BBC Music Magazine
The best of Previn
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
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.