Saturday 17 November:
Howard celebrates the life and work of French composer and conductor Maurice Jarre. Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. He composed the scores to all of Lean's films after scoring Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.
Maurice Jarre was a three time Academy Award winner, for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984) and he was Oscar nominated a total of eight times.
The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema.
The dramatic score by Maurice Jarre and the Super Panavision 70 cinematography by Freddie Young are also highly acclaimed.
The film depicts Lawrence's experiences in Arabia during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National Council. Its themes include Lawrence's emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war, his personal identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army and his newfound comrades within the Arabian desert tribes.
Maurice-Alexis Jarre (13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor. His son is the electronic composer Jean Michel Jarre.
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 since Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Other notable scores include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990).
Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Three of his compositions spent a total of 42 weeks on the UK singles chart; the biggest hit was "Somewhere My Love" (to his tune "Lara's Theme", with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) by the Michael Sammes Singers, which reached Number 14 in 1966 and spent 38 weeks on the chart.
Jarre was a three time Academy Award winner, for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984), all of which were directed by David Lean. He was Oscar nominated a total of eight times.
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Lawrence Of Arabia: Original Soundtrack Recording
|2. Main Title|
|4. Nefud Mirage|
|5. Rescue Of Gasim|
|6. Bringing Gasim Into Camp|
|7. Arrival At Auda's Camp|
|8. The Voice Of The Guns|
|9. In Whose Name Do You Ride?|
|10. Continuation Of The Miracle|
|11. Sun's Anvil|
|12. Lawrence And Body Guard|
|13. That Is The Desert|
|14. End Title|
Lawrence of Arabia(Overture) - Maurice Jarre
Lawrence de Arabia completa