Happy Birthday, André Previn

On 6th April André Previn would have been 92 years old. As a pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, jazz musician and author, Previn was one of the most interesting and versatile artists of the 20th and early 21st centuries. In his time he conducted virtually all the world’s foremost orchestras. His interpretations of piano concertos by composers ranging from Mozart to Gershwin were peerless. He played straight-ahead jazz with the likes of Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole, and he won four Oscars for his film scores and arrangements. In conversation with Dr Wilhelm Sinkovicz, Franz Bartolomey, who has been Principal Cellist at the Vienna Philharmonic for many years, tells of his professional collaboration and personal friendship with this exceptional musician. Matthias Bartolomey and Clemens Zeilinger play Previn’s 1993 Sonata for Cello and Piano, which they worked on in person with the composer himself. Programme: André Previn: Sonata for Cello and Piano (1993) Interspersed with audio and video clips Tickets: Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49; MuTh Student Club, children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

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