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André Previn musical compositions and arrangements
PASC-M 46  
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  • Title: André Previn musical compositions and arrangements
    Collection number: PASC-M 46
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.8 linear feet (2 flat boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
    Date: 1943-1951
    Abstract: André Previn is a pianist, conductor, and composer known for his command of classical, jazz, and film music. The collection consists of material from very early in his career and contains manuscripts of musical arrangements and compositions, as well as audio recordings of small-group performances.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Previn, Andre

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], André Previn Musical Compositions and Arrangements (Collection PASC-M 46). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2775164 


    André Previn is a pianist, composer, and conductor famed for his mastery of a variety of musical idioms, including classical, jazz, and film music. Born in Berlin in 1929, he fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1939 and emigrated to Los Angeles. In 1946, he began working as an arranger, composer, and conductor at MGM. At the same time, he pursued a recording career and made numerous appearances on the radio. He quickly garnered recognition in many quarters of the music business, and would go on to win four Academy Awards and several Grammys.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts of sketches and full arrangements (scores and/or parts) of a variety of popular and jazz music titles and a few film productions scored by Previn. Also present are audio recordings, including some 15 inch transcription discs of takes by various jazz groups (including the Andre Previn Trio), and also Previn interviews and concert performances.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1. Musical compositions and arrangements
    • Series 2. Audio recordings

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture music.
    Radio music--Scores.