Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill explores the music and the life of Andre Previn.
By age 20, Andre Previn was successfully composing for Hollywood and playing the piano in Jazz clubs. Soon after winning one of his many Academy Awards, for “My Fair Lady”, Previn released a highly acclaimed jazz album based on the popular songs from this Oscar winning movie. In the 1960s, at the top of his jazz and film composing career, he transformed his profession to include classical music. Previn is known for his open approach to blending the musical worlds of classical, pop, film, theater, and jazz. This week we will listen to recordings from his long career with the London Symphony, hear his brilliant piano playing, his film scores, and sample an aria or two from one of his operas.

PLAYLIST Monday 1/13/20

0:00:43 1:24 (excerpt) André Previn Dance of Life André Previn Ballads: Solo Jazz Standards Angel Records 555391

0:03:04 7:26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478:
II. Andante André Previn, Young Uck Kim, Heiichiro Ohyama & Gary Hoffman The Piano Quartets Sony Classical 40094768

0:11:15 1:22 (excerpt) Frederick Loewe I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face André Previn, Shelly Manne & Leroy Vinnegar My Fair Lady Music for Pleasure MFP 50527

12:45 0:39 (excerpt) Frederick Loewe Get Me to the Church on Time André Previn, Shelly Manne & Leroy Vinnegar My Fair Lady Music for Pleasure MFP 50527

0:15:03 1:28 (excerpt) Frederick Loewe I Could Have Danced All Night André Previn, Shelly Manne & Leroy Vinnegar My Fair Lady Music for Pleasure MFP 50527

0:15:23 2:58 (excerpt) George and Ira Gershwin How Long Has This Been Going On? Ella Fitzgerald and Andre Previn Nice Work If You Can Get It Pablo 2312 140

0:19:21 1:25 André Previn By A Quiet Stream (McG plays) Impressions for Piano, 20 Pieces for Students

0:21:24 0:41 André Previn Parade of the Penguins (McG plays) Impressions for Piano, 20 Pieces for Students

0:24:14 2:33 André Previn & Dory Previn Empty Is My Room Michael Feinstein & André Previn, David Finck Change of Heart: The Songs of André Previn Telarc 34021

0:27:21 3:30 André Previn & Dory Previn Medley: A Second Chance / Why Are We Afraid? Michael Feinstein & André Previn, David Finck Change of Heart: The Songs of André Previn Telarc 34021

0:31:53 2:29 Andre Previn Should I? André Previn, Chic Parnell, Jackie Mills, Al Viola Previn at the Piano RCA Victor 214

0:36:09 8:11 Erich Wolfgang Captain Blood; Main Title; Meeting On The Ocean; Finale André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra Korngold: The Sea Hawk DG 471347

0:45:27 12:06 William Walton Symphony #1 In B Flat Minor – 4. Maestoso André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra Walton: Symphony #1 RCA Victor Gold Seal 7830

PLAYLIST Tuesday 1/14/20

0:02:28 19:03 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 – 1. Largo, Allegro Moderato Andre Previn, LSO Symphony No.2 / Vocalise, Intermezzo & Dance (‘Aleko’) EMI Classics 47159

0:22:40 15:42 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 – 3. Adagio Andre Previn, LSO Symphony No.2 / Vocalise • Intermezzo & Dance (‘Aleko’) EMI Classics 47159

0:39:36 13:17 Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No.5 in B flat major, Op.100 – 1st movement André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra Prokofiev: Symphonies 5 and 7 c

0:57:49 3:17 André Previn Dance of Life André Previn Ballads: Solo Jazz Standards Angel Records 555391

PLAYLIST Wednesday 1/15/20

0:2:01 9:50 Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 In G – 4. Sehr Behaglich Mahler Elly Ameling; Andre Previn: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Mahler No. 4 in G EMI 65179

0:13:40 16:33 Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Symphony Orchestra of the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia / André Previn Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Symphony No. 5; Previn: Reflections EMI 55371

31:12 7:29 W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto #17, in G, K. 453- 3. Allegretto André Previn: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Mozart: Piano Concertos #17 & 24 Philips 412 524

39:59 10:31 Claude Debussy: Prélude À L’Après-Midi D’Un Faune André Previn: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Debussy: Images, Nocturnes Phillips 426255

51:39 00:40 (excerpt) Claude Debussy: Prélude À L’Après-Midi D’Un Faune André Previn: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Debussy: Images, Nocturnes Phillips 426255

