Joseph Kosma

Real Name:
József Kozma
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Joseph Kosma (born October 22, 1905 in Budapest, Hungary - died August 7, 1969 in La Roche-Guyon) 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

VRS 9022 Songs From Mother Courage / Songs Of Parisian Nights — Joseph Kosma B. Brecht* Et P. Dessau* Par Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma, Germaine Montero B. Brecht* Et P. Dessau* Par Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma, Germaine Montero - Songs From Mother Courage / Songs Of Parisian Nights(LP, Mono) Vanguard Records VRS 9022 US 1952 Sell This Version
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T 35 M 2502 Jean Renoir Et Jean Renoir / Joseph Kosma Jean Renoir / Joseph Kosma - Jean Renoir Et "Venus" (D'après L'argument Du Film "Elena Et Les Hommes")(10", Album) Vega T 35 M 2502 France 1957 Sell This Version
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T 35 A 2501 Baptiste — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma / Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra* Direction Serge Baudo Joseph Kosma / Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra* Direction Serge Baudo - Baptiste(10", Album) Vega T 35 A 2501 France 1957 Sell This Version
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P 76 238 R Olivier Twist — Joseph Kosma Charles Dickens (2) / Joseph Kosma Charles Dickens (2) / Joseph Kosma - Olivier Twist Philips P 76 238 R France 1963 Sell This Version
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none A The Piano - Sound Of Autumn — Joseph Kosma 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
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LDX 74449 À L'assaut Du Ciel (La Commune De Paris) — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma / Ensemble Populaire De Paris Joseph Kosma / Ensemble Populaire De Paris - À L'assaut Du Ciel (La Commune De Paris)(LP, Gat) Le Chant Du Monde LDX 74449 France 1971 Sell This Version
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C 496 Il Faudra Que Je Me Souvienne... Ravensbruck — Joseph Kosma 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
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14.001 Chansons — Joseph Kosma Kosma* - Jean-Christophe Benoit, Bernard Ringeissen Kosma* - Jean-Christophe Benoit, Bernard Ringeissen - Chansons (Album) Disques Adès 14.001 France 1976 Sell This Version
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10 899 XA Les Canuts (Extraits) — Joseph Kosma 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
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14.038 Les Canuts - Drame Lyrique — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma Les Canuts - Drame Lyrique(LP, Album) Disques Adès 14.038 France 1982 Sell This Version
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SFCD33545 La Grande Illusion — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma La Grande Illusion(CD, Album) The Soundtrack Factory SFCD33545 Andorra 2000 Sell This Version
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460 050-2 Les Feuilles Mortes · Chansons — Joseph Kosma 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
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ARN 68454 A Yiddish Touch In Paris / Glazberg, Kosma, Smit — Joseph Kosma Noël Lee, Jeff Cohen (2) - Norbert Glanzberg / Joseph Kosma / Leo Smit (2) Noël Lee, Jeff Cohen (2) - Norbert Glanzberg / Joseph Kosma / Leo Smit (2) - A Yiddish Touch In Paris / Glazberg, Kosma, Smit(CD, Album, dig) Arion ARN 68454 France 2001 Sell This Version
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Alpha 075 Et Puis Après... — Joseph Kosma 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
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399 422-2 Les Enfants Du Paradis (Marcel Carné, Jacques Prévert et la musique) — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma Les Enfants Du Paradis (Marcel Carné, Jacques Prévert et la musique) (Comp) Éditions Milan Music 399 422-2 France 2012 Sell This Version
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EMX 13526 Diner de Têtes... — Joseph Kosma 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
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JOP LP 1007 Les chansons de Jacques Prévert et Joseph Kosma — Joseph Kosma 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
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8 10 003 Chansons — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert - Chansons(LP) ETERNA 8 10 003 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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V 35 M 753 Chansons Insolites — Joseph Kosma Claudine Collart / Xavier DeprazPrévert* / Kosma* Claudine Collart / Xavier DeprazPrévert* / Kosma* - Chansons Insolites(10", Album, Mono) Vega V 35 M 753 France Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

460 V 317 Grand'Rue — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma Grand'Rue(7", EP) Ducretet Thomson 460 V 317 France 1957 Sell This Version
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V 45 P 1716 Elena Et Les Hommes — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma / Marjane* Et Jany Sylvaire Joseph Kosma / Marjane* Et Jany Sylvaire - Elena Et Les Hommes(7", EP) Vega V 45 P 1716 France 1957 Sell This Version
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70331 Bande Originale Du Film Joseph Kosma Bande Originale Du Film "Katia"(7", EP) Barclay 70331 France 1960 Sell This Version
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EPS-45-3200 À L'assaut Du Ciel (La Commune De Paris) — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma À L'assaut Du Ciel (La Commune De Paris)(7", EP, Gat) Le Chant Du Monde EPS-45-3200 France 1961 Sell This Version
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HIT-288 Il Ferroviere / Des Gens Sans Importance — Joseph Kosma Carlo Rustichelli, Joseph Kosma Carlo Rustichelli, Joseph Kosma - Il Ferroviere / Des Gens Sans Importance (Single) Seven Seas HIT-288 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
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FM-1003 (S) Des Gens Sans Importance / Vivre Sa Vie — Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma, Michel Legrand Joseph Kosma, Michel Legrand - Des Gens Sans Importance / Vivre Sa Vie(7", Single) Seven Seas FM-1003 (S) Japan 1972 Sell This Version