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Michel Legrand

Michel Jean Legrand (French pronunciation: ​[miʃɛl ləɡʁɑ̃]; 24 February 1932 – 26 January 2019) was a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

Birth and Death Data: Born February 24th, 1932 (20th arrondissement of Paris), Died January 26th, 2019 (Neuilly-sur-Seine)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor, performer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 119879 2/19/1968 Pretty Polly Michel Legrand performer  
Decca L 14737 11/1/1967 Main title Pretty Polly Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14738 11/1/1967 A matter of innocence Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14739 11/1/1967 Lovers on the shore Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14740 11/1/1967 The race is to the swift Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14741 11/1/1967 End title Pretty Polly Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14742 11/1/1967 Double or nothing Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14743 11/2/1967 Singapore swing Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14744 11/2/1967 Goodbye Mr. Critch Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14745 11/2/1967 The beautiful transformation Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14746 11/2/1967 The ladies of Bugis Street Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14747 11/2/1967 Bugis Street, where old friends meet Matt Monro composer, conductor  
Decca L 14860 2/14/1968 Pretty Polly Michel Legrand performer  
Decca L 14861 2/14/1968 The race is to the swift Michel Legrand performer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Legrand, Michel," accessed December 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205750.

Legrand, Michel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205750.

"Legrand, Michel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205750

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