Thursday, January 3, 2013

Maurice Jaubert, film music composer

Maurice Jaubert est un compositeur français né à Nice le 3 janvier 1900, mort le 19 juin 1940 au front, à l'hôpital de Baccarat. Maurice Jaubert est particilièrement connu pour ses nombreuses partitions pour le cinéma, Zéro de conduite et L'Atalante de Jean Vigo, Quatorze Juillet de René Clair, Un carnet de bal et La Fin du jour de Julien Duvivier, Drôle de drame, Hôtel du Nord, Le Quai des brumes et Le jour se lève de Marcel Carné.

Maurice Jaubert (born Nice 3 January 1900 - wounded in combat at Azerailles near Baccarat, where he died 19 June 1940) was a French composer of incidental music for stage and film music, famous for his collaborations with the masters of poetic realism Jean Vigo, René Clair, Julien Duvivier and Marcel Carné. He also had a long collaboration with Jean Giraudoux.
 
From 1931-5 he was music director of the Pathé-Nathan studios, where he conducted not only his own scores but those of Arthur Honegger and Darius Milhaud. He makes a cameo appearance as a conductor in Kurt Bernhardt's La Nuit de décembre (1939). As a journalist he championed many composers, including Kurt Weill.
 
In Vigo's Zéro de conduite he played recorded sounds backwards to accompany a slow motion sequence, anticipating a favorite technique of musique concrète.
 
French film director François Truffaut used Jaubert's music in his films in the late 1970s.
Maurice Jaubert
Maurice Jaubert
Plaque: 98, rue du Cherche Midi
Maurice Jaubert
compositeur
habita cette maison
de 1931 à 1939
Mort pour la France
le 19 juin 1940
Maurice Jaubert, composer; lived here from 1931 to 1939. Mort pour la France, 19 June 1940.

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