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Michel Legrand & The Cinema

Legrand / Fiori / Foly / Onf / Pelchat / Segara
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101549  
Composer:  Michel Legrand
Performer:  Hélène SegaraMauranePatrick FioriLiane Foly,   ... 
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

THE BEST OF 50 YEARS FILM MUSIC BY MICHEL LEGRAND

It is difficult to pin the multi-talented Michel Legrand down into one single category. This amazingly versatile singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, conductor and producer has enjoyed a whirlwind career, excelling in an impressively broad range of domains from film soundtracks and French ‚chanson‘ to jazz and classical music.

An international star, who has won as much respect in the United States as he has in Europe, Legrand is an insatiable musician whose creativity and ambition appear to know no bounds. “Melody is the mistress of music”, he is fond of saying. Accompanied by the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Michel Legrand is going to prove it
Read more again tonight by giving us the pleasure of rediscovering, in their symphonic dress, his most beautiful film scores. And all of this together with the Quebec star Mario Pelchat and the kind participation of some of the big names in French song: Maurane, Liane Foly, Patrick Fiori and many surprise guests. For the programme for this evening, the composer has compiled a sumptuous panoramic traveling view, spanning over fifty years of “Legrandish” cinema, as the Americans like to say. Namely, an anthology of vibrant music written for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,

The Young Girls of Rochefort, Yentl and Ice Station Zebra. That’s not all. As the icing on the birthday cake, the maestro will provide us with a bunch of his most famous songs like Summer ‘42, The Windmills of my Heart and How long to die my Youth. A title that looks very much like a profession of faith.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Summer of '42: Excerpt(s) by Michel Legrand
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France
2.
Yentl: Excerpt(s) by Michel Legrand
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France
3.
The Thomas Crown Affair: Excerpt(s) by Michel Legrand
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France
4.
Les parapluies de Cherbourg: Excerpt(s) by Michel Legrand
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
5.
Work(s) by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Hélène Segara (Voice), Maurane (Voice), Patrick Fiori (Voice),
Liane Foly (Voice), Mario Pelchat (Voice)
Conductor:  Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France

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