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Lalo Schifrin Boris Boris Claudio Schifrin , actually: (Buenos Aires21 June 1932) is an Argentine composerpianist and conductor of both serious music as jazz. He enjoys worldwide fame for his title music of the TV series Mission: Impossible and other songs such as those for the film Dirty Harry .

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[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

Schifrin got piano lessons at the age of six by Enrique Barenboim, the father of the well-known conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. In his youth he improved his skills as a pupil of Andreas Karalis and Juan-Carlos Paz. At the same time, he was also excited for jazz. From 1950, he studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in Paris under Olivier Messiaen and others, Charles Koechlin. He financed his studies by in Parisian nightclubs to act as a jazz pianist.

Back in Argentina, he founded a jazz orchestra. In 1956 he became known with Dizzy Gillespie , for whose Orchestra he composed the Suite Gillespiana . After the removal of the Big-Band he joined in 1960 to the new Quintet by Dizzy Gillespie as an arranger and pianist. He remained with this ensemble until 1964. He worked as a pianist also contributed to the recording of Ástor Piazzollas tango album Concerto for bandoneón and Orchestra. Other greats with whom he worked were together when Sarah VaughanElla FitzgeraldStan GetzCount Basie and Quincy Jones.

In 1963 he received an offer of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) the music for the film to compose Rhino! . It was the first of more than 100 compositions, which he composed film music. In the United States he has become best known through his music for tv-series.

In 1986 he carried out together with the Glendale Symphony Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl with great success its Salute to the Statue of Liberty on.

From 1987 to 1992 he was Chief conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Paris. From 1989 to 1995 he was Music Director of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra. He was also guest conductor with leading orchestras of the world, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, theLos Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Saint Luke, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Argentina, the симфонический оркестр Государственный Грузии (Georgia State Symphony Orchestra), the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva.

Schifrin gives worldwide concerts with jazz performers along with Symphonyorchestras and is a promoter of the fusion of jazz and symphonic music.

Composition[Edit]Edit

Works for Orchestra[Edit]Edit

  • 1968 Rev.1998 Sinfonia Concertante, for violin, cello and Orchestra
  • 1980 Invocations, for Orchestra
  • 1983 Tropicos, for Orchestra
  • 1985 Concerto No. 1, for piano and Orchestra
  • 1986 Concerto, for double bass and Orchestra
  • 1986 Statue of Liberty: A Symphonic Celebration, for Orchestra
  • 1986 Three Tangos, for flute, harp and String Orchestra
  • 1987 Pan American Games Overture
  • 1988 Dances Concertantes, for clarinet and Orchestra
  • 1990 Impresiones: Fantasy, for trumpet and Orchestra
    1. El Poeta
    2. La Campana
    3. La Voz
    4. El Rio
    5. Chacona
    6. La Ciudad de Fiesta
  • 1991 Concerto No. 2 "The Americas", for piano and Orchestra
    1. Blues
    2. Tango
    3. Carnival
  • 1993 Symphony No. 1: Liliuokalani, for children's choir and large Orchestra (tribute and memory of the last Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii)
  • 1995 Final for the "Pan American Games"
  • 1995 Sourwood Hill Symphonic Variations, for Orchestra
  • 1996 Concierto Caribeño, for flute and Orchestra
    1. Allegro
    2. Andantino
    3. Allegro molto vivace
  • 1997 Sinfonia Concertante, for guitar and Orchestra
  • 1997 Tango Barbaro, for piano, 4 bandoneon and strings
  • Tango del Atardecer1997 for bandoneon and Orchestra
  • 1998 Capriccio, for clarinet and strings
  • 1998 Divertimento, for cello ensemble (8 cellos, or 16 cellos etc.)
    1. Allegro Vivace
    2. Andante con Moto
    3. Allegro Molto Vivace
  • 2000 Jazz and Blues Variations: A Symphonic Celebration, for Orchestra
  • 2001 Symphonic Impressions of Oman
  • Concertofor guitar and Orchestra
  • Pulsations
  • Resonances
  • Tropicos

Works for wind Orchestra[Edit]Edit

  • 1961 Concertfor trumpet and concert band

Work for jazz orchestra or ensemble[Edit]Edit

  • The new continent ( 1962 premiere during the 1962 Monterey Jazz Festival)
  • Gillespiana

Masses and sacred music[Edit]Edit

  • 1991 Jazz Mass, for mixed choir, jazz-quintet and wind Orchestra
  • 1996 Psalms, for 2 Sopranos, mezzo soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir and Orchestra

Work for choirs[Edit]Edit

  • 1992 Cantares Argentinos, for mixed choir, 2 flutes (also: piccolo), Oboe, cor anglais, 2 Clarinets, bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 3 percussionists, piano, harp and double bass-text: by the composer
    1. Angeles Llegan
    2. El Inca de Tucuman
    3. El Gaucho Cubillos
    4. Ofertorio Galante
    5. Coplas de Carnaval
  • 1997 La Represion, for female choir and Orchestra

Vocal music[Edit]Edit

  • 1987 Cantos Aztecas, for soprano, Alto, tenor, bass, mixed choir and Orchestra
    1. Amoxalco Pehua Cuica (Canto de Primavera)
    2. Ye Tocuie Toxochiuh (La Vida Es un Sueûo)
    3. Chalchihuitl (Canto de Guerra)
    4. Al Dios de la Noche
    5. + Eres T el Verdadero Dios?
    6. Dejemos al Menos Cantos

