Andre Previn Biography (1930-)

Real name, Andreas Ludwig Priwin; born April 6, 1930 (some sources say 1929),in Berlin, Germany; immigrated to the United States, 1938; became a naturalized citizen of the United States, 1943; son of Jack (a lawyer, judge, and music teacher) and Charlotte (Epstein) Priwin; nephew of Charles Previn (head ofmusic at Universal Studios); married Dory Langdon (a lyricist, poet, and author), 1959 (divorced 1970); married Mia Farrow (an actress), September 10, 1970 (divorced, 1979); married Heather Hales, January, 1982; children: (secondmarriage) Matthew, Sascha, Fletcher, Lark, Soon-Yi (Daisy); (third marriage)Lukas. Career: Musician, composer, and conductor. Recording artist forvarious labels, 1945--; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, rehearsal pianist, beginning c.1946; conductor, musical director, and musical supervisor for films and television productions, beginning in 1949; Houston Symphony, Houston, TX, conductor-in-chief, 1967-69; London Symphony Orchestra, London, England, principal conductor, 1968-79; South Bank Music Festival, London, England, music director, 1972-74; Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh, PA, music director, 1976-84; LosAngeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, CA, music director, 1984-89; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, England, music director, 1985-88, principal conductor, 1985-91; London Symphony Orchestra, conductor laureate, 1992--; guest conductor for various orchestras around the world. Faculty member at the Guildhall School, London, England; the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, PA; and the BerkshireMusic Center. Affiliated with programs at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA. Militaryservice: U.S. Army, 1950-51. Member: National Composers and Conductors League, British Composers Guild, Dramatists Guild, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, bestscoring of a musical picture, 1950, for Three Little Words; Academy Award nomination (with Saul Chaplin), best scoring of a musical picture, 1953,for Kiss Me Kate; Academy Award nomination, best scoring of a musicalpicture, 1955, for It's Always Fair Weather; Academy Award, best scoring of a musical picture, and Grammy Award, best album or original instrumental score for a motion picture or for television, both 1958, for Gigi;Grammy Award nomination (with David Rose and His Orchestra), best orchestra recording, 1958, for Young Man's Lament; Grammy Award (with David Roseand His Orchestra), best jazz instrumental performance--solo or small group,and Grammy Award nominations (with David Rose and His Orchestra), record of the year and best jazz soloist, all 1959, for Like Young; Grammy Awardnomination (with David Rose and His Orchestra), song of the year, 1959, for "Like Young"; Academy Award (with Ken Darby), best scoring of a musical picture, and Grammy Award (with Ken Darby), best album or original instrumental score for a motion picture or for television, both 1959, for Porgy and Bess. Academy Award nomination (with Dory Langdon), best song, 1960, for "Faraway Part of Town," from Pepe; Grammy Award, best jazz instrumental performance--large group, 1960, for West Side Story; Academy Award nomination, best scoring of a dramatic or comedy picture, 1961, for Elmer Gantry; Academy Award nomination, best scoring of a musical picture, 1961, for Bells Are Ringing; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding achievement in music, 1961, for The Donald O'Connor Show; Grammy Award, best jazz instrumental performance--solo or small group, 1961, for Andre Previn Plays Harold Arlen; Grammy Award nominations, best jazz--large group (instrumental) and best orchestra--other than dancing, 1961, both for A Touch of Elegance; Academy Award nomination (with Dory Langdon), best song, 1962, for "Song from Two for the Seesaw (Second Chance)," from Two for the Seesaw;Academy Award, best scoring of music--adaptation or treatment, 1963, for Irma la Douce; Grammy Award nomination (with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Shelly Manne), best jazz--soloist or small group, 1963, for 4 to Go!; Grammy Award nomination, best orchestra or instrumentalist with orchestra--notjazz or dancing, 1963, for Andre Previn in Hollywood; Academy Award,best scoring of music--adaptation or treatment, and Grammy Award nomination,best