Georges Delerue

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Composer Georges Delerue wrote extraordinarily lovely music for many films. With a knack for lilting waltzes and touching love themes, Delerue is closely associated with the French "New Wave" cinema of the 1960s. He composed scores for Truffaut's "Jules and Jim," Godard's "Contempt," and many other films. Host David Garland presents a range of Delerue's mellifluous music.


Playlist

Georges Delerue - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (Two English Girls) (1971) - Anne Et Claude Au Musee, Muriel Et Claude - Hortensia

Georges Delerue - Viva Maria! - Generique - Philips

Georges Delerue - Our Mother's House - Main Title - Film Score Monthly

Georges Delerue - King of Hearts (1966) - suite - United Artists

Georges Delerue - Shoot the Piano Player - Charlie - Universal

Georges Delerue - Jules & Jim - Suite - Universal

Georges Delerue - LE MEPRIS (Contempt) - Theme de Camille - BMG Victor

Georges Delerue - Amazing Stories: The Doll - Intrada

Georges Delerue - Amazing Stories: Without Diana/George In The Doorway/ Diana's Story - Intrada

Georges Delerue - La Reine Blanche - Les Petits Ballons - Polydor

Georges Delerue - A Little Romance - The Young Lovers - Varese Sarabande

Georges Delerue - A Walk With Love and Death (1969) - Main Titles/Heron's Journey - Intrada

Georges Delerue - That Man From Rio - Cue 31 - Kritzerland

Georges Delerue - Day of the Dolphin (1974) - The Chase - Percepto

Comments [9]

Daniel Carlin from Boston

Greetings, David,
My friend (and Berklee predecessor) Don Wilkins has turned me on to your wonderful program. I had the great fortune and honor of collaborating (as a music supervisor, music editor, booth consultant and/or soundtrack producer) with Georges Delerue on well over a dozen films, including his final--and most appropriately titled--film RICH IN LOVE. Georges made every project immensely enjoyable--not only because of his talent, but also because he was intellectually inquisitive, politically astute, and personally endearing. The warmth you hear in his music reflects his large heart. Thank you for sharing.
Dan Carlin
Chair, Film Scoring
Berklee College of Music

May. 20 2011 04:38 PM
Colette Delerue from France

It was a very good surprise to hear such an eclectic program about my husband's music, Georges Delerue. Mr Garland really likes film music and makes a true research to find some unusual music.
Also, his comments are very clever.
Bravo !
Thank you David.

Nov. 17 2010 02:08 PM
Dave B from Astoria

Thank you for an enchanting evening spent enthralled by George Delerue. Wonderful job Mr. Garland.

Nov. 12 2010 09:00 PM
Douglas Lackey

At the Bleecker Street Cinema, long gone, the music for Jules et Jim was always played in between the movies. The audience would sit there spellbound, remembering the film, the characters, and the emotion Truffaut and Delarue gave to it all. How wonderful it was to get the same music back again, in the Italian made-for-TV masterpiece, The Best of Youth, several years ago. And it cast the same mood, brought on the same nostalgia.

Nov. 08 2010 01:18 PM
Gev Sweeney from Ocean Grove, New Jersey

The program was a treat! Thanks so much for showing us what an eclectic composer Delerue was. A bit of a French Morricone, methinks. There's a ton of his work on YouTube, much of it (alas) otherwise unavailable and obscure.

Nov. 07 2010 06:07 PM
Yuko Ichihara from New Jersey

The last Godard’s movie I watched was Nouvelle Vague (1990), already decades ago. I have watched only a couple of his works, Weekend, Breathless, and one more when I was young. Contempt was totally out of my memory. But I was amazed with the beauty of its music tonight. Heavenly, so comforting. … will listen to it again. Thank you for bringing this.

Nov. 07 2010 01:29 AM

That Bardot woman was something else. No wonder so many people liked her.

Nov. 06 2010 10:19 PM
Jeanne Spira

David,
Thank you for this evening's music. I found so much of it heartbreakingly touching- and that was without the flims' stories.
Your shows are treasures.
Bravo!
Jeanne

Nov. 06 2010 09:51 PM
Gev Sweeney from Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but Delerue also composed Renaissance-sounding music for the very non-French film A Man for All Seasons ...

Nov. 06 2010 07:18 PM

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