Music: Juggler of the Keyboard

"Impatience gnaws at me once in a while," says Hollywood Composer Andre Previn. "I don't think I'll ever go as far as I want to go.'' The remark falls somewhat strangely from his lips. A musical director at M-G-M when he was barely 19, Previn has since juggled the careers of arranger, composer, conductor, concert pianist and jazzman, and kept each in the air without missing a beat.

During the past two weeks, Previn was planning two new jazz albums and an album of chamber music; he was also rehearsing Rachmaninoff's Paganini Variations for a concert with the Los Angeles Symphony, discussing...

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