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 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

A shocking omission is Jacques Offenbach!

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

A shocking omission is Jacques Offenbach!

And also Charles-Marie Widor, Luis Vierne, Alexandre Guilmant and Jacques Ibert

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2013 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

my votes:

1) Maurice Jarre (I have more than 200 CDs)
2) Georges Delerue (38 CDs)
3) Michel Legrand (10 CDs)
4) Francis Lai (06 CDs)
5) Philippe Sarde (04 CDs)

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2013 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I own music from these French Film composers.

Maurice Jarre – 28 – on the lookout for many more purchases
Georges Delerue – 26 although I’ll be unloading most of these (down to about 5 or 6)
François de Roubaix – 20 – hoping for more releases
Philippe Sarde – 20 – looking to get more of his scores as well
Vladimir Cosma 17 CD set – looking to purchase the second box set
Michel Legrand – 12 – looking for more
Michel Magne – 10 – would buy more
Georges Auric – 6 – would buy many more
Michel Colombier – 6 – but would buy many more
Alexandre Desplat - 5 – had almost twenty at one point, but I dumped all but 5 of them
Claude Bolling – 4 - would buy many more
Jacques Loussier – 3 – but would buy many more
Eric DeMarsan – 3 – but would buy many more
Georges Garvarentz – 2 – but would buy many more
Antoine Duhamel – 2 – but I’d love to hear more
Pierre Jansen – 2 – would buy more
Jean Prodomides - 2 - would definitely buy more
Bruno Alexiu – 1 – but would buy many more
Francis Lai – 1 – intrigued. Would buy more

The order of the list does not reflect who my favourites are. I’m still mulling that over. Thanks for all the suggestions.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2013 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 18, 2013 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

my votes:

1) Maurice Jarre (I have more than 200 CDs)
2) Georges Delerue (38 CDs)
3) Michel Legrand (10 CDs)
4) Francis Lai (06 CDs)
5) Philippe Sarde (04 CDs)


200+ Jarre CD's? Pah! I have far more Sarde and Legrand CD's than you have. razz

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

my votes:

1) Maurice Jarre (I have more than 200 CDs)
2) Georges Delerue (38 CDs)
3) Michel Legrand (10 CDs)
4) Francis Lai (06 CDs)
5) Philippe Sarde (04 CDs)


200+ Jarre CD's? Pah! I have far more Sarde and Legrand CD's than you have. razz


about Maurice Jarre that is my favorite composer and I have some small follies: I have some CDs with different covers, I have LP's, EP's, Singles and I have movies on DVD and Blu-ray that he have composed the music.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

my votes:

1) Maurice Jarre (I have more than 200 CDs)
2) Georges Delerue (38 CDs)
3) Michel Legrand (10 CDs)
4) Francis Lai (06 CDs)
5) Philippe Sarde (04 CDs)


200+ Jarre CD's? Pah! I have far more Sarde and Legrand CD's than you have. razz


about Maurice Jarre that is my favorite composer and I have some small follies: I have some CDs with different covers (I have all CDs released of Jarre), I have LP's, EP's, Singles and I have movies on DVD and Blu-ray that he have composed the music.

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Jean-Michel Jarre
Deep Forest (Eric Mouquet/Michel Sanchez)
Air
Maurice Jarre
Michel Colombier

Came to think about it, I haven't really got too much French in my collection.

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Pierre Jansen – 2 – would buy more

Hey, A&C.

Did you ever acquire the 2012 Saimel release of Les Biches?
I am assuming the 2 albums you mention are the Universal France compilation on Chabrol/Jansen and the recent issue of La Dentelliere ... but correct me if I'm wrong.

More importantly, though, you seem to have zero albums by Jean Prodromides!?
Did not you get any of the Disques Cinemusique albums of Prodromides' music?

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Pierre Jansen – 2 – would buy more

Hey, A&C.

Did you ever acquire the 2012 Saimel release of Les Biches?
I am assuming the 2 albums you mention are the Universal France compilation on Chabrol/Jansen and the recent issue of La Dentelliere ... but correct me if I'm wrong.

More importantly, though, you seem to have zero albums by Jean Prodromides!?
Did not you get any of the Disques Cinemusique albums of Prodromides' music?


Hi Mr. Tone,

What a strange omission on my part. Of course I have the the two Cinémusique Prodomides CDs. In fact, Voyage en Ballon is a long time favourite of mine as is Danton. I believe the term is proper composer.

And you assume right re: the two Universal France Jansen CDs. Alas, I don't yet have Les Biches, but I will definitely be acquiring it soon.

Edit: and I have not yet secured La Dentellière, but a local friend has let me listen to his copy. I found the scores interesting, but the photos of Isabelle Huppert are worth the price of the CD alone. Vavavavoom!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Am I the only person to have mentioned a female composer?

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Am I the only person to have mentioned a female composer?

Am I the only person to have mentionned Jacques Loussier? eek

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   Talos   (Member)

+ 1 Frederic Talgorn!!!

For those who don't know him... listen to this! Just a tiny sample what this man is able to compose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lOQvqkyP30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF8YK7Fx1zw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25YqHh42Ct4

I would say let this man score a major intelligent sci fi pic.

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

+ 1 Frederic Talgorn!!!

...

I would say let this man score a major intelligent sci fi pic.


Interesting sounding samples.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2013 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Am I the only person to have mentioned a female composer?

Am I the only person to have mentionned Jacques Loussier? eek


Perhaps because not enough soundtracks are available? Apart from the FSM release and the two LP to CD from Harket, which are all from non-French movies, I can only find very incomplete soundtracks on compilations.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Perhaps because not enough soundtracks are available? Apart from the FSM release and the two LP to CD from Harket, which are all from non-French movies, I can only find very incomplete soundtracks on compilations.

Unfortunate but true. Notheless, this Loussier compilation is a must have for lovers of fine French film music as it reveals the depth and the breadth of Loussier's singular voice.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)


Georges Delerue – 26 although I’ll be unloading most of these (down to about 5 or 6)


Which 5 or 6 sleeping pills - eh, I mean - Delerue albums will A&C be retaining? smile

(if you don't mind my asking)

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)


Georges Delerue – 26 although I’ll be unloading most of these (down to about 5 or 6)

Which 5 or 6 sleeping pills - eh, I mean - Delerue albums will A&C be retaining? smile

(if you don't mind my asking)


I'll be going through them carefully, giving them a last spin to see if they register. Off the top of my head I can say that I will be keeping The King of Hearts, the wonderfully produced That Man from Rio (Kritzerland of course), The Black Stallion Returns, Crimes of the Heart and possibly Our Mother's House. The rest I will have to ponder.

To be fair, Delerue was an immensely talented fellow, blessed with a tremendous gift, but alas very little of his oeuvre registers with me, leaving me quite puzzled every time I hear or read raving reviews of his music. Some people feel the same way about Bartok, Ligeti or Penderecki I guess. Different strokes...

The real challenge will be finding good homes for these CDs. wink

Edit: and Something Wicked this Way Comes as well as The London Sessions volume 3 (kindly given to me by a fellow FSMer).

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Anyone here purchase a copy of Quai D'Orsay? I'm thinking of buying it and I'd appreciate a second opinion.

Thanks

Edit: Compiling my top ten list. Not an easy task.

 
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