jazz--soloist or small group, both 1964, for My Fair Lady; GrammyAward nomination (with Erick Friedman), best chamber music performance--instrumental or vocal, 1966, for Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano; Academy Award nomination (with Joseph Gershenson), best scoring of music--adaptation or treatment, 1967, for Thoroughly Modern Millie; Grammy Awardnomination, best original score--motion picture or television special, 1968,for Valley of the Dolls; Grammy Award nomination, best classical performance--orchestra, 1968, for Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. AntoinettePerry Award nomination (with Alan Jay Lerner), best musical, Grammy Award nomination (with Alan Jay Lerner), best score from an original cast show album,1970, both for Coco; Grammy Award nomination (with the London Symphony), best classical performance--orchestra, 1971, for Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor; Grammy Award nomination, best choral performance--other than opera, 1972, for Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky; Grammy Awardnomination (with the London Symphony), best classical performance--orchestra, 1973, for Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet(complete ballet); Grammy Award(with Arthur Oldman and the London Symphony Orchestra), best classical choral performance--other than opera, 1973, for Walton: Belshazzar's Feast;Academy Award nomination (with Herbert W. Spencer and Andrew Lloyd Webber),best original or adapted musical scoring, 1973, for Jesus Christ Superstar; Grammy Award nomination (with the London Symphony Orchestra), best classical performance--orchestra, 1974, for Holst: The Planets; Grammy Award nomination (with Itzhak Perlman), best chamber music performance, 1975, for Joplin; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding classical music program, 1976, for "Live from Lincoln Center," Great Performances; Grammy Award (with Arthur Oldham and the London Symphony Orchestra), best classical choral performance other than opera, 1976, for Rachmaninoff: TheBells; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding musical director, 1977, for Previn and the Pittsburgh; Mozart As Keyboard Prodigy; Grammy Award nomination (with Christopher Bishop), best classical performance orchestra, 1977,for Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake; Grammy Award nomination (with ChristopherBishop and the London Symphony Orchestra), best classical performance orchestra, 1978, for Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding musical director, 1978, for Previn and the Pittsburgh; The Music That Made the Movies; Grammy Award nomination (with Suvi Raj Grubb), best classical performance orchestra, 1979, for Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in GMajor; Grammy Award nomination (with Richard Hickox, Keith Walters, and others), best choral performance--other than opera, 1979, for Britten: Spring Symphony. Grammy Award nomination (with Suvi Raj Grubb), best classical performance--orchestra, 1981, for Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Symphonic Picture)/Cuban Overture and Second Rhapsody; Grammy Award nomination (withthe Vienna Wind Soloists), best chamber music performance, 1985, for Mozart: Piano and Wind Quartet in E Flat/Beethoven: Piano and Wind Quintet in E Flat; Grammy Award nomination (with Yo-Yo Ma and the London Symphony Orchestra), best classical performance--instrumental soloist with an orchestra, 1985, for Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85/Walton: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra; Grammy Award nomination (with Kathleen Battle and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), best classical vocal soloist performance, 1986, for Mozart: Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart; Grammy Award nomination (with others), best choral performance (other than opera), 1987, for Tippett: A Child of Our Time; knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1996; Kennedy Center honoree, 1998; National Gramophone Society Award; honorary degrees from the Curtis Institute, the Royal Academy, and Guild Hall School/Duquensne University. Addresses: Office: c/o Columbia Artists, 165 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019-2201; Barbican Centre, Silk St., London EC2Y 8DS, England.; Contact: 8 Sherwood Ln., Bedford Hills, NY 10507.

