1948 composer: additional music - uncredited
The Bride Goes Wild 1948 composer: title music - uncredited
It Happened in Brooklyn 1947 composer: additional music - uncredited / musician: piano solos
Undercurrent 1946 music supervisor - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 writer: "Mine For the Moment"
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards 1961 TV Special writer: "Faraway Part of Town"
Pepe 1960 music: "That's How It Went, All Right", "Faraway Part of Town", "The Rumble" / performer: "Faraway Part of Town", "The Rumble"
Who Was That Lady? 1960 writer: "Your Smile" - uncredited
Tall Story 1960 music: "Tall Story"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1959 TV Series performer - 1 episode
An Evening with Fred Astaire 1958 TV Special "Like Young"
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 writer: "Lost in a Summer Night", "Nice Layout", "Kermit Returns" - uncredited
The Reluctant Debutante 1958 music: "Main Title" - uncredited
Designing Woman 1957 music: "Music Is Better than Words" - uncredited
Invitation to the Dance 1956 music: "Ring Around The Rosy" / performer: "Ring Around The Rosy"
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series music - 2 episodes
It's Always Fair Weather 1955 music: "March, March" 1955, "The Time for Parting" 1955, "Once Upon a Time" 1955, "Thanks a Lot, but No Thanks" 1955, "Music Is Better Than Words" 1955, "Saturation-Wise" 1955, "I Like Myself" 1955, "Stillman's Gym" 1955, "Baby, You Knock Me Out" 1955 - uncredited
Escape from Fort Bravo 1953 music: "Will's Waltz" - uncredited
Give a Girl a Break 1953 music: "Challenge Dance" - uncredited
Devil's Doorway 1950 music: "Indian Lament" - uncredited
Three Little Words 1950 music: "Mr. and Mrs. Hoofer at Home", "Test Dance" - uncredited
Scene of the Crime 1949 music: "I'M A GOODY-GOODY GIRL", "I CALL MYSELF A LADY" - uncredited
The Sun Comes Up 1949 music: "Cousin Ebenezer" - uncredited
On an Island with You 1948 music: "The Pagan Mask", "All Aboard" - uncredited
Fiesta 1947 "Fantasia Mexicana"
It Happened in Brooklyn 1947 performer: "Whose Baby Are You", "Italian Symphony" uncredited, "Time After Time", "It's The Same Old Dream"
Bi no tsubo 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brows Held High 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
BBC Proms 2009 TV Series music - 1 episode
Nurse Jackie 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mendelssohn 2009 TV Movie performer: "Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49"
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Encounters with Mendelssohn 2009 Video documentary short performer: "Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49"
Magicians 2007 performer: "O Fortuna" from "Carmina Burana"
Shadowboxer 2005 writer: "I'll Plant My Own Tree"
El crimen del Padre Amaro 2002 performer: "Piano Concert No. 5, Adagio Un Poco Mosso"
Small Time Crooks 2000 writer: "Zelda's Theme"
Fight Club 1999 lyrics: "Valley of the Dolls" / music: "Valley of the Dolls"
Playing by Heart 1998 writer: "I'll Plant My Own Tree" 1967, "It's Impossible" 1967
Just Cause 1995 performer: "I Only Have Eyes for You"
Bert 1994 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Léon: The Professional 1994 music: "I Like Myself"
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary music: "Baby, You Knock Me Out" 1955, "Thanks a Lot, but No Thanks" 1955 - uncredited
Murder, She Wrote 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
E.M.U. TV 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary music: "The Binge"
Manson Family Movies 1984 Video writer: "Theme from Valley of the Dolls"
Six Weeks 1982 performer: "The Nutcracker" excerpts
The Elephant Man 1980 performer: "Adagio for Strings"
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary music: "I Like Myself" 1954 - uncredited
The Ernie Sigley Show 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rollerball 1975 writer: "Glass Sculpture", "Executive Party", "Executive Party Dance" - uncredited
Den vita väggen 1975 music: "Lady With the Braid" - uncredited
The Graham Kennedy Show 1972 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Music Lovers 1970 performer: "SCHERZO BURLESQUE", "DANCE OF THE CLOWNS", "6th Symphony" excerpts, "MANFRED SYMPHONY" excerpts, "STRING QUARTET No. 3" adante, "ROMEO AND JULIET" overture, "MINIATURE MARCH", "1812 OVERTURE"
Paint Your Wagon 1969 music: "The First Thing You Know", "A Million Miles Away Behind The Door", "The Gospel Of No Name City", "Best Things", "Gold Fever"
Lulu's Back in Town 1968 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Valley of the Dolls 1967 music: "Theme from Valley of the Dolls", "Give A Little More", "It's Impossible", "I'll Plant My Own Tree" / writer: "Come Live With Me"
The Dean Martin Show 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Way West 1967 performer: "Mercy MC Bee", "The Way West Finale"
The Swinger 1966 music: "The Swinger"
Harper 1966 music: "Livin' Alone"
Inside Daisy Clover 1965 writer: "You're Gonna Hear from Me", "The Circus Is a Wacky World" - uncredited
Goodbye Charlie 1964 music: "Goodbye Charlie", "Seven at Once"
Irma la Douce 1963 performer: "Our Language of Love"
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1963 writer - 1 episode, 1963
The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963 TV Special writer: "Song from Two for the Seesaw Second Chance"
Two for the Seesaw 1962 music: "Second Chance"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to the Arena: The Making of 'Rollerball' 2000 Video short documentary
BBC2 Playhouse 1979 TV Series 1 episode
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill 1974 TV Mini-Series 7 episodes
The Music Lovers 1970
The Fortune Cookie 1966 as Andre Previn
Inside Daisy Clover 1965
Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 as Andre Previn, music score
Goodbye Charlie 1964 as Andre Previn
My Fair Lady 1964 uncredited
Dead Ringer 1964 as Andre Previn
Irma la Douce 1963 as Andre Previn
Two for the Seesaw 1962
Long Day's Journey Into Night 1962
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962
One, Two, Three 1961 uncredited
All in a Night's Work 1961 as Andre Previn
The Aquanauts 1960 TV Series 1 episode
Elmer Gantry 1960 music by
The Subterraneans 1960
Who Was That Lady? 1960 as Andre Previn
Gigi 1958 uncredited
House of Numbers 1957
Designing Woman 1957
Hot Summer Night 1957
The Fastest Gun Alive 1956
The Catered Affair 1956
Kismet 1955 uncredited
It's Always Fair Weather 1955 uncredited
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955
Give a Girl a Break 1953 uncredited
Small Town Girl 1953 uncredited
The Girl Who Had Everything 1953
Cause for Alarm! 1951
Kim 1950
Dial 1119 1950
Three Little Words 1950 uncredited
Shadow on the Wall 1950
The Outriders 1950
Tension 1949
Challenge to Lassie 1949
Border Incident 1949 uncredited
Scene of the Crime 1949
The Sun Comes Up 1949
Tenth Avenue Angel 1948 uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music on 2 1971 TV Series Conductor
Pepe 1960 André Previn
All the Fine Young Cannibals 1960 uncredited
Invitation to the Dance 1956 The Composer at the Piano in 'Ring Around the Rosy'
I've Always Loved You 1946 Longhair (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mozart on Tour 1984 TV Series script - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary grateful acknowledgment: to the extraordinary composers and lyricists / grateful acknowledgment: to the music arrangers and orchestrators
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary acknowledgement: the special style and content of the musical sequences were created by - as Andre Previn
That's Entertainment! 1974 acknowledgment: helped to give films their special style and sound

