R.I.P.: MAURICE JARRE


Film composer Maurice Jarre passes at age 84
Maurice Jarre, best known for his music on classic Hollywood films, has died in Los Angeles last sunday, March 29th. Jarre, who had been suffering from cancer, rose to prominence relatively late in life. His breakthrough came in 1962 when he wrote the score for Lawrence of Arabia, for he was awarded an Oscar. He won two further Oscars for Doctor Zhivago and A Passage to India, and composed music for more than 150 films. His scores enhanced the work of some of the film industry’s greatest directors – among others David Lean, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston and Luchino Visconti.

He also wrote symphonic music for theatre, ballet and television, including the 1970s mini-series Jesus of Nazarath. Jarre, who moved to the US in the 1960s, was married four times and is the father of Jean-Michel Jarre, a pioneer of electronic music. One of his final public appearances was at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, where he received a lifetime achievement award.

At the time, festival director Dieter Kosslick paid tribute to Jarre saying: “Film composers often are in the shadows of great directors and acting stars. “It’s different with Maurice Jarre – the music of Doctor Zhivago, like much of his work, is world-famous and remains unforgettable in cinema history.”

3 thoughts on “R.I.P.: MAURICE JARRE

  1. Pingback: UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: NOVEMBER 10 TO DECEMBER 29 2017 – ScoreTrack.net

  2. Pingback: UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: NOVEMBER 17 2017 TO JANUARY 5 2018 – ScoreTrack.net

  3. Pingback: UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: NOVEMBER 24 2017 TO JANUARY 12 2018 – ScoreTrack.net

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s