Nationality
German
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, composer, conductor
Birth Details
April 6, 1930
Berlin, Germany

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Conductor, The Secret Garden, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Conductor, Act of Violence, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Conductor, Malaya (also known as Alien Orders and East of the Rising Sun), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Musical director, Border Incident, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Musical director, Three Little Words, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Conductor, Above and Beyond, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1952
  • Musical director, Give a Girl a Break, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1953
  • Musical director, Small Town Girl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1953
  • Musical director, Kiss Me Kate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1953
  • Conductor and musical director, It's Always Fair Weather, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • Conductor and musical supervisor, Kismet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • Music performer, Young at Heart, Warner Bros., 1955
  • Musical director, Invitation to the Dance, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Musical director, Silk Stockings, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Conductor and musical supervisor, Gigi, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Conductor (with Ken Darby) and musical director, Porgy and Bess, Columbia, 1959
  • Musical director, Bells Are Ringing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Musical supervisor and musical director, My Fair Lady, Warner Bros., 1964
  • Orchestrator, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Universal, 1967
  • Conductor and musical director, The Way West, United Artists, 1967
  • Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and musical director, The Music Lovers (also known as Ken Russell's Film on Tchaikovsky and the Music Lovers), United Artists, 1971
  • Conductor, Jesus Christ Superstar, Universal, 1973
  • Conductor and musical director, Rollerball, United Artists, 1975
  • Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, The Elephant Man, Paramount, 1980
  • Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, Six Weeks, Universal,1982
  • Romeo-Juliet, 1990
  • Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, "Prokofiev: Cinderella," Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Film Appearances
  • Guest star, Pepe, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Himself, The Subterraneans, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Television Work
  • Music Conductor, Unless Otherwise Noted; Specials
  • "Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2," Rubinstein: Works of Chopin, PBS, 1975
  • The New York Philharmonic, PBS, 1976
  • "Grieg Piano Concerto" and "Saint-Saens Piano Concerto Number Two," Rubinstein at 90, PBS, 1977
  • Dorothy Hamill in Romeo and Juliet on Ice, CBS, 1983
  • Mr. Previn Comes to Town, PBS, 1985
  • Sir William Walton's 80th Birthday Celebration, Arts and Entertainment, 1986
  • And pianist, A Carnegie Hall Christmas, PBS, 1991
  • Mozart on Tour, PBS, 1991
  • Together.Kiri and Andre on Broadway, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • The Sound of Julie Andrews, The Disney Channel, 1995
  • A Streetcar Named Desire from the San Francisco Opera, PBS, 1998
  • Conductor for the specials Previn and the Pittsburgh; Mozart As Keyboard Prodigy and Previn and the Pittsburgh; The Music That Made the Movies, both PBS.
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • "Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2," Rubinstein: Works of Chopin, PBS, 1975
  • Himself, "Live from Lincoln Center," Great Performances, PBS, 1976
  • The New York Philharmonic, PBS, 1976
  • Rubinstein at 90, PBS, 1977
  • Mr. Previn Comes to Town, PBS, 1985
  • Sir William Walton's 80th Birthday Celebration, Arts and Entertainment, 1986
  • Musicians for Armenia, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • A Carnegie Hall Christmas, PBS, 1991
  • Host, Mozart on Tour, PBS, 1991
  • Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Together.Kiri and Andre on Broadway, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1994
