“Joy and pain are the inexorable rhythms of life,” Mr. Legrand once told an interviewer about the tensions he said defined the craftsmanship of song. “It’s impossible to play one chord without striking the other. That contradiction is life’s mystique. In music, there is profound exultation of expression. But,

for a moment of high-level happiness, there are 10 tons of sweat and sorrow and fatigue and fury.”

Michel Legrand, 1932-2019, French, composer(Windmills of Your Mind), Grammy and Oscar winner


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