Andre Previn, the master of pop, jazz, classical and movie music who won four Oscar Awards, died on Thursday, February 28. He was 89. Previn worked as a composer, conductor and pianist during his eight-decade career.
His passing was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by his manager. The manager told the outlet that the Berlin native musician passed away his home in Manhattan.
Previn started working at MGM in 1946 when he was still studying at Beverly Hills High School. He compiled a résumé featuring astounding 500-plus albums.
Remembering the life of #ASCAP member André Previn, a celebrated musical polymath. He was a composer of #Oscars winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras. https://t.co/KHYDW3kjS5 #ASCAPLegacy pic.twitter.com/cSVzSaJtTt
— ASCAP (@ASCAP) February 28, 2019
He was nominated for Academy Awards for 11 times, winning four times; for his music work on My Fair Lady (1964), Irma La Douce (1963), Porgy and Bess (1959) and Gigi (1958).
The versatile music master established himself as a successful jazz pianist throughout the 1940s, '50s and '60s.
Previn, who first released his album Collaboration in 1955, performed solo as well as collaborated with artists like Shorty Roberts, Russ Freeman, J.J. Johnson, Shelly Manne, Benny Carter, Dinah Shore and Doris Day.
Funeral and memorial services for the late music master will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Andre Previn!
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