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Encyclopedia > Gabriel Yared

Gabriel Yared (Arabic: جبرائيل يارد) (born 7 October 1949) is a Lebanese composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema. Arabic redirects here. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, his work in France included the scores for Betty Blue and Camille Claudel. He later began working on English language films, winning an Oscar for his score for The English Patient and a nomination for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain. Location in the Republic of Lebanon Coordinates: , Governorate Government  - Mayor Abdel Mounim Ariss[1] Area  - City 100 km² (31 sq mi) Population (2005)  - City 1,574,397  - Metro 1,792,111 Time zone +2 (UTC)  - Summer (DST) +3 (UTC) Website: City of Beirut This article is about the Lebanese city. ... Redirct 37°2 le matin ... Camille Claudel is a 1988 movie about the life of the 19th century female sculptor Camille Claudel. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The English Patient is a 1996 film adaptation of the novel by Michael Ondaatje. ... The Talented Mr. ... This article is about the film. ...



At the age of 7, his father sent Yared to an accordion teacher. Two years later he stopped his accordion lessons and started music theory and piano lessons. His piano teacher thought that he had no future in music. For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). ... Music theory is a field of study that investigates the nature or mechanics of music. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ...

Although he was not a natural pianist, he was interested in reading music.

At the age of 14, his piano teacher died, so he was to replace him as the organist of Saint Joseph University. He used the university's library to read all the work of Bach, Schumann, and many others. This extensive reading inspired his first original composition, a piano waltz. An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. ... “Bach” redirects here. ... For other persons named Robert Schumann, see Robert Schumann (disambiguation). ...

Yared gained a degree in Law. His formal musical education only began when he travelled to France in 1969, and attended the École Normale de Musique de Paris as a non-registered student. There he learned the rules of music composition from Henri Dutilleux. For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... The École Normale de Musique de Paris was founded in 1919 by the pianist Alfred Cortot and his partner Auguste Mangeot. ... A musical composition is a piece of original music designed for repeated performance (as opposed to strictly improvisational music, in which each performance is unique). ... Henri Dutilleux (born January 22, 1916 in Angers, France) is one of the most important French composers of the second half of the 20th century, producing work in the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Albert Roussel, but in a style distinctly his own. ...

At the end of 1971, he went to Brazil to visit his uncle. There, the president of the World Federation of light music festivals asked him to write a song to represent the Lebanese in the Rio de Janeiro Song Festival. His song won the first prize. This article is about the Brazilian city. ...

In Brazil, he kept on performing with his small orchestra. Yared maintains that to this day Brazil has greatly influenced his work.

In 1975, he arranged the album Minacantalucio for Italian legendary singer Mina. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minacantalucio is an album by Italian singer Mina, distributed back to back with album La Mina. ... For the Korean singer, see Shim Mina. ...

He then went back to France, where he met with the Costa Brothers and collaborated with them. There, he wrote many orchestrations, and ended up with three thousand orchestrations in six years.

Not to be limited by orchestrating, he collaborated with Jacques Dutronc, Françoise Hardy, Charles Aznavour, Mireille Mathieu, etc.. He had collaborations with many musicians, and contributed to many radio and TV jingles, such as TF1 news jingles which he has created since 1980. Jacques Dutronc (b. ... Françoise Hardy (French IPA: ) (born Françoise Madeleine Hardy, January 17, 1944 in Paris) is a French singer, actress and astrologer. ... Charles Aznavour (Armenian: Õ‡Õ¡Õ¼Õ¬ Ô±Õ¦Õ¶Õ¡Õ¾Õ¸Ö‚Ö€; born May 22, 1924) is an Armenian-French singer, songwriter, actor and public activist. ... Mireille Mathieu (album) Mireille Mathieu (born July 22, 1946) is a French singer, who besides being very successful in her own country, became a star of international stature, recording in several languages. ... TF1 is a private French TV channel, controlled by TF1 Group, whose major share-holder is Bouygues. ...

