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Modern Classics Remembers André Previn

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Andre Previn (1929-2019)

The acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger and conductor André Previn passed away on February 28th. He would've been 90 in just a few weeks.

On this week's episode of "Modern Classics", we'll hear Augustin Hadelich and Joyce Yang play Previn's 2003 composition "Tango, Song and Dance".

Also on the program -- Joan Tower's "Petroushkates" and a pair of concert pieces by John Williams.

  • Joan Tower -- Petroushkates
  • André Previn -- Tango, Song and Dance
  • John Williams -- Bassoon Concerto "Five Sacred Trees"
  • John Williams -- Treesong: Part Three

Modern Classics • FRIDAY • 6:00 - 7:00 pm • Classical 104.9 FM & WWNO HD-2

James served as Classical Music Host and Music Director for WWNO from 1999-2007. He relocated to Atlanta with several WWNO staff members after Katrina, and, in 2007, he accepted a position as Music Director at KVNO in Omaha, Nebraska, where he coached young announcers, programmed, and hosted classical music until 2010.