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series Himself - Pianist
In Confidence 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Deutschland, deine Künstler 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
André Previn: All the Right Notes 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mendelssohn 2009 TV Movie Himself - Piano (segment "Piano Trio")
Morecambe and Wise: The Show What Paul Merton Did 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Andre Previn)
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Dynamik eines Welterfolgs 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Mein Mozart 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Andre Previn)
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
That's Entertainment!: The Masters Behind the Musicals 2004 Video documentary short Himself
I'm Dreaming of a TV Christmas 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Maischberger 2003 TV Series Himself
Viva 2003 TV Series Himself
Satin and Silk 2003 Video short Himself
American Masters 1998-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Unforgettable Eric Morecambe 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1991-2000 TV Series Himself / Himself - Conductor
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kindness of Strangers 1998 Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Honoree
Omnibus 1973-1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Sound of Julie Andrews 1995 TV Movie Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1994 TV Special Himself
Together... Kiri and Andre on Broadway 1992 TV Movie Himself
Today 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs 1989 Documentary Himself
A.C.B. 1989 TV Movie Himself
Mr. Previn Comes to Town 1985 TV Movie Himself
Tanglewood: A Place to Make Music 1985 TV Movie Himself
Mozart on Tour 1984 TV Series Himself - Introduced by
Sounds Magnificent 1984 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1982 TV Special Himself
Looks Familiar 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest
Call My Bluff 1978 TV Series Himself
The Lively Arts 1977-1978 TV Series documentary Himself - Conductor / Himself / Himself - Presenter
Previn and the Pittsburgh 1977 TV Series documentary Himself (conductor)
Live from Lincoln Center 1976 TV Series Himself - Conductor
Face the Music 1975 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1971-1974 TV Series Himself
Full House 1972 TV Series Himself
Aquarius 1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bell Telephone Hour 1959-1966 TV Series Himself - Pianist
The Andy Williams Show 1965 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Scoring of Music Adaptation or Treatment
The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964 TV Special Himself - Best Adaptation Score Winner
Here's Edie 1963 TV Series Himself
The Bing Crosby Show 1963 TV Series Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959-1963 TV Series Himself - Pianist
The Lively Ones 1962 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Musician
Here's Edie 1962 TV Movie Himself
The Garry Moore Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest
Westinghouse Presents: The Sound of the Sixties 1961 TV Special Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1961 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Donald O'Connor Show 1960 TV Series Himself - Keyborder
The Subterraneans 1960 Himself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Startime 1960 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1959 TV Series Himself - Pianist
Sunday Showcase 1959 TV Series Himself - Recipient
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1959 TV Series Himself - Pianist
Swing Into Spring! 1959 TV Movie Himself
Studio One in Hollywood 1958 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Himself
Eric & Ernie: Behind the Scenes 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Encounters with Mendelssohn 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Morecambe & Wise: In Their Own Words 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Comedy Christmas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Director (segment "The Diva Next Door")
The Sketch Show Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Harold Arlen 1999 Video documentary Himself
Omnibus 1998 TV Series documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Music Man
1965 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment My Fair Lady (1964)
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Music Men
1964 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment Irma la Douce (1963)
1960 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Porgy and Bess (1959) · Ken Darby
1959 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Gigi (1958)
1959 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast Gigi (1958)
1959 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture or Television Porgy and Bess (1959) · Ken Darby

