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Maurice Jarre

1924 - 2009

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Maurice-Alexis Jarre (French pronunciation: [mɔʁis alɛksi 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 1,316,152 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Maurice Jarre is the 132nd most popular composer (up from 133rd in 2019), the 586th most popular biography from France (down from 556th in 2019) and the 22nd 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 132 out of 1,216Before him are Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carl Nielsen, Johannes Ockeghem, Paul Dukas, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. After him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Iannis Xenakis, César Cui, Emmerich Kálmán, Pierre Boulez, and Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.

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Among people born in 1924, Maurice Jarre ranks 21Before him are Black Dahlia, Benoit Mandelbrot, Süleyman Demirel, Paul Feyerabend, Lauren Bacall, and Ramiz Alia. After him are Sergei Parajanov, Henry Mancini, Mário Soares, Willard Boyle, Sidney Lumet, and Georges Charpak. Among people deceased in 2009, Maurice Jarre ranks 10Before him are Kim Dae-jung, Paul Samuelson, Pina Bausch, Roh Moo-hyun, David Carradine, and Aage Bohr. After him are Millvina Dean, Farrah Fawcett, Mercedes Sosa, Ted Kennedy, Omar Bongo, and Les Paul.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Jarre ranks 586 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Richard (1934), René Lacoste (1904), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), Jacques Monod (1910), Robert Bresson (1901), and Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394). After him are Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Charles de Foucauld (1858), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), Thomas Bangalter (1), Pope Nicholas II (990), and Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Maurice Jarre ranks 22Before him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Francis Poulenc (1899), Adolphe Adam (1803), Arthur Honegger (1892), Pérotin (1160), and Paul Dukas (1865). After him are Pierre Boulez (1925), Michel Legrand (1932), Léonin (1135), Daniel Auber (1782), Darius Milhaud (1892), and Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760).