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Astrig Siranossian, Nathanaël Gouin, Daniel Barenboim - "Dear Mademoiselle": A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger (2020)

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Astrig Siranossian, Nathanaël Gouin, Daniel Barenboim - "Dear Mademoiselle": A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger (2020)

Astrig Siranossian, Nathanaël Gouin, Daniel Barenboim - "Dear Mademoiselle": A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 72:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 635 | Recorded: 2019

An emblematic figure of her time, Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) taught and inspired several generations of musicians, from Igor Stravinsky to Quincy Jones. Her musical and pedagogical philosophy, demanding yet highly stimulating, influenced the entire twentieth century. Astrig Siranossian, a rising star of the cello who now joins Alpha for several recordings, is fascinated by this musical personality whom everyone respectfully called ‘Mademoiselle’. She met some of her most illustrious students, including the late Michel Legrand, and Daniel Barenboim who has agreed to accompany her in a piece on the album. With the pianist Nathanaël Gouin, she has devised a very eclectic programme, including the three pieces for cello and piano written by Nadia Boulanger in 1915, three years before the death of her sister Lili.

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

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Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 170 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20031-0 | 00:31:42

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere CD release: "ODE TO BILLY JOE" Composed and Conducted by Michel Legrand. “Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge”. In 1967, Billie Joe jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge was one of the hottest topics of that summer, all over the world. The fact that it all had to do with a surprise number one hit song shows the power of great storytelling. Everyone was conjecturing what it was that was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge and why Billie Joe had killed himself. It became part of popular culture almost instantly. The song garnered eight Grammy nominations, winning three for Gentry and one for arranger Jimmie Haskell. Nine years later, Warner Bros. decided to turn the song into a feature film and hired author Herman Raucher (Summer of ’42) to do so. Max Baer, Jr. directed and produced the film – he was, at the time, best known for playing Jethro Bodine on the hit TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Young actors Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor were cast in the leads, along with Joan Hotchkiss, James Best (giving a sensitive and wonderful performance), and others. Raucher changed the spelling of Billie to Billy and his screenplay fleshed out the events of the song, and gave the audience the reason for Billy Joe’s jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Michel Legrand - Ice Station Zebra: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Limited Edition 2003

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Michel Legrand - Ice Station Zebra: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Limited Edition 2003

Michel Legrand - Ice Station Zebra: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Limited Edition 2003
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 428 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 211 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Film Score Monthly | # FSMCD Vol. 6, No. 2 | 01:19:20

Ice Station Zebra (1968) is a Cold War thriller following a U.S. submarine and its mysterious British passenger on a top-secret mission to the North Pole. Based on a novel by Alistair MacLean, the film features fine performances by Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine and an all-male supporting cast. The combination of realistic military protocol and high-adventure espionage—as well as groundbreaking special effects and production design—won the film many admirers, among them the late Howard Hughes. Michel Legrand was best-known for pop-based scores like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Thomas Crown Affair, but was no less creative and dynamic in the symphonic Hollywood idiom (The Three Musketeers). His score for Ice Station Zebra is at once epic yet also offbeat, with powerful main themes dressed in an intricate web of mystery and suspense. The film is first and foremost a military story, but in Legrand's hands it becomes almost like a Cold War ballet, with a polished, artistic sheen to its danger. Legrand himself provided the terrific orchestrations and conducted the 75-piece orchestra in a five-channel stereo recording.

Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (1964) 2CDs [Japanese SHM-CD 2017]

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Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (1964) 2CDs [Japanese SHM-CD 2017]

Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (1964) 2CDs [Japanese SHM-CD 2017]
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 497 Mb | MP3, CBR320 kbps ~ 202 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: Universal Music | # UICY-15611/2 | Time: 01:28:08
Soundtrack, Musical, French Pop, Easy Listening, Show Tunes, Jazz

Michel Legrand's abundantly lyrical soundtrack to Jacques Demy's 1964 movie musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg faithfully evokes the film's predominant theme of young love foiled by adult reality. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg's overriding melancholia finds a voice in two main melodic motifs Legrand uses throughout the soundtrack, the first from the Legrand jazz standard "Watch What Happens" and the second from his song "I Will Wait for You." Legrand's considerable arranging abilities are on display here as he works the recurring themes through a variety of settings: tragic duets cloaked in dramatic string passages, broken-down cabaret soliloquies, and even a tango piece à la Astor Piazzolla. A prevalent jazz waltz theme also seesaws its way through the score, providing a break from the gloom. As with his later Demy soundtrack, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Legrand does integrate jazz into the mix, but not in such pervasive fashion; occasional big-band outbursts and light jazz backgrounds ultimately take a back seat to Legrand's preferred chanson mode. Combining Debussy's opaque melodies and Richard Rodgers song economy, he transforms the whimsical French song of Piaf and Trenet into petite arias. For Legrand it comes down to the song, and there are plenty of good ones on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set

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Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set

Various Composers - Classic Cinema: Part 2 (2008) 3 CD Set
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 1.04 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 480 Mb | Scans included | 03:29:08
Soundtracks, Neo-Classical, Classical | Label: Sony BMG/Sony Classical | # 88697290382

2008 three CD collection of soundtracks from classic movies of our time. With a generous playing time of over three hours, this stunning set offers something for everyone: fromthe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Pirates of the Caribeean-Dead Man's Chest' and 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' to other orignial perfromances as heard in the classic films like, The Godfather, Cinema Paradiso, Taxi Drive, Jurassic Park, Edward Scissorhands to name but a few! Enjoy unforgettable movie themes from a wide range of famous composers from Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, John Barry and more.

