Musik & Theater

André Previn und Franz Bartololomey, Foto: (C) Viviane

Remembering André Previn (1929-2019)
Dr Wilhelm Sinkovicz in conversation with Franz Bartolomey / Music from Matthias Bartolomey & Clemens Zeilinger

On 28th February 2019, just a few weeks before his ninetieth birthday, the multi-talented musical genius André Previn died in New York. As a pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, jazz musician and author, Previn was one of the most interesting and versatile artists of the second half of the 20th century and the early part of the 21st. In his time he conducted virtually all the world’s foremost orchestras. He performed concerts — in his own inimitable style — of piano works by composers ranging from Mozart to Gershwin. He played straight-ahead jazz with the likes of Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole, and he won four Oscars for his film scores and adaptations.

In conversation with Dr Wilhelm Sinkovicz, Franz Bartolomey, who has been the Vienna Philharmonic’s solo cellist for many years, tells of his professional collaboration and personal friendship with this exceptional musician. Matthias Bartolomey and Clemens Zeilinger play Previn’s 1993 Sonata for Cello and Piano, which they worked on in person with the composer himself.

André Previn: Sonata for Cello and Piano (1993)
Interspersed with audio and video clips

  • Host: Dr Wilhelm Sinkovicz
  • Discussion guest: Franz Bartolomey
  • Cello: Matthias Bartolomey
  • Piano: Clemens Zeilinger