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Andre Previn (1929-2019)

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« on: March 01, 2019, 02:20:50 pm »

I suppose that we also have to acknowledge the reality that Previn was probably "too talented" or at least too multi-faceted as film composer, jazz performer, composer as well as conductor and that, unlike, almost all of the great conductors, he did not "get better" as he got older.His work after the LSO decade, with the Pittsburgh SO, Los Angeles PO, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Oslo PO, did not reach the same heights as his earlier work. It is as if he peaked too young (if 40s and 50s are counted as "young"...which for the great conductors they probably are!). Outside the romantic repertoire he was not exceptional. BUT in his "great years" and in the repertoire he loved he WAS a superb conductor and a great communicator.
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