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Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin

Lalo Schifrin (born on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine Jewish pianist and composer, most famous for composing the "burning-fuse" theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series. Image File history File links Laloschifrin. ... Image File history File links Laloschifrin. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... A grand piano A piano is a musical instrument which is classified as a keyboard, percussion or string instrument, depending on the system of classification used. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ...


Lalo Schifrin was born as Boris Claudio Schifrin in Buenos Aires. His father, Luis Schifrin, led the second violin section of the orchestra at the Col√≥n Theater for three decades. Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds, originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires, City of the Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as... The Boston Pops orchestra performing on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Opened in 1908, the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. ...


At the age of six Schifrin began a six-year course of study on piano with Enrique Barenboim, the father of the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. At age 16, Schifrin began studying piano with the Russian expatriate Andreas Karalis, former head of the Kiev Conservatory, and harmony with Argentine composer Juan-Carlos Paz. During this time, Schifrin also became interested in jazz. Daniel Barenboim Daniel Barenboim (born November 15, 1942) is an Argentinean-Israeli pianist and conductor. ... An expatriate (in abbreviated form expat) is someone temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of their upbringing and/or legal residence. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ...


Although Schifrin studied sociology and law at the University of Buenos Aires, it was music that captured his attention. At age 20, he successfully applied for a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire. While there, he attended Olivier Messiaen's classes and formally studied with Charles Koechlin, a disciple of Maurice Ravel. At night he played jazz in the Paris clubs. In 1955, Schifrin represented his country at the International Jazz Festival in Paris. Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Law (from the late Old English lagu of probable North Germanic origin) in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, intended to provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide... The Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) is the biggest university in Argentina, founded on August 12, 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires. ... Conservatoire de Paris, or Paris Conservatoire, has been central to the evolution of music in France and Western Europe. ... Olivier Messiaen. ... Charles Louis Eugène Koechlin (November 27, 1867-December 31, 1950) was a French composer and teacher. ... Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer and pianist, known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his music and generally considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After returning home to Argentina, Schifrin formed a jazz orchestra, a 16-piece band that became part of a popular weekly variety show on Buenos Aires TV. Schifrin also began accepting other film, television and radio assignments. In 1956, Schifrin met Dizzy Gillespie and offered to write an extended work for Gillespie's big band. Schifrin completed the work, Gillespiana, in 1958. Later that year Schifrin began working as an arranger for Xavier Cugat's popular dance orchestra. 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dizzy Gillespie in 1955 John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. ... A big band is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Xavier Cugat (January 1, 1900 - October 27, 1990) was a Catalan-Cuban bandleader who many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States popular music than any other musician. ...


While in New York in 1960, Schifrin again met Gillespie, who had by this time disbanded his big band for financial reasons. Gillespie invited Schifrin to fill the vacant piano chair in his quintet. Schifrin immediately accepted and moved to New York City. In 1963, MGM, which had Schifrin under contract, offered the composer his first Hollywood film assignment with the African adventure, Rhino!. Schifrin moved to Hollywood late that year. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... A quintet is a formation containing exactly five members. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


To date, he has written more than 100 scores for films, television and video games. Among the classic scores are Mission Impossible, Mannix, The Fox, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, Enter the Dragon, Dirty Harry, The Cincinnati Kid, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Schifrin wrote music for the television series although the main theme was composed by Jerry Goldsmith) and The Amityville Horror. Recent film scores include Tango, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Bringing Down The House, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, After the Sunset, and Abominable. Also wrote the songs for Splinter Cell. Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... Mannix is the name of a television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character played by Mike Connors is an American private investigator of Armenian heritage. ... 1967 movie by Mark Rydell, based on The Fox by D. H. Lawrence Lesbian story Academy Award nominated score by Lalo Schifrin Score famous in France because reused for the Dim advertisement campaign External link The Fox at the Internet Movie Database ... Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American film starring Paul Newman and directed by Stuart Rosenberg. ... Bullitt is a 1968 Warner Bros. ... Enter the Dragon (《龍爭虎鬥》 aka. ... Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan, a San Francisco detective tracking Scorpio, a serial killer. ... The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 movie directed by Norman Jewison. ... Rare childrens storybook based upon Left to right: David McCallum, Robert Vaughn, and the late Leo G. Carroll. ... Jerry Goldsmith Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous Jewish-American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... The original 1970s cover of The Amityville Horror The Amityville Horror is the title of a best-selling book by the author Jay Anson which was published in 1977. ... The latest game in the series, Chaos Theory was released in 2005 Splinter Cell is a series of video games and novels created by American author Tom Clancy. ...


In 1970, he composed the dreaded Paramount Television logo jingle "Color I.D." It was an 8-note jingle featuring horns, woodwinds and timpani. This music would have a long run in Paramount's TV production logos through 1987. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Paramount Television (reincorporated from Desilu Productions) (a. ... A timpanist in the United States Air Forces in Europe Band. ... A production logo is used by movie studios and television production companies to brand what they produce. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Schifrin's "Tar Sequence" from his Cool Hand Luke score was the longtime theme for the Eyewitness News broadcasts on New York station WABC-TV and other ABC affiliates, as well as National Nine News in Australia. CBS Television used part of the theme of his St. Ives soundtrack for its golf broadcasts in the 1970s and early 1980s. Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American film starring Paul Newman and directed by Stuart Rosenberg. ... Eyewitness News is a local television newscast format, widely used in different markets across the United States. ... WABC-TV, ABC7 is the New York City, USA television station that is owned and operated by ABC as well as the networks flagship. ... National Nine News is the name the of Channel Nines news service. ...


To date, Lalo Schifrin has won four Grammy Awards (with twenty-one nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and received six Oscar nominations, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...


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Lalo Schifrin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (568 words)
Lalo Schifrin (born on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine Jewish pianist and composer, most famous for composing the "burning-fuse" theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series.
Lalo Schifrin was born as Boris Claudio Schifrin in Buenos Aires.
At the age of six Schifrin began a six-year course of study on piano with Enrique Barenboim, the father of the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.
Mannix - Lalo Schifrin (452 words)
Lalo Schifrin is a pianist, composer and conductor.
In 1958, Schifrin came to the U.S. to be the pianist/arranger for Dizzy Gillespie.
Schifrin was featured as pianist and conductor on his series of four "Jazz Meets the Symphony" recordings, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and jazz stars Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Jon Faddis, Paquito D'Rivera and James Morrison.
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