Julia Greenberg Interprets Dory Previn

« previous episode | next episode »

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dory Previn has a uniquely incisive, surprising, and funny way of writing songs. She was a child performer during the last years of vaudeville, co-writer (with then-husband Andre Previn) of Oscar-nominated songs for Hollywood during the 1950s and '60s, and, beginning in 1970, she released several singer-songwriter albums that earned her a devoted following. Previn was a guest on Spinning On Air in 1998. Now her music is being championed by Julia Greenberg, a New York-based songwriter, performer and theater composer (Off-Broadway's "People Are Wrong!"). Greenberg brings an ensemble into the WNYC Studio to play some Dory Previn songs, and to talk about them with host David Garland. Greenberg will present a concert of Previn's songs at 92YTribeca this Friday, March 26.

view photos of the session

Julia Greenberg Sings Dory Previn / David Driver Sings Scott Walker, Friday, March 26, 9:00pm, at 92YTribeca.

Julia Greenberg on MySpace

More about Dory Previn

Comments [3]

gina ballinger from Graz, Austria

had to listen to your program twice right one after another : ) delightful hour! thank you.

Mar. 25 2010 11:25 AM
Madeleine from East Village, NYC

What a great show to listen to while cooking dinner! I love Dory Previn and it's so great to hear her music coming out of the radio.

I'm pretty sure I discovered her via Jarvis Cocker of Pulp — he either mentioned her in an interview or put one of her songs on a compilation. It makes sense that he would have an affinity for her because there is a narrative quality they share as songwriters. Listening to one of her songs is like reading a short story.

I just saw "Inside Daisy Clover" recently and although it has its flaws (for starters, the main character is too feral to be credible), I would recommend it to fans of Dory Previn's music. There is a bonkers movie-within-the-movie featuring one of her songs and that alone is worth a look.


Mar. 21 2010 09:18 PM
liz york from nyc

Thanks for the wonderful show! Very fun! Now, it's time for my Dori Previn search...

Mar. 21 2010 09:15 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.