52:41 4:52 Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Scherzo André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream EMI Classics 47163

PLAYLIST Thursday 1/16/20

0:01:22 4:36 André Previn Vocalise for Soprano, Cello and Piano Sylvia McNair, André Previn & Yo-Yo Ma From Ordinary Things – Sonata for Cello And Piano – Four Songs Sony Classical 62004

0:07:43 6:28 André Previn, Else Lasker-Schuler & Frau Ava Two Remembrances for Soprano, Alto Flute and Piano: 1. A Love Song 2. Lyric Sylvia McNair, André Previn & Sandra Church Previn: From Ordinary Things Sony Classical 62004

0:18:37 18:37 André Previn Sonata for Cello and Piano: I. Vivace – Andante espressivo – Allegro II. Adagio Yo-Yo Ma & André Previn From Ordinary Things – Sonata for Cello and Piano – Four Songs Sony Classical 62004

0:34:44 2:18 André Previn, Toni Morrison Four Songs for Soprano, Cello and Piano: 2. Stones (Bright and Sassy) Sylvia McNair, André Previn & Yo-Yo Ma From Ordinary Things – Sonata for Cello and Piano – Four Songs Sony Classical 62004

0:39:31 8:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mass in C Minor, K. 427 “Grosse Messe”: 3b. Credo: Et Incarnatus Est Sylvia McNair, John Eliot Gardiner English Baroque Soloists WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Mass In C Minor, K427 – Sylvia McNair – Diana Montague – Anthony Rolfe Johnson – Monteverdi Choir – English Baroque Soloists – John Eliot Gardiner DG 420 210 2

0:48:24 4:10 Charlie Daniels The Devil Went Down to Georgia Sylvia McNair, vocals, and fiddle Subject to Change! Silvia McNair Harbinger Records 3203

0:52:41 3:45 Richard Strauss Capriccio – Mondscheinmusik André Previn: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite DG 4377902

0:57:02 2:00 (excerpt) André Previn Vocalise for Soprano, Cello and Piano Sylvia McNair, André Previn & Yo-Yo Ma From Ordinary Things – Sonata for Cello And Piano – Four Songs Sony Classical 62004

PLAYLIST Friday 1/17/20

0:00:00 0:41 (excerpt) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in E, K. 542: 1. Allegro (Live) Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Müller-Schott & André Previn Mozart: Piano Trios K. 502, 542, 548 DG 75796

0:02:27 11:03 Maurice Ravel Mère l’Oye – Ballet: II. Pavane de la Belle Au Bois Dormant. Lent – Allegro – Mouvement de Valse Modéré III. Les Entretiens de la Belle Et de la Bête. Mouvement de Valse Modéré V. Apothéose: Le Jardin Féerique. Lent Et Grave London Symphony Orchestra & André Previn Ravel – L’enfant et les Sortilèges · Ma Mère l’Oye / LSO · Previn DG 457589

0:13:48 3:42 André Previn A Streetcar Named Desire, Act 3: I Can Smell the Sea Air (Blanche) Renée Fleming, André Previn & San Francisco Opera Orchestra A Street Car Named Desire DG 459366

0:18:01 5:25 André Previn Diversions (1999): III. Fast Vienna Philharmonic & André Previn Previn: Diversions & Songs DG 4710282

0:25:15 7:54 Leonard Bernstein Serenade – Agathon Anne-Sophie Mutter; André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra ANDRÉ PREVIN – Violin Concerto LEONARD BERNSTEIN – Serenade Anne-Sophie Mutter DG B0001313

0:33:44 9:48 Leonard Bernstein Violin Concerto, “Anne-Sophie” – 1. Moderato Anne-Sophie Mutter; André Previn: London Symphony Orchestra ANDRÉ PREVIN – Violin Concerto LEONARD BERNSTEIN – Serenade Anne-Sophie Mutter DG B0001313

0:44:09 2:43 André Previn & Dory Previn Goodbye Michael Feinstein & André Previn Change of Heart: The Songs of André Previn Telarc 34021

0:48:14 7:05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Trio in E, K. 542: 1. Allegro (Live) Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Müller-Schott & André Previn Mozart: Piano Trios K. 502, 542, 548 DG 75796

0:56:01 2:59 André Previn More than You Know André Previn Ballads: Solo Jazz Standards 0:57:49