Andre Previn

Gil Shaham, LSO, Andre Previn - Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)

Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)
Gil Shaham, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 886-2 | Time: 01:01:10

This sparkling suite for violin and piano came into being when the composer had to adapt his incidental score for a production of Shakespeare's play to the impending absence of the chamber orchestral. The result is a brilliant piece for violin and piano, which the composer quickly released in a four-movement version. There are other recordings of the chamber orchestra suite in five-movements that duplicate only three of the movements of this version. Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist André Previn are ideal partners in this brilliant performance. The four movements allow Shaham to show four sides of his violinist's personality: He skips and plays in carefree fashion in the opening movement, indulges in the grotesquery and parody of the second, gets to play the romantic in the garden scene of the third movement, and dazzles with virtuosity in the final hornpipe. Previn's part is more than mere accompaniment; the piano often has a large part of the mood of the music and his contribution is, to use a word already employed here, ideal.
Heidrun Holtmann, Zoltan Kocsis, Andre Previn - Mozart: Piano Concertos: Nos. 1, 4, 23, 24 (2013/1989-90)

Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 1, 4, 23, 24 (Heidrun Holtmann, Zoltán Kocsis, André Previn) (2013/1989-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 99 min
Classical | EuroArts

Mozart, who composed 21 piano concerti, can be regarded as the “inventor” of the popular piano concerto. Although J.S. Bach and his son had written numerous concerti for harpsichord or fortepiano and orchestra before him, Mozart’s enormous input to the genre is mostly due to his concerti being regarded as ‘popular music’ by his contemporaries: to be enjoyed and replaced quickly by newer works. For this series on four DVDs, the most influential, the most artistically challenging and the most popular piano concerti have been selected to be performed by the best Mozart interpreters of our time. The second volume features pianists André Previn, Zoltán Kocsis and Heidrun Holtmann performing the piano concerti Nos 1, 4, 23 and 24. The performances on this DVD were shot in highly attractive baroque venues – at the Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena in Mantua, in the Rittersaal of the Palais Waldstein in Prague and in the Grosse Galerie at Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna – capturing the atmosphere of Mozart’s lifetime.
Hector Berlioz - Leonard Bernstein / Andre Previn - Symphonie fantastique, Harold en Italie, Overtures (1999)

Hector Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique / Harold en Italie / 5 Overtures
Donals McInnes / Leonard Bernstein - OrNat de France / LSO - Andre Previn
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 706 MB | Full Artwork: 52 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI "double fforte" # 7143 5 73338 2 5 | Country/Year: Europe 1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others.
Andre Previn,  London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1998)

André Previn, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 310 Mb | Total time: 62:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 66899 2 3 | Recorded: 1975

André Previn's 1975 EMI recording of Carmina Burana sounds better than ever in this new transfer. The analog tape hiss has been tamed, yet there's more "air" between the notes and a greater sense of dynamic and timbral definition. Engineering-wise, the mid-70s were golden years for EMI, and the rhythmic verve, dramatic momentum, and unbuttoned joy that Previn and his brilliant forces project still pack a sonic wallop. The soloists especially are outstanding. Thomas Allen navigates Orff's cruelly high tessitura with no effort, and Sheila Armstrong wraps her warm, flexible pipes around "In trutina mentis dubia" to moving effect. Gerald English gives just the right character to the roasted swan's lament, without overly exaggerating. In short, this performance surpasses Previn's live Vienna Philharmonic remake for DG, and ranks with Shaw (Telarc), Dorati (Decca), Blomstedt (Decca), Ormandy (Sony), Muti (EMI), and Mata (RCA) among the best recordings on disc of Carl Orff's pre-minimalist masterpiece.
(Jed Distler)

Andre Previn - Jazz at the Musikverein  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at July 13, 2010
Andre Previn - Jazz at the Musikverein

Andre Previn - Jazz at the Musikverein
Jazz | EAC-Rip | FLAC-5 Image+CUE+LOG | 234 MB. total
400dpi. Complete Scans (JPG): 6,30 MB. (crude) & 18,9 MB. (worked) | WinRar, 5% rec.
Audio CD (August 19, 1997) | Label: Polygram / Verve | Catalog# 537 704-2 | 68:54 min. | Live

Andre Previn: At The Musikverein  Music

Posted by Alexix at Dec. 29, 2007
Andre Previn: At The Musikverein

Andre Previn: At The Musikverein
Jazz | Pt 68:50 | Front cover | Mp3 320 > 165 Mb | Flac > 206 Mb
Label: Verve | 1995

Here is an example of crossover marketing '90s style - a classical conductor/jazz pianist signed to the classical Deutsche Grammophon label, whose previous jazz album issued on DG got lost in the shops and whose next disc was prudently shifted over to PolyGram's jazz line, Verve. The occasion was a rare jazz concert in Vienna's legendary, acoustically marvelous symphony hall, the Musikvereinsaal, where Previn — who normally leads the Vienna Philharmonic there — enraptured the Viennese with his piano/guitar/bass trio.
Andre Previn - Music Of The Young Hollywood Composers (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

André Previn - Music Of The Young Hollywood Composers (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:24 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Successful as pianist, composer, and especially as conductor, André Previn has frequently bridged the gap between popular and so-called "serious" music, and in doing so broadened the horizons of both. Here's the ever versatile Previn plays the music from the famous Hollywood movies!
Andre Previn - Previn With Voices (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

André Previn - Previn With Voices (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:19 minutes | 1,45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

ANDRE PREVIN With Voices, it's 1967's 12-track stereo release with backing singers recorded under the expert guidance of Bill Cole, arranged by Wayne Robinson.
Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn - The Easy Winners & Other Rag-Time Music Of Scott Joplin (1975/2015) [24/96]

Itzhak Perlman, André Previn - The Easy Winners & Other Rag-Time Music Of Scott Joplin (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:17 minutes | 808 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The music of Scott Joplin, the “King of Ragtime”, achieved a newfound popularity in the mid-1970s, nearly sixty years after the composer’s death. Its beguiling synthesis of African-American syncopations and European musical forms is eloquently captured by Itzhak Perlman and André Previn.
Andre Previn, David Finck - We Got Rhythm: A Gershwin Songbook (1998)

Andre Previn, David Finck - We Got Rhythm: A Gershwin Songbook (1998)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71 min | 174 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Rel:1998

André Previn moves seamlessly from the world of classical music to jazz and film, but on this occasion, the pianist covers 14 gems from the vast repertoire of George Gershwin. Well accompanied by bassist David Finck, Previn faces the same challenge every jazz musician must address: finding new paths through Gershwin's frequently recorded masterpieces. Previn uses a train-like bassline substitution to open and close a rollicking take of "They All Laughed," while the pianist is more laid-back in the bluesy treatment of "Oh, Lady Be Good" to better feature Finck initially…