I'm glad to see that Previn is still conducting and composing - he's at the Barbican this weekend with a new (to Europe) piece:
Sunday 19 February 7.30pm
Copland Appalachian Spring – Suite
André Previn Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (European Premiere)
John Harbison Symphony No 3
André Previn conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
Yuri Bashmet viola
I went to a concert years ago (not far off 10 years, not sure when exactly) which he conducted, and was shocked how old and frail he looked. I confess I thought - poor chap's not long for this world, the next 'solemn announcement' on Radio 3 is likely to be about him.
I'm delighted that I was wrong. He's accompanied me throughout my musical journey, from his Rach 2, Walton 1 and complete Prokofiev 'Romeo and Juliet' recordings while I was still at school.
I wish him many returns to the podium