Previn, André – Work as a Conductor
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Work as a conductor
In 1967, Previn succeeded Sir John Barbirolli as music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
In 1968, he began his tenure as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), serving in that post until 1979. During his LSO tenure, he and the LSO appeared on the BBC Television programme André Previn's Music Night.
From 1976 to 1984, he was music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and, in turn, had another television series with the PSO entitled Previn and the Pittsburgh.
He was principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1985 to 1988.
In 1985, he became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; however, in April 1989, Previn resigned.