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Andre Previn – Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 & Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

André Previn – Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 & Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:33 minutes | 988 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

André Previn, the stunning conductor, great pianist and remarkable composer, has just passed away, on 28 February. “A Brilliant musician and gifted composer whose talents were endless” in the words of Itzhak Perlman, he left an extensive and versatile discography dominated by his evergreen interpretations of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev ballets, his recording of Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, one of the true great recordings of the last century, and his stellar collaborations with Itzhak Perlman.

In this recording, we hear him both play the piano solo part and conduct in two iconic concertos by Mozart, alongside Radu Lupu in the Double Concerto. It has been especially remastered in 24-bit/96kHz from original tapes.

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Andre Previn – Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 (1974/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

André Previn – Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 (1974/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 50:48 minutes | 866 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

When EMI first released Andre Previn’s recording of The Planets on LP back in 1973, it became an instant favorite of mine. Not only did I find the performance as good or better than anyone else’s, I thought the sound was of reference quality. As of this writing it’s around forty years later, and my opinion hasn’t changed. I still use the “Uranus” movement as an audio standard for judging other recordings and stereo equipment. I first owned the English EMI LP pressing, vastly preferring it to the American Angel pressing; then there was the EMI compact disc, which wasn’t quite as open or solid as the LP; and later the EMI Japan mastering, which improved upon the English product.

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Andre Previn with London Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (1972/2012) {Complete Ballet, Remastered 2011} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Andre Previn with London Symphony Orchestra – Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (1972/2012) {Complete Ballet, Remastered 2011}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 86:14 minutes | 1,64 GB | Genre: Classical, Holiday, Ballet, Orchestral
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Warner Classics/Erato

This stunning audiophile download celebrates one of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved works, The Nutcracker. The ballet is an absolute masterpiece from start to finish. Under the leadership of acclaimed conductor Andre Previn, the London Symphony Orchestra blends clarity with flawless technique. Upheld to the highest standards, Previn delivered a masterful interpretation of this historic work complemented by the orchestra’s relentless commitment.

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Andre Previn – Previn With Voices (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Andre Previn – Previn With Voices (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:14 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | ©  RCA Records
Recorded: RCA Victor’s Music Center Of The World, Hollywood

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Andre Previn – Kiss Me Goodbye (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Andre Previn – Kiss Me Goodbye (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:12:35 minutes | 406 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © CTS Digital

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. This compilation features the songs and score from the film “Elmer Gantry”.

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Andre Previn – All Alone (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Andre Previn – All Alone (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 36:27 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Pop, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

Prolific German jazz pianist André Previn may be best known as a conductor of symphony orchestras and as a film soundtrack composer, but he’s a well-established jazz pianist as well. Previn’s style is melodious and easygoing (influenced by piano masters Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson), but he can swing up a storm when he wants to. This a wonderful solo piano album from Andre Previn from 1967.

Just him. No one else. Beautiful music. You can’t ask for more than that. Andre at his solo best. If you like piano music then you must love Andre. He is one of the best. I wish someone would release this on cd though. It definitely needs to be. Pick it up. You won’t be disappointed.

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Andre Previn – Music Of The Young Hollywood Composers (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Andre Previn – Music Of The Young Hollywood Composers (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 31:24 minutes | 645 MB | Genre: Pop, Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

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!

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn – Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos, Rhapsody (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn – Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos, Rhapsody (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.70 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: HDtracks | Label: Decca

The Rachmaninov Piano Concertos performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn are among the most iconic recordings in the Decca Classics catalogue. For the first time in over 40 years, the recordings have been remastered in ultra-high quality 96kHz 24-bit audio at Abbey Road Studios.

A note on the remastering: To celebrate these iconic recordings, DECCA has gone back to the original tapes and used the latest techniques and extensive comparison with the first LP pressings, to make a definitive transfer. For the first time ever, all audio processing has been achieved in the 96kHz 24-bit domain.

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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Scott Joplin – The Easy Winners & Other Rags – Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Scott Joplin – The Easy Winners & Other Rags – Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:10 minutes | 771 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | ©  Warner Classics
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios, London, 2 & 10 December 1974

This album of ragtimes by Scott Joplin, recorded in 1974, was Itzhak Perlman’s first foray beyond the classical repertory, at least on record. The departure proved a successful one and was to be the first of many other such adventures, which also included jazz with André Previn (volume 24) and Oscar Peterson, recordings of Yiddish folk music (volume 38) and film music. In the tradition of his great predecessors, foremost among them Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz, Perlman supplied the arrangement for violin and piano himself, remaining faithful to the composer’s style while exploiting the classical violin’s rich palette of colours. His partnership with André Previn, who accompanied him on the piano, always retained a classical perspective, while still allowing for a measure of stylistic freedom.

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Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Sinding: Suite – Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96Hz]

Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Sinding: Suite – Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:45:03 minutes | 830 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0vuz | Front Cover | © Warner Classics
Recorded: Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, USA, 23 & 24 February 1979

Jascha Heifetz (1901–1987), whose style and repertoire exerted a decisive influence on most twentieth-century violinists, had an insatiable curiosity for discovering and rehabilitating long-forgotten works. We have Heifetz to thank for having dusted off, and made the first recordings of, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and Second Violin Concerto (see volumes 14 and 40), the concertos by Korngold and Conus (volume 27), and the two works featured here. He was also a key source of inspiration to the young Itzhak Perlman, who had not even turned twenty when he made his first recording of Sibelius’s Concerto in D minor (1966, RCA). Thirteen years later, he returned to the work for EMI, this time coupling it to great effect with the Suite in A minor by Christian Sinding, thereby paying tribute to a little-known composer who, alongside Grieg and Sibelius, was in fact one of the most authentic Scandinavian composers of his day.

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