  • The Sound of Julie Andrews, The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM (also knownas Musicals Great Musicals), PBS, 1996
  • Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz, Bravo, 1997
  • Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note, PBS, 1998
  • Honoree, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Mia Farrow, Lifetime, 1999
  • Appeared in a Christmas special starring British comedians Ernie Wise andEric Morecambe, BBC, 1972. Appeared in the specials Previn and the Pittsburgh; Mozart As Keyboard Prodigy and Previn and the Pittsburgh; The Music That Made the Movies, both PBS.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Worked on the music for The Donald O'Connor Show, NBC.
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Andy Williams Show, NBC, 1965
  • Evening at Pops, PBS, 1970
  • Stage Work
  • Conductor, A Streetcar Named Desire (opera), San Francisco Opera,San Francisco, CA, 1998
  • Major Tours
  • Conductor, A Streetcar Named Desire (opera), U.S. cities, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Previn at Sunset, Black Lion, 1945
  • Andre Previn All-Stars, Monarch, 1946
  • Mad about the Boy, RCA Camdeon, 1947
  • Three Little Words, RCA, 1950
  • Andre Previn Plays Harry Warren, RCA Victor, 1952
  • Andre Previn Plays Duke, Monarch, 1952
  • Gershwin, RCA Victor, 1953
  • Andre Previn Plays Fats Waller, Grudge, 1953
  • The Fats Waller Song Book, Simitar, 1953
  • Let's Get Away from It All, Decca, 1955
  • Hollywood at Midnight, Decca, 1956
  • (With Shelly Manne) Li'l Abner, Contemporary, 1957
  • (With Russ Freeman) Double Play, Original Jazz, 1957
  • Pal Joey, Original Jazz, 1957
  • Gigi, Sony, 1958
  • Andre Previn Plays Vernon Duke, Original Jazz, 1958
  • King Size!, Original Jazz, 1958
  • (With others) Bells Are Ringing, Contemporary, 1959
  • Secret Songs for Young Lovers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959
  • West Side Story, Contemporary, 1959
  • The Essential Andre Previn, Verve, 1959
  • Andre Previn Plays Jerome Kern, Original Jazz, 1959
  • The Subterraneans, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Like Love, CBS, 1960
  • Music from Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, Columbia, 1960
  • A Touch of Elegance, Columbia/Legac, 1960
  • Like Previn!, Original Jazz, 1960
  • Andre Previn Plays Harold Arlen, Contemporary, 1960
  • Give My Regards to Broadway, Columbia Special, 1960
  • Andre Previn, Columbia, 1961
  • Mack the Knife and Other Kurt Weill Music, Columbia, 1961
  • Andre Previn in a Poulenc Roussel Recital, Columbia, 1962
  • Faraway Part of Town, Columbia, 1962
  • Andre Previn in Hollywood, CBS, 1963
  • The Light Fantastic: A Tribute to Fred Astaire, Columbia, 1963
  • 4 to Go!, Columbia, 1963
  • (With Shelly Manne and Leroy Vinnegar) My Fair Lady (jazz interpretations), Columbia, 1964
  • Soft and Swinging: The Music of Jimmy McHugh, Columbia, 1964
  • Valley of the Dolls, Philips, 1967
  • Coco, c. 1970rereleased in 1997
  • A Different Kind of Blues, Angel, 1981
  • Invitation to the Dance, MCA, 1984
  • After Hours, Telarc, 1989
  • Uptown, Telarc, 1990
  • Old Friends, Telarc, 1991
  • (With others) A Carnegie Hall Christmas, 1991
  • Right As the Rain, RCA, 1991
  • It's a Breeze, Angel, 1992
  • What Headphones?, Angel, 1993
  • (With others) Christmas Classics, Vol. 1, 1993
  • (With others) In a Romantic Mood, Vol. 1-2, 1994
  • The Essence of Andre Previn, Columbia/Legac, 1994
  • (With others) Far Away Places: Capitol Sings around the World, Capitol, 1994
  • Show Boat, Deutsche Gramophone, 1995
  • (With others) Jazz for Lovers: The Very Thought of You, 1995
  • Some of the Best, Delta, 1996
  • More of the Best, Delta, 1996
  • (With others) Gigi, Rhino, 1996
  • (With others) Bachelor in Paradise: Cocktail Classics, 1996
  • Ballads, Angel, 1996
  • (With others) Best of AFRS Jubilee 137 and 93, 1996
  • Jazz at the Musikverein, PolyGram, 1997
  • Irma la Douce, Rykodisc, 1998
  • Triple Play, Telarc, 1998
  • 4 to Go!/The Light Fantastic, Collectibles, 1998
  • (With others) Jazz Giants Play Harold Arlen, 1998
  • Also recorded Elmer Gantry, MCA; Four Girls in Town, VareseSarabande; The Genius of Andre Previn, Allegiance; Jazz Master, DRG; (with David Rose and His Orchestra) Like Young (includes the single "Like Young"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Piano Stylings of Andre Previn, RCA; Sound Stage, CBS; Starlight Piano, Columbia.
