Joseph Kosma

Real Name:
József Kozma
Profile:
Joseph Kosma (born October 22, 1905 in Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian-French composer, of Jewish background.

He emigrated to Paris in 1933, after studying five years in Berlin. There he met Jacques Prévert, with whom he wrote around 80 songs. Kosma met Marcel Carné through Prévert and during the Occupation of France (World War II) he worked for him.

He is probably most known for the song "Les feuilles mortes" ("Autumn Leaves"). The piece was originally meant for an opera, but Kosma and Prevért convinced Carné to turn into a film: "Les portes de la nuit" (1946). The lyrics were originally written by Prévert, the English lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer.

After the war, Kosma wrote scores to numerous films, and he continued writing music for films until his death. In his last years, he also composed two operas "Les Hussards" and "Les Canuts".

Related to conductor Georg Solti.

He died on August 7, 1969 in La Roche-Guyon, France.
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Albums

C 30 A 98, 30 BGV 427 Joseph Kosma - 25 Ans de Musique de Cinéma album art Serge Baudo, Lucien Adès, Georges Auric, Maurice Jarre, Maurice Jaubert, Maurice Le Roux, Henri Sauguet, Darius Milhaud, Joseph Kosma Serge Baudo, Lucien Adès, Georges Auric, Maurice Jarre, Maurice Jaubert, Maurice Le Roux, Henri Sauguet, Darius Milhaud, Joseph Kosma - 25 Ans de Musique de Cinéma(LP) Vega, Vega C 30 A 98, 30 BGV 427 France 1958 Sell This Version
none Joseph Kosma - A The Piano - Sound Of Autumn album art Henning Anderberg - Jean Sibelius - Claude Debussy - Joseph Kosma - Eric Maschwitz Henning Anderberg - Jean Sibelius - Claude Debussy - Joseph Kosma - Eric Maschwitz - A The Piano - Sound Of Autumn(LP, Album) Not On Label none Germany 1966 Sell This Version
LDX 74449 Joseph Kosma - A L'Assaut Du Ciel La Commune De Paris album art Joseph Kosma A L'Assaut Du Ciel La Commune De Paris(LP, Gat) Le Chant Du Monde LDX 74449 France 1971 Sell This Version
C 496 Joseph Kosma - Il Faudra Que Je Me Souvienne... Ravensbruck album art Joseph Kosma, Silvia Monfort, Emmanuelle Riva, Jany Sylvaire, Catherine Sellers Joseph Kosma, Silvia Monfort, Emmanuelle Riva, Jany Sylvaire, Catherine Sellers - Il Faudra Que Je Me Souvienne... Ravensbruck(LP, Album) Disques Alvarès C 496 France 1975 Sell This Version
14001 Joseph Kosma - Chansons album art Kosma* - Jean-Christophe Benoit, Bernard Ringeissen Kosma* - Jean-Christophe Benoit, Bernard Ringeissen - Chansons(LP) Disques Adès 14001 France 1976 Sell This Version
10 899 XA Joseph Kosma - Les Canuts (Extraits) album art Elsa Barraine / Paul Éluard / Béla Bartók / Joseph Kosma / Jacques Gaucheron / Chorale Populaire De Lyon Elsa Barraine / Paul Éluard / Béla Bartók / Joseph Kosma / Jacques Gaucheron / Chorale Populaire De Lyon - Les Canuts (Extraits)(LP, Ltd, wit) REM 10 899 XA France 1977 Sell This Version
14.038 Joseph Kosma - Les Canuts - Drame Lyrique album art Joseph Kosma Les Canuts - Drame Lyrique(LP, Album) Disques Adès 14.038 France 1982 Sell This Version
SFCD33545 Joseph Kosma - La Grande Illusion album art Joseph Kosma La Grande Illusion(CD, Album) The Soundtrack Factory SFCD33545 Andorra 2000 Sell This Version
460 050-2 Joseph Kosma - Les Feuilles Mortes · Chansons album art Joseph Kosma - François Le Roux, Jeff Cohen (2) Joseph Kosma - François Le Roux, Jeff Cohen (2) - Les Feuilles Mortes · Chansons(CD, Album) Decca 460 050-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Alpha 075 Joseph Kosma - Et Puis Après... album art Jacques Prévert - Joseph Kosma - Gersende Florens, Arnaud Marzorati, Marcus Price (4) Jacques Prévert - Joseph Kosma - Gersende Florens, Arnaud Marzorati, Marcus Price (4) - Et Puis Après...(CD, Album) Alpha Productions Alpha 075 France 2005 Sell This Version
Joseph Kosma - Les Enfants Du Paradis (Marcel Carné, Jacques Prévert et la musique) album art Joseph Kosma Les Enfants Du Paradis (Marcel Carné, Jacques Prévert et la musique) (Comp) Éditions Milan Music France 2012 Sell This Version
Joseph Kosma - Chante Prevert et Kosma album art コラ・ヴォケール*, Prevert*, Kosma* コラ・ヴォケール*, Prevert*, Kosma* - Chante Prevert et Kosma (Album) Emidisc (2) Japan Unknown Sell This Version
JOP LP 1007 Joseph Kosma - Les chansons de Jacques Prévert et Joseph Kosma album art Roger Cunéo, Sylviane Baillif - Beux, Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma Roger Cunéo, Sylviane Baillif - Beux, Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma - Les chansons de Jacques Prévert et Joseph Kosma(LP, Album) JOP Sounds JOP LP 1007 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
EMX 13526 Joseph Kosma - Diner de Têtes... album art Jacques Prévert, Mouloudji, Edith Loria, Édith Scob, Liliane Patrick, Aristide Demonico, Joseph Kosma Jacques Prévert, Mouloudji, Edith Loria, Édith Scob, Liliane Patrick, Aristide Demonico, Joseph Kosma - Diner de Têtes...(LP, Album) Disques Mouloudji EMX 13526 France Unknown Sell This Version
T 35 A 2501 Joseph Kosma - Baptiste album art Joseph Kosma Baptiste(10", Album) Vega T 35 A 2501 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

460 V 317 Joseph Kosma - Grand'rue album art Joseph Kosma Grand'rue(7") Ducretet Thomson 460 V 317 France 1956 Sell This Version
HIT-288 Joseph Kosma - Il Ferroviere / Des Gens Sans Importance album art Carlo Rustichelli, Joseph Kosma Carlo Rustichelli, Joseph Kosma - Il Ferroviere / Des Gens Sans Importance(7") Seven Seas HIT-288 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
8 10 003 Joseph Kosma - Chansons album art Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert - Chansons(12") ETERNA 8 10 003 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
EPS-45 3200 Joseph Kosma - A L'Assaut Du Ciel La Commune De Paris album art Joseph Kosma A L'Assaut Du Ciel La Commune De Paris(7", EP, Gat) Le Chant Du Monde EPS-45 3200 France Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

0777 7 54764 2 2, CDC 7 54764 2 Joseph Kosma - Musiques De Films De Marcel Carné album art Jaubert* / Kosma* / Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse* / Michel Plasson Jaubert* / Kosma* / Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse* / Michel Plasson - Musiques De Films De Marcel Carné(CD, Comp) EMI Classics, EMI Classics 0777 7 54764 2 2, CDC 7 54764 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version

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