Previn, Sir André
Previn, Sir André(prĕv`ĭn), 1929–2019, American conductor, composer, and pianist, b. Germany, as Andreas Ludwig Priwin. A classical music recording artist from 1946, he also made a number of highly successful jazzjazz,
the most significant form of musical expression of African-American culture and arguably the most outstanding contribution the United States has made to the art of music. Origins of Jazz
Jazz developed in the latter part of the 19th cent.
..... Click the link for more information. piano albums in the 1950s, and later (1990s) resumed recording jazz. He composed film scores (which he wrote about in Minor Chords: My Early Days in Hollywood, 1991), songs, an opera, and chamber music. Previn conducted the Houston Symphony (1967–69) and the London Symphony (1968–79) and served as musical director of the Pittsburgh Symphony (1976–1984) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1986–89), where he remained as conductor until 1992. Conductor laureate (from 1993) and conductor emeritus (from 2016) of the London Symphony Orchestra, he continued to compose and perform into the 21st cent. Previn was knighted in 1996 and two years later was awarded a presidential medal.