Michel Legrand - Quotes

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Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs to have a principal theme, I search for a melody. ---->>>

I have a very strange melodic gift: melodies come to me effortlessly. ---->>>

I would listen to something on the radio and try to tap out the melody, then the harmonies. ---->>>

So I write melodies - thirty, forty, fifty - then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide. ---->>>

My father had left behind an old piano. My sister was already going to school, my mother was out working, and I stayed at home alone with my adorable grandmother who understood nothing I said. It was so boring that I stayed at the piano all day long, and that saved my life. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: 02-24, 1932
Birthplace: Bécon les Bruyères (Courbevoie), France
Occupation: Composer

Michel Legrand (born 24 February 1932) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand is a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many memorable songs. He is best known for his often haunting, jazz-tinged film music. His celebrated 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 (wikipedia)