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Andre Previn, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1998)

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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) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 62:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 66899 2 3 | Recorded: 1974

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.

Ella Fitzgerald and Andre Previn - Nice Work If You Can Get It (1983) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

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Ella Fitzgerald and Andre Previn - Nice Work If You Can Get It (1983) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

Ella Fitzgerald & Andre Previn - Nice Work If You Can Get It (1983) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 154 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo (025218014021)

Ella Fitzgerald, who in the late '50s recorded the very extensive George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, revisits their music on this duet outing with pianist André Previn. Her voice was past her prime by this point, but she was able to bring out a lot of the beauty in the ten songs, giving the classic melodies and lyrics tasteful and lightly swinging treatment. Nice Work If You Can Get It is not an essential CD but is a reasonably enjoyable outing.

Andre Previn, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Previn: A Streetcar named Desire (1998)

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Andre Previn, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Previn: A Streetcar named Desire (1998)

André Previn, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Previn: A Streetcar named Desire (1998)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.41 Gb (DVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Deutsch, Francais

André Previn turned seventy in 1999. From Berlin refugee to multi-Oscar-winning film score composer, from great jazz pianist to chief conductor of both the London Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, through four marriages including Mia Farrow and present wife Heather, with an honorary knighthood for his services to British music, his story is extraordinary. Previn's remarkable career reached a climax in September 1998 with the premier of his first opera, A Streetcar Named Desire. He also conducted the production at the San Francisco Opera, with Renée Fleming as Blanche.

André Previn - Jazz at the Musikverein (1997)

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André Previn - Jazz at the Musikverein (1997)

Andre Previn - Jazz at the Musikverein (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 537 704-2)

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. According to Previn, one member of the Philharmonic was astonished to learn that the music was made on the wing ("You improvised in public?!," he exclaimed). Well, it wasn't that big a deal for Previn and his usual cohorts Mundell Lowe (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass), who turn in an amiable collection of mostly vintage standards that they probably know in their sleep…

André Previn - Plays Songs by Harold Arlen (1960)

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André Previn - Plays Songs by Harold Arlen (1960)

André Previn - Plays Songs by Harold Arlen (1960)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1994 | Contemporary/Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD-1840-2 | ~ 213 or 106 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 15 Mb
Bop, Cool

This solo piano set from Andre Previn is a bit unusual for he recasts ten Harold Arlen compositions (all but "For Every Man There's a Woman" and "Cocoanut Sweet" are quite well-known) by reharmonizing the chords and modernizing the melodies…

André Previn and His Pals - West Side Story (1960) [Reissue 1990]

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André Previn and His Pals - West Side Story (1960) [Reissue 1990]

Andre Previn and His Pals - West Side Story (1960) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 209 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Contemporary Records (OJCCD-422-2 (S-7572))

The last of a series of showtune albums recorded by the trio of pianist Andre Previn, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Shelly Manne finds the all-star group focusing on the music of West Side Story (Previn and Manne alternated leadership, and it was the drummer's good fortune to have the famous My Fair Lady album under his own name). This CD reissue has eight of the main themes from the famous musical, including "I Feel Pretty," "Maria" and "America." As usual, the melodies are treated respectfully yet swingingly, and Andre Previn in particular excels in this setting.

André Previn, Yuri Temirkanov - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Marche Slave; Romeo & Juliet; Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 (1997)

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André Previn, Yuri Temirkanov - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Marche Slave; Romeo & Juliet; Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 (1997)

André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony; Marche Slave; Romeo & Juliet; Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | ITrack (Cue & Log) ~ 656 Mb | Total time: 64:45+77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | 69776 | Recorded: 1972, 1973, 1977

Recorded in 1977, it was Yuri Temirkanov's first recording of the work, and it is superior to his 1991 digital version on RCA with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. The older reading is highly romantic in every way, caressing the composer's rich themes almost (but not quite) to excess, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing at its peak. Lush strings are appropriate for the score, brass is brilliant, and there is plenty of impact to percussion. Previn's Tchaikovsky is admirable, with the advantage of Kingsway Hall acoustics…

Carlo Maria Giulini, The Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra - Mozart: Requiem (2010)

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Carlo Maria Giulini, The Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra - Mozart: Requiem (2010)

Carlo Maria Giulini, The Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Kathleen Battle, Robert Sadin, The American Boychoir, André Previn, Orchestra of St. Luke’s - Mozart: Requiem; Laudate Dominum; Exsultate, jubilate: Alleluia (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 66:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697721022 | Recorded: 1989

One old-school Mozart maestro who would have nothing to do with modern notions of Classical ''authenticity'' is Carlo Maria Giulini, a great conductor who has made a specialty of Mozart`s music throughout his long career, which spanned some 23 seasons in Chicago. Giulini`s second recording of the unfinished Requiem Mass-his second with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, even more attentive to his musical desires this time around-must be the slowest ever recorded. As such it is characteristic of the late Giulini manner: The reading is suffused by an ultra-serene religiosity that obeys no rules of performance style other than its own.

André Previn and His Pals - West Side Story (1960) [XRCD2, Reissue 2001]

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André Previn and His Pals - West Side Story (1960) [XRCD2, Reissue 2001]

Andre Previn and His Pals - West Side Story (1960) [XRCD2, Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC (JVCXR-0209-2)

The last of a series of showtune albums recorded by the trio of pianist Andre Previn, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Shelly Manne finds the all-star group focusing on the music of West Side Story (Previn and Manne alternated leadership, and it was the drummer's good fortune to have the famous My Fair Lady album under his own name). This CD reissue has eight of the main themes from the famous musical, including "I Feel Pretty," "Maria" and "America." As usual, the melodies are treated respectfully yet swingingly, and Andre Previn in particular excels in this setting.

Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings [10CDs] (2016)

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Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings [10CDs] (2016)

Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings [10CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,77 Gb | Total time: 646 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88985381362 | Recorded: 1977-2000

Sony Classical presents legendary soprano Kathleen Battle in nine of her foremost studio recordings in her ‘Complete Sony Recordings’.
In the course of a remarkable career, launched in 1973 by mentor James Levine in their shared hometown of Cincinnati, Kathleen Battle has captivated international audiences. She has taken home numerous awards – among them five Grammys and London’s Olivier Award for her 1985 Covent Garden debut as Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, the first American singer to win that prestigious prize – and become one of classical music’s best-selling artists.
Described by the Washington Post as “one of the very few most beautiful in the world” she will make her first appearance at the Met in more than 20 years on 17th November 2016.

André Previn & Russ Freeman - Double Play! (1957) [Reissue 1992]

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André Previn & Russ Freeman - Double Play! (1957) [Reissue 1992]

Andre Previn & Russ Freeman - Double Play! (1957) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 239 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Contemporary Records (OJCCD-157-2 (S-7537))

Pianists André Previn and Russ Freeman team up with drummer Shelly Manne in a trio to play eight of their originals (along with the standard "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"), all given titles having to do with baseball. Double Play! was advertised as the first time that two pianists recorded what was then modern jazz together. Previn and Freeman had very complementary styles, making it difficult to know who was playing when, although a complete play-by-play is included.