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The Music of Michel Legrand


Download links and information about The Music of Michel Legrand by Michel Legrand. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:34:10 minutes.

Artist: Michel Legrand
Release date: 2011
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:34:10
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No. Title Length
1. Les parapluies de Cherbourg (Theme) [From "Les parapluies de Cherbourg"] 4:00
2. Concerto (From "Les demoiselles de Rochefort") 2:12
3. Once Upon a Summertime (La Valse des Lilas) 3:41
4. The Summer Knows (From "Summer of '42") 4:12
5. Di-Gue-Ding-Ding 3:09
6. Brian's Song (Theme) [From "Brian's Song"] 2:52
7. Dingo (Theme) [From "Dingo"] 4:15
8. I Was Born In Love With You (From "Wuthering Heights") 5:32
9. Gable and Lombard (Theme) [From "Gable and Lombard"] 4:56
10. Watch What Happens (From "Les parapluies de Cherbourg") 5:45
11. The Windmills of Your Mind (From "The Thomas Crown Affair") 4:34
12. Le Mans (Theme) [From "Le Mans"] 3:25
13. The Hunter (Theme) [From "The Hunter"] 5:06
14. Un parfum de fin du monde (From "Les uns et les autres") 4:20
15. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (From "The Happy Ending") 6:11
16. The Way He Makes Me Feel / Papa, Can You Hear Me? / A Piece of Sky (From "Yentl") 7:33
17. La Dauphin Oum (From "Oum Le Dauphin") 2:57
18. Maries de l'an 2 (From "The Scoundrel") 2:27
19. The Three Musketeers (Overture) [From "The Three Musketeers"] 8:08
20. Family Fugue 8:55



In October 2010, 78-year-old French film composer Michel Legrand traveled to Moscow to conduct his arrangements of highlights from his lengthy career in recorded performances by the Moscow Virtuosi, a group composed of members of various Moscow symphony and chamber orchestras. The result is the two-CD set, The Music of Michel Legrand, which demonstrates the composer's versatility in writing for films. It begins, naturally, with the theme from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), commonly known as "I Will Wait for You," which first gained international recognition for Legrand in the '60s. Also included, of course, are versions of music that won him his three Academy Awards, for the song "Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair and the scores of Summer of '42 and Yentl, as well as a treatment from the Emmy-winning score for the TV movie Brian's Song. Although Legrand has a light touch with symphonic themes, expressed notably in the lush "Gable and Lombard" and the throbbing, suspenseful "The Three Musketeers," along with a portion of "The Scoundrel" that sounds like it was borrowed from a Haydn symphony, the composer is also adept at bringing in elements of pop and jazz when called for. "Di Gue Ding Ding," for instance is a soft rock theme with an electric bass and rock drum set, while "Dingo" has a scatting vocalist and "Family Fugue" contains a lengthy jazz piano trio section. It was this mastery of styles that allowed Legrand to succeed as a Frenchman with one foot firmly planted in the Hollywood mainstream, and his music remains appealing in these suites and excerpts, effectively performed in 2010 under his baton.