The French composer and triple Oscar winner Michel Legrand is dead. According to the news Agency AFP and other French media, citing his press Secretary reported, died of his film music famous Legrand in the night on Saturday at the age of 86 in Paris.
“He was one of the greatest French musician and composer, and one of the most famous creators of film music in the world,” said the head of state, Emmanuel Macron. Legrand have worked together with greats such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Charles Trenet, or the chanson singer Édith Piaf.
The love for music was put Legrand in the cradle: in 1932, as the son of an orchestra conductor born in Paris, he studied later at the Conservatoire with Nadia Boulanger. Among his best known Works is the music to “The umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964) with the young Catherine Deneuve. The Musical Film was awarded the Palme d’or at the Festival in Cannes and five Oscar-nominated.
For the Song “The Windmills of Your Mind” to the Film “the Thomas Crown is not believe” (1968) with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, and the soundtrack to “summer of ’42” (1971) and “Yentl” (1984) with Barbra Streisand, the Frenchman won the Oscar. His passion for Jazz led him about with Miles Davis, in the classical field, he worked with the Opera singer Jessye Norman.