On the occasion of Andre Previn's 80th birthday, April 6, here are two facets of this multi-faceted artist. First, an excerpt from Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, which Previn recorded in the 1970s with the London Symphony, establishing a benchmark interpretation. And then, to salute his always classy piano playing, savor one of Previn's most sensitive efforts, accompanying Doris Day in her disarming account of the Rodgers and Hart song, "Nobody's Heart."
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2, third movement:
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2: III. Adagio - Andre Previn"Nobody's Heart":