Lalo Schifrin

With a career spanning the second half of the 20th century and two decades beyond, