Maurice Jarre

1924 - 2009

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Maurice-Alexis Jarre (French: [ʒaʁ]; 13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor. Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia (1962) to A Passage to India (1984). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Jarre has received more than 996,235 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Maurice Jarre is the 133rd most popular composer (up from 141st in 2019), the 557th most popular biography from France (up from 605th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular French Composer.

Maurice Jarre is most famous for his work on the soundtrack for the film Lawrence of Arabia.

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Among composers, Maurice Jarre ranks 133 out of 1,228Before him are Pierre Boulez, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Carl Nielsen, Max Bruch, Gregorio Allegri, and Daniel Auber. After him are Paul Dukas, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel de Falla, and Iannis Xenakis.

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Among people born in 1924, Maurice Jarre ranks 21Before him are Jacques Le Goff, Black Dahlia, Lauren Bacall, Paul Feyerabend, Ramiz Alia, and Benny Hill. After him are Henry Mancini, Sergei Parajanov, Lys Assia, Sidney Lumet, Mário Soares, and Ezer Weizman. Among people deceased in 2009, Maurice Jarre ranks 11Before him are Pina Bausch, Paul Samuelson, David Carradine, Roh Moo-hyun, Aage Bohr, and Millvina Dean. After him are Farrah Fawcett, Ted Kennedy, Corazon Aquino, Les Paul, Robert McNamara, and Mercedes Sosa.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Jarre ranks 557 out of 5,234Before him are William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), Suger (1080), Carloman I (751), Alain Resnais (1922), Karl Brandt (1904), and Luc Besson (1959). After him are Paul Dukas (1865), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Jules Michelet (1798), and Joseph Joffre (1852).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Maurice Jarre ranks 23Before him are Léo Delibes (1836), Francis Poulenc (1899), Arthur Honegger (1892), Pérotin (1160), Pierre Boulez (1925), and Daniel Auber (1782). After him are Paul Dukas (1865), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Darius Milhaud (1892), Léonin (1135), Michel Legrand (1932), and Marin Marais (1656).