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The world of music in silence: the world famous composer, Oscar winner and Grammy



The German-born American musician was also the ten Grammy award holder. He worked as a jazz guitarist, film composer, conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and director of music at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. "We are angry with the report on the death of our emeritus conductor André Previna," The London Symphony Orchestra said in a statement.

Previns, birth name Andreas Ludwig Priwin, born on April 6, 1929 in Berlin. His father wrote him as a six-year-old at the Berlin Conservatory. Previn at an early age was considered a miraculous child. His family, in 1939, went to Nazi Germany and moved to Los Angeles, where Previna's overseer acted as Universal Studios music director.

André began working at the MGM Film Studio in 1946, and as a film composer, he won the Academy Award for Best Cinematographer Gigi (1958), Porgy & Bess (1958), Sweet Irma (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964). He is, among other things, the author of the Tübba station at the Williams Theater in Tennessee.

Previn was good at jazz and classical music. He collaborated with such jazz artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie or singer Renée Fleming and violinists such as Itzak Perlman and Anne-Sophie Mutter, who was the last of five wives.

Previn later focused on classical music and, in addition to the Losangel Philharmonic, he was the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and as a guest lecturer, who performed throughout the world. Previn was married five times. One of his wives was also actress Mia Farrow, with whom she had three children and three more.


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