Legrand, Michel

(1932- )
   composer, pianist, orchestra leader, arranger
   Born in Paris, Michel Legrand, who had classical musical training, in 1952 began to write arrangements for the string orchestra that accompanied the American orchestra leader Dizzy Gillespie and then, in 1958, wrote for a recording session with the American jazz artists Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans. He also worked with vocals, as a composer and singer, and wrote the background music for the film musicals of jacques demy (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, and Peau-d'Âne). Working in both France and the United States, Legrand won an Academy Award in Hollywood for the music to the film The Thomas Crown Affair.

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  • Legrand, Michel — (February 24, 1932, Paris, France )    The son of composer and bandleader Raymond Legrand (1908 1974), he entered the Paris Con­servatory at age eleven. Having graduated with a first prize for solfège the following year and a first prize for… …   Encyclopedia of French film directors

  • Legrand, Michel — • ЛЕГРА Н (Legrand) Мишель (р. 24.2.1932)    франц. композитор, пианист, актёр. Учился в Парижской консерватории (у Н. Буланже). Автор музыки к ф. реж.: Ж. Л. Годара Женщина есть женщина , Жить своей жизнью , Отдельная банда ; Ж. Деми Лола ,… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

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  • LeGrand — ist der Nachname von Antoine Legrand (1629 1699), Mönch, Missionar, Philosoph und Theologe Baptiste Alexis Victor Legrand, französischer Politiker, 1791 1848 Caroline Legrand, französische Sängerin François Legrand (* 1970), französischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Legrand Jazz — Album par Michel Legrand Sortie 1959 Enregistrement 25, 27 et 30 juin 1958 à New York City Durée 44:10 Genre Jazz Label P …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Michel Legrand — (links) Michel Legrand (* 24. Februar 1932 in Paris) ist ein französischer Komponist, Pianist, Sänger und Arrangeur, armenischer Herkunft. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Legrand — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Antoine Legrand (1629–1699), Mönch, Missionar, Philosoph und Theologe Baptiste Alexis Victor Legrand (1791–1848), französischer Ingenieur, Caroline Legrand (* 1970), französische Sängerin Christiane… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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