No Minor Chords is Andre Previn's fond and funny recollection of his time in Hollywood from 1948 to 1964, the last year's of its Golden Age, when "the studio was the plantation and we all worked in the fields." Written with warmth, humor, and insight, No Minor Chords is a virtuoso performance that re-creates a world long gone- the glittering, glamorous era when Hollywood still was, truly, the dream factory.
Not many people remember that Andre Previn started his career as a film score composer in Hollywood - arriving at the age of 18. He was a quick learner, and he went on to win several Academy Awards and to fashion the scores of such films as "Gigi", "Porgy and Bess" and "My Fair Lady". In this memoir Previn recalls his years in Hollywood in the Golden Age from 1948 to 1964. Andre Previn is the author of "Music Face to Face" and "Andre Previn's Guide to Music".