Sad to say I’ve never heard of him. Unlike too many other FReepers I’m not bragging about my ignorance. RIP Mr Legrand.
One of the giants. RIP.
“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” is both charming and heartbreaking.
“The Windmills of My Mind” is a truly great piece of music. Legrand wrote wonderful, romantic music. It always brings a smile of enjoyment to my face.
Dusty Springfield covered “Windmills of Your Mind” in the 60s. A true classic!
About a year ago I added a section on movie music composers in my college Music Appreciation courses. I wish I had done it 20 years ago; the students relate to the movie music, and it has the serendipitous benefit of leading a number of them to watch classic movies.
RIP Monsieur LeGrande. You added artistic beauty to human life.
Remember his music in the original Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Truly one of the most memorable, attention-grabbing movie soundtracks I’ve ever heard. R.I.P.
One of the greats. His music reminds me of better times. RIP.
Michel Legrand and Phil Woods Quartet at Montreal Jazz Festival 2001, “Watch What Happens” Live performance 9:21
He wrote some great music. Off the beaten path from some of his film scores was “The Three Musketeers” from 1973. Great score that added a lot to the film.
Originally From ‘Best Friends’ 1982 Motion Picture Original Soundtrack
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Vocals: Patti Austin & James Ingram