  • Guest Appearances on Albums
  • Shelly Manne and others, Shelly Manne and His Friends, Vol. 1, 1944
  • Mel Torme, Mel Torme Collection, 1944
  • Sunset Swing, Sunset Swing, 1945
  • Dinah Shore, Dinah Shore, 1949
  • Benny Carter, Jazz Giant, 1957
  • Benny Goodman, Yale Recordings, Vol. 8: Never Before, 1957
  • Barney Kessel, Barney Kessel Plays Carmen, 1958
  • Helen Humes, Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do, 1959
  • Helen Humes, Songs I Like to Sing, 1960
  • Doris Day, Duet, 1962
  • Julie Andrews, Christmas Treasure, 1968
  • (With others) Scott Joplin, Easy Winners, Angel, 1975
  • Ella Fitzgerald, Nice Work If You Can Get It, 1983
  • Barney Kessel, Artistry of Barney Kessel, 1984
  • Kiri Te Kanawa, Kiri Side Tracks: The Jazz Album, 1992
  • Sylvia McNair, Sure Thing, the Jerome Kern Songbook, 1994
  • Doris Day, 16 Most Requested Songs, Encore!, 1996
  • Benny Goodman, King of Swing: Rare Recordings from Benny Goodman,1996
  • Benny Goodman, Fascinating Rhythm: Live 1958, 1996
  • (And arranger) Ella Fitzgerald, Priceless Jazz Collection, 1997
  • (Orchestra leader) Doris Day, Move Over Darling, 1997
  • Lyle Murphy, Gone with the Woodwinds!, 1997
  • Dean Martin, Return to Me, 1998
  • Album Work
  • Conductor, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Dinah Shore, Dinah Shore, 1949
  • (And arranger) Julie London, Time for Love: The Best of Julie London, 1955
  • Gigi, Sony, 1958
  • Kismet, Sony, 1961
  • (Arranger) Julie Andrews, Christmas Treasure, 1968
  • Hollywood's Golden Era, 1971
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, MCA, 1973
  • The Elephant Man, 1977
  • Great Singing Screen Stars, 1991
  • A Carnegie Hall Christmas, 1991
  • Arranger and conductor, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1992
  • Music of a Victorian Christmas, 1992
  • Musical director, American Songbook Series: Alan Jay Lerner (alsoknown as Classic American Songbook), DRG, 1992
  • Producer, Scepter Records Story, 1992
  • And arranger, Christmas Classics, Vol. 1, 1993
  • Fred Astaire, Steppin' Out: Astaire at MGM, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • My Fair Lady, CBS, 1994
  • That's Entertainment, Part III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • French Cuisine, French Cuisine, 1994
  • Peggy Lee, Live 1947 and 1952, 1994
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia, 1995
  • Capitol Sings Harry Warren, Capitol, 1995
  • Ravi Shankar, In Celebration, 1995
  • And arranger, Gigi, Rhino, 1996
  • (And arranger) Julie Andrews, Best of Julie Andrews: Thoroughly ModernMillie, 1996
  • Ravi Shankar, In Celebration: The Highlights, 1996
  • (And adaptor) Dean Martin, Capitol Years, Capitol, 1996
  • (And arranger) Gene Kelly,'S Wonderful, 1996
  • That's Entertainment: The Best of That's Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Arranger, Bachelor in Paradise: Cocktail Classics, 1996
  • Kismet, 1996
  • Pulp Classix, Vol. 1, 1996
  • And arranger, orchestrator, and musical director, Kiss Me Kate, 1996
  • (Arranger) Itzhak Perlman, Cinema Serenade, 1997
  • Academy Award-Winning Music from Winning Movies, 1997
  • Director, Star Spangled Rhythm, 1997
  • George and Ira Gershwin in Hollywood, 1997
  • You Are My Lucky Star: Romantic Duets, 1997
  • (Arranger) Dave Pell, I Had the Craziest Dream, 1998
  • Baz Luhrman, Something for Everybody: Baz Luhrman, 1998
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (25th Anniversary), 1998
  • Also conducted other recordings, including Britten: Spring Symphony, Angel; Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85/Walton: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, CBS Masterworks; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Symphonic Picture)/Cuban Overture and Second Rhapsody, Angel; Holst: The Planets, Angel, EMI, 1974; Inside Daisy Clover; Irma la Douce, MCA; Joplin; Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major, Angel; Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony, Angel; Mozart: Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart, Angel;Mozart: Piano and Wind Quartet in E Flat/Beethoven: Piano and Wind Quintet in E Flat, Telarc; Nipper's Greatest Christmas Hits, RCA; Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Angel; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Angel/Capitol; Rachmaninoff: The Bells, Angel; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Rollerball; Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano,RCA; Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Angel; Tippett: A Child of Our Time, RPO Records; Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, RCA; Walton: Belshazzar's Feast, Angel/Capitol; and Young Man's Lament,Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • WRITINGS
  • Scores for Films, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Incidental score, The Kissing Bandit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948
  • The Sun Comes Up, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948
  • Tension, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Scene of the Crime, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Challenge to Lassie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Shadow on the Wall, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • The Outriders, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Kim, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Dial 1119 (also known as The Violent Hour), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Three Little Words, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Cause for Alarm, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951
