Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand

Composer, jazz pianist and conductor, the creator of the movie musical 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' and dance revue 'Girls of Rochefort ', film music, ballet
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind.More Michel Legrand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs to have a principal theme, I search for a melody.More Michel Legrand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To play piano is a significant part of my life, my existence. It fulfills a very physical & spiritual need for me.More Michel Legrand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I insist on a Steinway for my recordings, my concerts and my home. It is the only piano I want to hear my music played on.More Michel Legrand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs to have a principal theme, I search for a melody. I have a very strange melodic gift: melodies come to me effortlessly. So I write melodies-thirty, forty, fifty-then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide. That happened one time with Jacques Demy for the duo of the twins [in Les demoiselles de Rochefort]: I went to his house in Noirmoutier to play 35 possible themes for him.More Michel Legrand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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