André Previn - A Celebration

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : L'enfant et les sortileges, opera-ballet in 2 parts
>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
>Previn, Andre : Double Concerto for violin, contrabass & orchestra
>Previn, Andre : Concerto for piano & orchestra
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Previn, Andre : Concerto for Violin & orchestra ("Anne-Sophie")
>Previn, Andre : Dickinson Songs (3)
>Previn, Andre : Diversions, for orchestra
>Previn, Andre : A Streetcar Named Desire, opera
>Strauss, Richard : Sinfonia Domestica for orchestra, Op. 53 (TrV 209)
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

DG proudly celebrates Andre Previn's 80th birthday with this deluxe, 6-CD box set featuring him as conductor, composer and performer. Previn selected his favorite recordings for this set and includes a personal note. The set includes the first release of the world-premiere live recording of Previn's double concerto for violin and contrabass featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter. With chamber music, orchestral works, opera and song - this celebratory box set pays homage to one of the 20th century's most important musicians.



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : L'enfant et les sortilèges, opera-ballet in 2 parts
  • Performers: Anne-Marie Owens (Mezzo Soprano); Rinat Shaham (Soprano); Jaqueline Miura (Voice); Mark Tucker (Voice); Mary Plazas (Soprano); Robert Lloyd (Bass); Juanita Lascarro (Soprano); Pamela Stephen (Mezzo Soprano); David Johnson (Violin); Elizabeth Futral (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920-1925

>Ravel, Maurice : Ma mère l'oye
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1912

>André Previn (Conductor/Piano) (1929 - ) : Double Concerto for violin, contrabass & orchestra
  • Performers: Roman Patkoló (Double Bass); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2007

>André Previn (Conductor/Piano) (1929 - ) : Concerto for piano & orchestra
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1984

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1916-17.
  • Running Time: 20 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1943.
  • Running Time: 67 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 52 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1947-1952

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>André Previn (Conductor/Piano) (1929 - ) : Concerto for Violin & orchestra ("Anne-Sophie")
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 39 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 10/2001

>André Previn (Conductor/Piano) (1929 - ) : Dickinson Songs (3)
  • Performer: Andre Previn (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1999

>André Previn (Conductor/Piano) (1929 - ) : Diversions, for orchestra
  • Performers: Wolfgang Tombock (Horn); Gotthard Eder (Trumpet); Meinhart Niedermayr (Flute); Martin Gabriel (Oboe); Franz Bartolomey (Cello); Peter Schmidl (Clarinet); Günter Federsel (Piccolo); Michael Werba (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1999

>André Previn (Conductor/Piano) (1929 - ) : A Streetcar Named Desire, opera :: I can smell the sea air
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1998

>Strauss, Richard : Sinfonia Domestica for orchestra, Op. 53 (TrV 209)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 42 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1902-1903

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 21 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1945