Selected filmography

Sauve qui peut (la vie) is Jean-Luc Godards film, premiere at Cannes Film Festival in 1980. ... Redirct 37°2 le matin ... Beyond Therapy is a 1987 film directed by Robert Altman, who adapted to screenplay with Christopher Durang, who also wrote the theater play. ... Camille Claudel is a 1988 movie about the life of the 19th century female sculptor Camille Claudel. ... Clean and Sober is a 1988 dramatic movie directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a slick commercial real estate agent who learns the hard way about his dependence on drugs (cocaine and alcohol). ... VCR tape box cover. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... Romero is a film depicting the life of assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, played by Raúl Juliá. Richard Jordan and Ana Alicia also appeared in the film. ... Vincent & Theo is a 1990 biography drama directed by Robert Altman, starring Tim Roth and Paul Rhys. ... Tatie Danielle is a 1990 French black humor film directed by Étienne Chatiliez. ... Catherine Ringer (born October 18, 1957, Suresnes, France) is a singer, musician, songwriter, and pornoactress. ... The Lover (French LAmant) is an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, published in 1984 by Les Éditions de Minuit. ... Map of the Human Heart is the title of a 1993 film by New Zealand director Vincent Ward. ... The English Patient is a 1996 film adaptation of the novel by Michael Ondaatje. ... Subscript text This article is about the 1998 film. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Talented Mr. ... Autumn in New York is a 2000 romance/drama movie directed by Joan Chen and starring Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, and Anthony LaPaglia. ... The Next Best Thing is a 2000 comedy/drama film starring Rupert Everett, Madonna and Benjamin Bratt. ... Possession is a 2002 motion picture. ... Bon Voyage is a French film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, released 16 April, 2003. ... This article is about the film. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 2003 films | British films | Drama films | Romance films ... Shall We Dance? is an American motion picture released in 2004. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... The Lives of Others (original German: Das Leben der Anderen) is an Academy Award-winning German film, marking the feature film debut of writer and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. ... Breaking and Entering, a 2006 romantic drama, is Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghellas first original screenplay since his 1991 feature debut, Truly, Madly, Deeply. ... Underworld is the principal name under which British electronic music duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have recorded since the late 1980s. ... 1408 is a fictional 2007 film based on the Stephen King short story of the same name directed by Swedish film director Mikael HÃ¥fström. ...


  • Best Original Score (nominee): Cold Mountain (2003) by The Chicago Film Critics Association
  • Best Score (nominee): Cold Mountain (2003) by Academy
  • Best Score (nominee): Cold Mountain (2003) by Golden Globe
  • Best Original Score (nominee): The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) by Academy
  • Best Score (winner): The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) by Broadcast Film Critics Association
  • Best Film Music (nominee): The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) by British Academy Awards
  • Best Original Score (nominee): The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) by Golden Globe
  • Best Dramatic Score (winner): The English Patient (1996) by Academy
  • Best Score (winner): The English Patient (1996) by Golden Globe
  • Best Music (winner): L'Amant (1992) by French Academy of Cinema

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In 2004, Yared's score to the movie Troy, with a song by Tanja Tzarovska, was rejected (less than a month before the film's opening) due to the poor reception received by an early draft in a test screening. Yared expressed his dismay of his score's blatant rejection by writing an open letter discussing his feelings and distress over the discarding of his epic score (which took Yared an entire year to write). Yared's score was hastily replaced with an inferior score by James Horner. Warner Bros. studio still currently owns the rights to Yared's score and could never be officially released to the general public (although Yared's music for Troy is available for download at some music venue sites). Why Yared's score was rejected from the final film is a strange mystery. Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... Tanja Tzarovska, also known as Tanya Carovska, is a Macedonian singer. ... A test screening is a preview screening of a movie conducted before its general release, in order to gauge audience reaction. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ...

A film about Gabriel Yared's life Music By... Gabriel Yared by director Rani Khanna has now been released on DVD.


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Filmtracks: Troy (Gabriel Yared/James Horner) (2543 words)
Yared contends that he was offered no chance to remix or rerecord any of his music, with Warner Brothers executives summarily dismissing the entire work as being too incompatible with their notions of what the score should sound like.
Yared made sure that both fans and members of the industry were completely informed on the circumstances of his Troy firing; his choice to write a lengthy open letter about the event was most unorthodox and, some would say, a professional faux pas.
Yared's, on the other hand, plays like a work of art that was considered and reconsidered, tested and retested, recorded and rerecorded over a great number of late nights and coffee breaks.
6/9/04: Gabriel Yared Troy Reviewed (1289 words)
Yared's compositions have been crafted in a way that bears some stylistic similarities to the works of the aforementioned composers but there has been no pillaging of melodic or harmonic material.
Yared conjures up a great battle by applying this within the fabric of his original material and thus powerfully suggests a great conflict is impending.
Yared introduces the answers that successively enter in up the register so that the four-part fugue is ultimately being sung by the full range of the mixed chorus.
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