In this recording, the living legend Michel Legrand performs some of his most famous music – Yentl, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, The Three Musketeers, Summer Of '42, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, Never Say Never Again, Dingo, Edith, Ray's Blues, Rupture, and much more!
The great film music composer Michel Legrand's distinguished career spans half a century and over 200 films. He has many talents up his sleeve, from singer, jazz-pianist, and songwriter to conductor, actor, screenwriter, and film director, and has received 3 Oscars and 5 Grammys! Not many composers can claim to have written for both Edith Piaf and James Bond—and it is precisely this fusion of European Romanticism and Hollywood dynamism that has made Legrand one of greatest names in film music composition. He has worked with many of the greatest artists of the 20th century—Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Barbra Streisand, Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles—and collaborated with both French film directors like Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol and Hollywood magnates like Clint Eastwood and Orson Welles. Highly regarded in both Europe and the United States, his creativity and ambition appear to know no bounds.