Edouard Lalo was born on January 27th, 1823

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Edouard Lalo: French composer of the 19th century
Lalo Schifrin: Argentine pianist and composer
Common clues: "Le roi d'Ys" composer; Composer Schifrin; “Mission: Impossible” theme composer Schifrin; “Symphonie Espagnole” composer
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Symphony Espagnole by Edouard Lalo
Video: Lalo Schifrin – Mission Impossible – Live in Paris 2007

Édouard Victoire Antoine Lalo (January 27, 1823 - April 22, 1892) was a French composer of Spanish descent.

He was born in Lille, France and studied at the conservatoire there and then at the Paris Conservatoire under François Antoine Habeneck. He worked as a violinist (particularly playing chamber music) and teacher in Paris before gaining fame as a composer. He died in Paris.

Although Lalo is a lesser known 19th-century composer, his Symphonie Espagnole for violin and orchestra enjoys a prominent place in violinists' repertoire. He is also known for other solo works, including his Cello Concerto in D minor, and for his opera "Le roi d'Ys" (premiered 1888). His work is notable for strong melodies and colourful orchestration.


Lalo Schifrin (born Boris Claudio Schifrin on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine pianist and composer, most famous for composing the "burning-fuse" theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series.

Lalo Schifrin was born in Buenos Aires of Jewish heritage. His father, Luis Schifrin, led the second violin section of the orchestra at the Colón Theater for three decades.

To date, he has written more than 100 scores for films, television and video games. Among the classic scores are Mission Impossible, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Mannix, The Fox, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, Enter the Dragon, THX 1138, The Four Musketeers, Dirty Harry, The Cincinnati Kid, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Schifrin wrote music for two episodes of the television series, although the main theme was composed by Jerry Goldsmith) [1] 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. He also wrote the songs for Splinter Cell.

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.

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