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Five must-hear record­ings

Rach­mani­nov Sym­phony No. 2 Lso/an­dré Previn

Warner Clas­sics 0852892 Previn put the orig­i­nal, un­cut ver­sion of this then­neglected sym­phony firmly back on the map.

An­dré Previn con­ducts Vaughan Wil­liams

Soloists, Lso/an­dré Previn

RCA 8887512695­2 (down­load) The in­ter­pre­ta­tions here cast re­fresh­ing new light on this great cy­cle.

Previn Vi­o­lin Con­certo ‘Anne-so­phie’ Anne-so­phie Mut­ter (vi­o­lin), Bos­ton Sym­phony Or­ches­tra/an­dré Previn

DG E4745002

A ma­jor state­ment from the com­poser-con­duc­tor’s later years, per­formed with warmth and fire­power by its ded­i­ca­tee.

Wal­ton Sym­phony No. 1 Lso/an­dré Previn

Sony G010004009­424W (down­load only)

Previn’s first record­ing of this sym­phony re­mains re­mark­able for its crack­ling rhyth­mic en­ergy and drive.

Gersh­win Rhap­sody In Blue; Pi­ano Con­certo

An­dré Previn (pi­ano), LSO

Warner Clas­sics 2435668912

A de­fin­i­tive dis­play of Previn’s key­board skills, deftly catch­ing the mu­sic’s lyri­cal in­ven­tive­ness and im­pro­visatory streak.

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