"When you're working with music that is invariably better than you are, it's difficult to become swell-headed."

  • Born André George Previn April 6, 1929, in Berlin, Germany
  • The multitalented pianist/conductor garnered success in the pop, jazz and classical genres and as a film music composer. He released back-to-back albums to hit inside the Top 40 with 1959's Secret Songs For Young Lovers (No. 16) and 1960's Like Love (No. 25). His highest charting single was 1959's "Like Young," which reached No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Previn won his first career GRAMMY at the 1st GRAMMY Awards in 1958 for Best Sound Track Album, Dramatic Picture Score Or Original Cast for Gigi.
  • He was made an honorary knight of the British Empire in 1996 for his services to music.

 

 

Andre Previn

"When you're working with music that is invariably better than you are, it's difficult to become swell-headed."

  • Born André George Previn April 6, 1929, in Berlin, Germany
  • The multitalented pianist/conductor garnered success in the pop, jazz and classical genres and as a film music composer. He released back-to-back albums to hit inside the Top 40 with 1959's Secret Songs For Young Lovers (No. 16) and 1960's Like Love (No. 25). His highest charting single was 1959's "Like Young," which reached No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Previn won his first career GRAMMY at the 1st GRAMMY Awards in 1958 for Best Sound Track Album, Dramatic Picture Score Or Original Cast for Gigi.
  • He was made an honorary knight of the British Empire in 1996 for his services to music.

 

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Andre Previn

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Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award - 2010
 
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Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Previn: Violin Concerto "Anne-Sophie"/Bernstein: Serenade
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Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Previn: Violin Concerto "Anne-Sophie"
 
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Best Classical Crossover Album
Previn Conducts Korngold - The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood, etc.
 
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Best Chamber Music Performance
American Scenes - Works Of Copland, Previn, Barber & Gershwin
 
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Best Classical Album
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto Nos. 1 And 2; Sonata For Solo Violin (Album)
 
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Best Orchestral Performance
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (Album)
 
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Best Classical Album
Barber: Violin Concerto/Korngold: Violin Concerto, Etc. (Album)
 
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Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist (On A Jazz Recording)
After Hours (Album)
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
After Hours (Album)
 
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Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)
Tippett: A Child Of Our Time (Album)
 
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Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
Mozart: Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart
 
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Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist Or Soloists (With Orchestra)
Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85/Walton: Concerto For Cello & Orch.
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Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist Or Soloists (With Orchestra)
Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue (Album)
Best Chamber Music Performance
Mozart: Piano And Wind Quintet In E Flat/ Beethoven: Piano And Wind Quintet In E-Flat (Album)
 
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Best Classical Orchestral Recording
Gershwin: Porgy And Bess (Symphonic Picture) Cuban Overture And Second Rhapsody (Album)
 
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Best Classical Orchestral Recording
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 In G Major (Album)
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
Britten: Spring Symphony (Album)
 
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Best Classical Orchestral Performance
Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony (Album)
Best Classical Orchestral Performance
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (Album)
 
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Best Classical Orchestral Performance
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Album)
 
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Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)
Rachmaninoff: The Bells
 
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Best Chamber Music Performance
Joplin: The Easy Winners And Other Rag Time Music Of Scott Joplin (Album)
 
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Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
Holst: The Planets (Album)
 
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Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
Walton: Belshazzer's Feast
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Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet (Complete Ballet) (Album)
 
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Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky (Album)
 
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Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist Or Soloists (With Orchestra)
Villa-Lobos: Concerto For Guitar
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Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 In F Minor (Album)
 
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Best Score From An Original Cast Show Album
Coco (Album)
 
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Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Valley Of The Dolls (Album)
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (Album)
 
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Best Chamber Music Performance - Instrumental Or Vocal
Franck: Sonata In A Major For Violin And Piano/Debussy: Sonata In G Minor For Violin And Piano (Album)
 
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Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Small Group Or Soloist With Small Group
My Fair Lady (Album)
 
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Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Soloist Or Small Group
4 To Go! (Album)
Best Performance By An Orchestra Or Instrumentalist With Orchestra - Primarily Not Jazz Or For Dancing
Andre Previn In Hollywood (Album)
 
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Best Jazz Performance - Soloist Or Small Group (Instrumental)
Andre Previn Plays Harold Arlen
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Best Jazz Performance - Large Group (Instrumental)
A Touch Of Elegance
Best Original Jazz Composition
A Touch Of Elegance (Single)
Best Performance By An Orchestra - For Other Than Dancing
A Touch Of Elegance
 
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Best Jazz Performance Solo Or Small Group
West Side Story
 
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Best Performance By An Orchestra
Like Young
Best Sound Track Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture Or Television
Porgy And Bess
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Record Of The Year
Like Young (Single)
Song Of The Year
Like Young (Single)
Best Jazz Performance - Soloist
Like Young
 
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Best Sound Track Album, Dramatic Picture Score Or Original Cast
Gigi
Nominations
Best Performance By An Orchestra
Young Man's Lament

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