John Barry, Don Walker, Stu Phillips, Michel Legrand - The Appointment: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969)

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John Barry, Don Walker, Stu Phillips, Michel Legrand - The Appointment: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969)

The Appointment: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969) [Limited Edition 2003]
music by John Barry, Don Walker, Stu Phillips, Michel Legrand

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 426 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:17:07
Soundtrack, Score, Neo-Romantic | Label: Film Score Monthly | # FSMCD Vol. 6, No. 11

The Appointment was a 1969 drama starring Omar Sharif as a lonely Italian attorney who romances and weds a beautiful model (Anouk Aimee)—all the while suspecting that she is a highly priced prostitute. Although directed by Sidney Lumet, The Appointment was a troubled production that led to its receiving three fully recorded scores by four composers. FSM's premiere release of the original soundtrack features selections from each—making for a rare and fascinating look at three different approaches for a single film.

Michel Legrand - The Essential Michel Legrand: Film Music Collection (2005) [Re-Up]

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Michel Legrand - The Essential Michel Legrand: Film Music Collection (2005) [Re-Up]

Michel Legrand - The Essential Michel Legrand: Film Music Collection (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 421 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans included
Soundtracks, Score, Easy Listening | Label: Silva America | # SILCD 1185 | 01:17:55

Reynold da Silva's Silva Screen Records has been constructing a series of "essential" collections of major film composers' scores usually by making new recordings of portions of those scores or compiling recordings previously made for other projects, most often employing the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. For this Michel Legrand album, the label has actually enlisted Legrand as conductor of the Flemish Radio Orchestra (whose contributions are not noted until you examine the CD booklet), with a few additional jazz musicians, plus Legrand himself on piano and (during the extended suite from The Go-Between) harpsichord. Still, these are new recordings, made in December 2004, and should not be confused with actual soundtrack recordings. Legrand oversees excerpts from some of his most popular scores, leaning heavily on the major themes, such as "I Will Wait for You" from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, "Theme from Summer of '42," and "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair.

Michel Legrand - Happy Radio Days (1998)

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Michel Legrand - Happy Radio Days (1998)

Michel Legrand - Happy Radio Days (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Erato / Comp Music, 3984-21809-2 | Ukraine | ~ 346 or 164 Mb | Scans(jpg) Included
Jazz / Classical / Stage & Screen | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 275 Mb

Born in 1931, Michel Legrand, who is best-known as a film score composer, was in his late teens and early '20s in the decade following World War II as he divided his time between classical studies and playing jazz piano in Paris nightclubs. Obviously, he remembers the era well, and on this album he has arranged a series of songs from the period, with a few dating back to the 1930s, though he may have known them from hit versions in the '50s, such as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."…

VA - Jazz A Cinecitta (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 10/2004]

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VA -  Jazz A Cinecitta (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 10/2004]

Various Artists - Jazz A Cinecittà (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 548 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Label: Musica Jazz | # MJCD 1160 (MJ Magazine 10/2004) | Time: 01:15:53
Big Band, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Orchestral Jazz, Soundtracks

Jazz music from great italian movies composed by the famous film composers Piero Umiliani, Piero Piccioni Armando Trovaioli, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, Manuel De Sica, Benedetto Ghiglia and Goffredo Petrassi as well as pioneering musicians such as Giorgio Gaslini, Chet Baker, here are some of the earliest jazz soundtracks that emerged from the golden age of 'Commedia All'Italiana' through to cult experimental cinema.

Stan Getz with Michel Legrand & His Orchestra - Communications '72 (1972) [Reissue 2007]

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Stan Getz with Michel Legrand & His Orchestra - Communications '72 (1972) [Reissue 2007]

Stan Getz with Michel Legrand & His Orchestra - Communications '72 (1972) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (984 635-7)

Featuring compositions and arrangements by film composer and jazz buff Michel Legrand, Stan Getz's Communications '72 is one in a long line of strings-and-voices albums the tenor saxophonist recorded. Starting with a Gunther Schuller-arranged session from 1955, Getz produced some impressive work in this context, with the incredible Eddie Sauter collaboration Focus standing out in particular. And even in the midst of some not-so-incredible backing on a few sets, Getz always comes up with impeccable solo statements. For his part, Legrand strikes an expert balance here among jazz combo, strings, and chorus, but the frenetic Swingle Singers-style choral parts don't always come off. While overpowering Getz on the otherwise lovely "Redemption," the vocal interjections sound too overarching in their mix of avant-garde and straightforward phrasing on "Outhouse Blues" and "Bonjour Tristesse"…

