Maurice Jarre

French composer and conductor (1924-2009)

Maurice-Alexis Jarre (French: [ʒaʁ]; 13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009)[1][2][3] was a French composer and conductor. He composed the movie scores for Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Dr. Zhivago. He also worked on The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Lion of the Desert (1981), Witness (1985), Fatal Attraction (1987), and Ghost (1990).

Maurice Jarre
Born(1924-09-13)13 September 1924
Lyon, France
Died28 March 2009(2009-03-28) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor
Years active1958–2001

Jarre won three Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award.

Influences change

Jarre stated composers like Arthur Honegger, Franz Waxman, Miklós Róza, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Richard Strauss as influences.

References change

  1. McLellan, Dennis (March 31, 2009). "Maurice Jarre dies at 84; composer for 'Lawrence of Arabia'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  2. Weber, Bruce (March 31, 2009). "Maurice Jarre, Hollywood Composer, Dies at 84". The New York Times. Retrieved March 31, 2009.
  3. allmusic Biography