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program Great Performances (1971) · David Horn (executive producer)
· Jac Venza (executive producer)
· Lotfi Mansouri (executive producer)
· Nigel Boon (executive producer)
· Jane Seymour (executive producer)
· Barbara Bellini Witkowski (executive producer)
· John Walker (producer)
· Judy Flannery (producer)
· Kate Gaitley (producer)
· Kirk Browning (director)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts Great Performances (1971) · Peter Gelb (executive producer)
· Daniel Anker (producer)
· Laura Mitgang (producer)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction Previn and the Pittsburgh (1977)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction Previn and the Pittsburgh (1977)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Classical Music Program Live from Lincoln Center (1976) · John Goberman (executive producer)
· David Griffiths (producer)
· Ken Campbell (producer)
· Van Cliburn (performer)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) · Herbert W. Spencer
· Andrew Lloyd Webber
1969 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Valley of the Dolls (1967)
1968 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) · Joseph Gershenson
1963 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Two for the Seesaw (1962) · Dory Previn (lyrics as Dory Langdon)
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Music 4th place.
1961 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Pepe (1960) · Dory Previn (lyrics as Dory Langdon)
1961 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Elmer Gantry (1960)
1961 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Bells Are Ringing (1960)
1961 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Music for Television The Donald O'Connor Show (1954)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Musical Score Pepe (1960)
1956 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
1954 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Kiss Me Kate (1953) · Saul Chaplin
1951 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Three Little Words (1950)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Music Man
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Song Two for the Seesaw (1962) · Dory Previn
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Music

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Music
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Music Director Silk Stockings (1957)


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#Quote
1 [on scoring movies] When I composed, I heard my music played by the orchestra within days of completion of the score. No master at a conservatory, no matter how revered, can teach as much by verbal criticism as can a cold and analytical hearing of one's own music being played. I would mentally tick the results as they came at me: that was pretty good, you can use that device again, that was awful, too thick, that mixture makes the woodwinds disappear, that's a good balance, and so on.
2 [on working for MGM] I loved the studio. I loved the way it smelled, I was crazy about Indians in the lunchroom, and Romans making phone calls, and the highly charged and technically dazzling music making on the recording stage. Most of all I loved being a part of it, a part of a peculiar fraternity, belittled and superior at the same time, envied for all the wrong reasons and commiserated with for the stuff we all took in our stride.
3 I found that jazz musicians, possibly more than their classical counterparts, wear long-standing friendships easily and gracefully. Their friendships are not governed by advancement through social contact, and tend to be governed by a very simple rule: If they like the way you play,and if they believe you to be a nice fellow, then fine. If one of those elements is badly missing, forget it.
4 The 1990 teenagers feel that they have coined both the term 'cool' and the mannerisms that illustrate the word, but they are in fact a good thirty-five years too late to claim that invention.
5 [on film studio orchestras] It has often been remarked that the sight-reading ability of these orchestras was legendary, and I have to add my voice to that existing chorus. These players were genuinely amazing. They would show up each morning, utterly unaware of what it was they were expected to record that day. It could have been a score by Alex North or Bernard Herrmann, or David Raksin or Miklos Rozsa, or just as easily a Tom and Jerry cartoon or a dance number for Fred Astaire. They would casually glance at the parts on their stands, the ink still wet, and would proceed to play with the same expert disdain a professional parking lot attendant uses to back a new convertible into a tight space.


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