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Maurice Jarre (Maurice-Alexis Jarre)

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Biography

Lyon, Rhône, France
Unlike many musicians who started to learn music while still in their childhood, Maurice Jarre was already late in his teens when he discovered music and decided to make a career in that field. Against his father's will, he enrolled at Conservatoire de Paris where he studied percussions, composition and harmonies. He also met and studied under Joseph Martenot, inventor of the Martenot Waves, an electronic keyboard that prefigured the modern synthesizer.

After leaving the Conservatoire, Jarre played percussion and Martenot Waves for a while at Jean-Louis Barrault's theater. Read more...

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Original Score

The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010

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Character: Himself

The South Bank Show 1978

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Original Score

The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985

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