  • The Girl Who Had Everything, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1953
  • Bad Day at Black Rock, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • It's Always Fair Weather, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • The Fastest Gun Alive, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • The Catered Affair (also known as Wedding Breakfast), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • And song "Ring around the Rosy," Invitation to the Dance, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Hot Summer Night, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Designing Women, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • House of Numbers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Party Girl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Porgy and Bess, Columbia, 1959
  • The Subterraneans, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • And songs "Faraway Part of Town," "The Rumble," and "That's How It Went,All Right," Pepe, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Elmer Gantry, Universal, 1960
  • Who Was That Lady?, Columbia, 1960
  • Adaptor, Bells Are Ringing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Title song, Tall Story, Warner Bros., 1960
  • All in a Night's Work, Paramount, 1961
  • One, Two, Three, United Artists, 1961
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962
  • Long Day's Journey into Night, Embassy, 1962
  • And song "Song from Two for the Seesaw (Second Chance)," Two for the Seesaw, United Artists, 1963
  • Adaptor, Irma la Douce, United Artists, 1963
  • Adaptor, My Fair Lady, Warner Bros., 1964
  • Kiss Me, Stupid, Claude/Lopert, 1964
  • Dead Ringer (also known as Dead Image), Warner Bros., 1964
  • And songs "Goodbye Charlie" and "Seven at Once," Goodbye Charlie,Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • And songs, Inside Daisy Clover, Warner Bros., 1965
  • The Fortune Cookie (also known as Meet Whiplash Willie), United Artists, 1966
  • Song "Livin' Alone," Harper (also known as Moving Target),Warner Bros., 1966
  • Title song, The Swinger, Paramount, 1966
  • Songs, Valley of the Dolls, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Adaptor, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Universal, 1967
  • And songs "Best Things," "The First Thing You Know," "Gold Fever," "The Gospel of No Name City," and "A Million Miles Away behind the Door," PaintYour Wagon, Paramount, 1969
  • The Music Lovers (also known as Ken Russell's Film on Tchaikovsky and the Music Lovers), United Artists, 1971
  • And song "Merdita," Mrs. Pollifax--Spy, United Artists, 1971
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, Universal, 1973
  • Songs "Baby, You Knock Me Out" and "Thanks a Lot, but No Thanks," That's Entertainment, Part III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Musical Scores and Theme Music for Television
  • Miniseries
  • Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, Thames Television, 1974then PBS,1975
  • Musical Scores for Television
  • Specials
  • A Streetcar Named Desire from the San Francisco Opera, PBS, 1998
  • Scores for the Stage
  • Coco, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1969-70
  • Rough Crossing, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1991Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, OH, 1994-95
  • Operas
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (based on the play by Tennessee Williams), San Francisco Opera House, San Francisco, CA, then U.S. cities, all 1998
  • Musical Compositions
  • Honey and Rue (song cycle), produced at various venues, 1992. Sallie Chisum Remembers Billy the Kid, produced with the New York Philharmonic, 1998
  • Composed Cello Concerto, Cello Sonata, Guitar Concerto, The Magic Number, Piano Concerto, Principals, Reflections, Songs of Remembrance, Tango Song and Dance, Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon, Triolet for Brass Ensemble, and Violin Sonata; composed serenades for a violin and brass quintet, a piano solo based on the music of Joseph Haydn, and a choral piece based on fourlyrics by Toni Morrison.
  • Writings for the Stage
  • (With Tom Stoppard) Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1979Project Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987-88
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Antony Hopkins) Music Face to Face, Hamilton (London, England), 1971
  • Editor, Orchestra, interviews by Michael Foss, photographs by Richard Adeney, Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1979
  • No Minor Chords: My Early Days in Hollywood (memoirs), Doubleday (New York City), 1992
  • Liner Notes on Albums
  • Barney Kessel, Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By, 1956
  • Shelly Manne, Swinging Sounds, Vol. 4, 1956
  • Bill Holman, Big Band in a Jazz Orbit, 1958
  • Julie Andrews, Christmas Treasure, 1968
  • Mel Powell, Return of Mel Powell, 1987
  • Benny Carter, Harlem Renaissance, 1992
  • Victor Victoria (original cast recording), 1995
  • Books
  • IDFF Volume 4: Writers and Production Artists St. James Press, 1996
  • Ruttencutter, Helen, Previn St. Martin's, 1985

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • American Record Guide, /October, 1998, pp. 5-6.
    • Opera News, September 1998, pp. 34-38.*

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