Chamber Music[Edit]Edit

  • 1984 Central Park Variationsfor clarinet and piano
  • 1987 La Nouvelle Orleans, for wind quintet
  • 2005 Letters from Argentina, for clarinet. violin, bandoneon, percussion, double bass and piano

Works for guitar[Edit]Edit

  • 1986 Romerias, for guitar solo
    1. Tango
    2. Canto
    3. Danza
    4. Mascarada
    5. Blues
    6. False
    7. Fantasia-Impromptu
    8. Habanera
    9. Malambo

Works for percussion[Edit]Edit

  • 1997 Tango Para Percusion

Work for tv-series[Edit]Edit

  • 1965 "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
  • 1966 "t.h.e. Cat"
  • 1966 "National Geographic Specials"
  • 1966 The Making of a President: 1964
  • 1966-1973 Mission: Impossible
  • 1967-1972 Mannix
  • 1968-1969 "The Big Valley"
  • 1969 Medical Center
  • 1970 The Mask of Sheba
  • Petrocelli 1974
  • 1975 Starsky and Hutch

Film Music[Edit]Edit

  • 1957 The Venetian Affair
  • 1957 Venga a bailar el rock
  • 1958 El Jefe
  • 1964 Rhino!
  • 1964 Les Félins
  • 1964 See How They Run
  • 1965 Once a Thief
  • 1965 Dark Intruder
  • 1965 Cincinnati Kid
  • 1965 The Liquidator
  • 1966 "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre"
  • 1966 "Jericho"
  • 1966 Way ... Way Out
  • Murderers ' Row 1966
  • 1966 I Deal in Danger
  • Cool Hand Luke 1967
  • 1967 who's Minding the Mint?
  • The Fox 1967
  • 1967 The President's Analyst
  • Bullitt 1968
  • 1968 Hell in the Pacific
  • 1968 Coogan's Bluff
  • Sol Madrid 1968
  • 1968 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
  • 1968 The Brotherhood
  • 1969 Eye of the Cat
  • 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You
  • Kelly's Heroes 1970
  • 1970 WUSA
  • 1970 Image
  • The Aquarians 1970
  • 1970 I Love My Wife
  • THX 1138 1971
  • Dirty Harry 1971
  • 1971 The Beguiled
  • 1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row
  • 1971 Mrs. Pollifax-Spy
  • 1971 The Hellstrom Chronicle
  • 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
  • 1972 "Night Gallery"
  • Prime Cut 1972
  • The Wrath of God 1972
  • 1972 Joe Kidd
  • 1972 "The Sixth Sense"
  • 1972 Rage
  • The Neptune Factor 1973
  • 1973 Enter the Dragon
  • 1973 Dirty Harry II – Callahan
  • 1973 Charley Varrick
  • 1973 Harry in Your Pocket
  • Magnum Force 1973
  • 1974 Up from the Ape
  • 1974 Man on a Swing
  • 1974 Golden Needles
  • 1974 The Four Musketeers
  • 1974 "Planet of the Apes"
  • 1975 The Master Gunfighter
  • The Eagle Has Landed 1976
  • 1976 Sky Riders
  • 1976 Special Delivery
  • 1976 St. Ives
  • 1976 Voyage of the Damned
  • 1977 Roller coaster
  • 1977 Day of the Animals
  • 1978 Return from Witch Mountain
  • 1978 The Manitou
  • 1978 Nunzio
  • 1978 The Cat from Outer Space
  • 1979 Amityville Horror
  • 1979 Escape to Athena
  • 1979 The Concorde: Airport ' 79
  • 1980 The Nude Bomb
  • 1980 When Time Ran Out
  • 1980 Brubaker
  • 1980 The Big Brawl
  • 1980 The Competition
  • 1981 loophole
  • Caveman 1981
  • 1981 Los Viernes de la eternidad
  • 1981 La Pelle
  • 1982 The Seduction
  • 1982 A Stranger Is Watching
  • 1982 Amityville II: The Possession
  • 1983 The Sting II
  • 1983 Sudden Impact
  • 1983 Doctor Detroit
  • 1983 The Osterman Weekend
  • Tank 1984
  • 1985 The New Kids
  • The Mean Season 1985
  • 1985 A.D.-Anno Domini
  • 1985 Bad Medicine
  • 1986 Black Moon Rising
  • Beverly Hills Madam 1986
  • 1986 Kung Fu: The Movie
  • Triplecross 1986
  • 1986 The Ladies Club
  • Sparky's Magic Piano 1987
  • The Fourth Protocol 1987
  • 1987 Out on a Limb
  • 1988 The Silence at Bethany
  • 1988 Shakedown on the Sunset Strip
  • The Dead Pool 1988
  • Berlín Blues 1988
  • 1989 The Neon Empire
  • Original Sin 1989
  • 1989 Return from the River Kwai
  • Face to Face 1990
  • 1991 F/X 2
  • 1991 "A Woman Named Jackie"
  • 1991 El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes
  • 1993 "Danger Theatre"
  • 1993 The Beverly Hillbillies
  • 1995 Manhattan Merengue!
  • Scorpion Spring 1996
  • Money Talks 1997
  • Something to Believe In 1997
  • 1998 Tango
  • Rush Hour 1998
  • 2000 Long shot
  • 2001 Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Tour
  • 2001 Culture Clash: West Meets East
  • 2001 Rush Hour 2
  • Tom the Cat 2002
  • Bringing Down the House 2003
  • Biyik 2004
  • 2004 After the Sunset
  • 2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Abominable 2006
  • Rush Hour 3 2007
  • 2008 Sweetwater
  • 2008 Love and Virtue

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