Sunday Feb. 17th at 21:00 CET
Michel Jean Legrand (24 February 1932 – 26 January 2019) was a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand, who was of Armenian descent, was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls ofRochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and worked with Jean-Luc Godard, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Jean Cocteau and many more greats.