World-famous conductor Andre Previn, 89, has died

ANDRE PREVIN: On the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show. Photo credit: BBC

CONDUCTOR, composer and pianist Andre George Previn, KBE, has died aged 89.

Born Andreas Ludwig Priwin in Berlin on April 6, 1929, Previn won four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings and one more for his Lifetime Achievement.

Previn’s discography contains hundreds of recordings in film, jazz, classical music and contemporary classical music.

He also enjoyed a long relationship with the medium of television, featuring in Meet André Previn (1969) on London Weekend Television and the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show in 1971 and 1972 (BBC),

Previn was married five times.

He died today (February 28) at home in Manhattan.

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