Barbra Streisand & Michel Legrand - Yentl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) [Re-Up]

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Barbra Streisand & Michel Legrand - Yentl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) [Re-Up]

Barbra Streisand & Michel Legrand - Yentl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 251 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 110 Mb
Label: Columbia | # CK 39152 | Time: 00:47:21 | Covers included
Soundtrack, Adult Contemporary, Standards, Traditional Pop

Billed as both a Barbra Streisand album and as an original motion picture soundtrack, Yentl contains the songs, sung by Streisand and written by Michel Legrand and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, that the character played by Streisand sings as internal monologues in the film, sometimes with spoken dialogue interspersed. (The album is filled out by "studio versions" of two of the songs, "The Way He Makes Me Feel" and "No Matter What Happens," played on contemporary electronic instruments, rather than in the orchestral settings used for the rest of the songs.) With such a thematic base, the music has an unusual consistency, and written specifically for Streisand, it makes use of her emotional expressiveness, phrasing, and timing as a singer. But it was also written as a complement to the film and on its own comes across as a group of isolated musical plot highlights rather than as a coherent song cycle. (Yentl won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.)

Michel Legrand - Summer Of '42: Original Motion Picture Score (1971) CD release 2005 [Re-Up]

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Michel Legrand - Summer Of '42: Original Motion Picture Score (1971) CD release 2005 [Re-Up]

Michel Legrand - Summer Of '42: Original Motion Picture Score (1971) CD release 2005
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 265 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: DRG Records | # DRGCD19076 | Time: 00:36:14

First time on CD. Composed & Conduted by the legendary Legrand including his "Picasso Suite". This nostalgic coming-into-manhood fantasy features a gorgeous Oscar-winning score by Michel Legrand ("Yentl", "The Thomas Crown Affair"). Director Robert Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird) evokes the period with double-dip ice cream cones, paddleball, saddle shoes, packages of Fels Naptha and the mist of memory in which the hero's thoughts are enwrapped. Herman Raucher's screenplay is a discerning and appreciative translation of one boy's trip along a trajectory of psychological and sexual change.

Kaori Muraji - Lumieres (2006)

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Kaori Muraji - Lumieres (2006)

Kaori Muraji - Lumières (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 7651 DH | Time: 01:01:41

'Lumieres' marks the first UK release for this critically acclaimed performer, exclusively signed to Decca. The album showcases Muraji's distinct guitar arrangements of magnificent piano standards such as Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No.1 and Gymnopédie No.3, Ravel's Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte and The Summer Knows by the famous film composer Michel Legrand, all of which convey themselves as original guitar repertoire. Muraji's core repertoire is reflected with the inclusion of Pierre de Breville's Fantaisie Pour Guitare, and the prolific Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu's Water Color Scalor. She also plays homage to one of the guiding lights of the guitar, Roland Dyens, with her version of Suade No.3. The result is an album of imagination and originality- an innovator interpreting innovators.

Michel Legrand & Noel Harrison: The Thomas Crown Affair - Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Expanded 2014

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Michel Legrand & Noel Harrison: The Thomas Crown Affair - Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Expanded 2014

Michel Legrand, Noel Harrison: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Expanded Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack, Limited Edition 2014

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 419 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Quartet | # QR158 | 01:10:29

Quartet Records and MGM are proud to present the world premiere release of Michel Legrand’s complete original soundtrack from the highly sophisticated 1968 thriller The Thomas Crown Affair, the story of a Boston millionaire who puts together an insurance scam by committing holdups against himself. Brilliantly directed by Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heat of the Night, The Cincinnati Kid), and starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, the film enjoyed great critical and commercial success and has become an icon of sixties style—known for its agile and surprising editing (by Hal Ashby), Pablo Ferro’s designs, the hot chemistry between Dunaway and McQueen, the costumes, and, of course, the music. Having just moved to Los Angeles after the success of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Michel Legrand (The Young Girls of Rochefort, Summer of ’42, Yentl, Never Say Never Again), infused his music with a new, fresh and never-before-heard style, mixing influences of jazz, pop, Baroque and Stravinsky. It was sophisticated and chic—and worked perfectly with the film.

Nana Mouskouri - Quand on s’aime: Tribute to Michel Legrand (2019)

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Nana Mouskouri - Quand on s’aime: Tribute to Michel Legrand (2019)

Nana Mouskouri - Quand on s’aime: Tribute to Michel Legrand (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 721 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 297 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:57:16
Pop, Chanson, Vocal Jazz | Label: Mercury Records, Wrasse Records

This Tribute is a poetic voyage, a secret garden in which blooms more than fifty years of two immense musical careers. Use it to remember, to retrace their paths. “Walk in the rain, take tea at midnight, walk on the sea, dance around the earth, swing in the air.” And never forget that yes, you really can “do anything when you love each other.” A 2 CD 34 track homage to a wonderful musical relationship.