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Lara's Theme (Doctor Zhivago) (ver. 1) by Michel Legrand - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
While working on the soundtrack for Doctor Zhivago, Maurice Jarre was asked by director David Lean to come up with a theme for the character of Lara, played by Julie Christie. Initially Lean had desired to use a well-known Russian song but could not locate the rights to it, and delegated responsibility to Jarre. After several unsuccessful attempts at writing it, Lean suggested to Jarre that he go to the mountains with his girlfriend and write a piece of music for her. Jarre says that the resultant piece was "Lara's Theme", and Lean liked it well enough to use it in numerous tracks for the film. In editing Zhivago, Lean and producer Carlo Ponti reduced or outright cut many of the themes composed by Jarre; Jarre was angry because he felt that an over-reliance on "Lara's Theme" would ruin the soundtrack. Michel Legrand (born February 24; 1932 in Paris) is a French musical composer; arranger;.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Michel Legrand (born February 24; 1932 in Paris) is a French musical composer; arranger; conductor; and pianist of Armenian descent.Legrand has composed more than two hundred film and television scores; several musicals; and made well over a hundred albums. He has won three Oscars (out of 13 nominations); five Grammys; and has been nominated for an Emmy. He was twenty-two when his first album; I Love Paris; became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. He is a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist and an accomplished arranger and conductor who performs with orchestras all over the world. While working on the soundtrack for Doctor Zhivago, Maurice Jarre was asked by director David Lean to come up with a theme for the character of Lara, played by Julie Christie. Initially Lean had desired to use a well-known Russian song but could not locate the rights to it, and delegated responsibility to Jarre. After several unsuccessful attempts at writing it, Lean suggested to Jarre that he go to the mountains with his girlfriend and write a piece of music for her. Jarre says that the resultant piece was "Lara's Theme", and Lean liked it well.
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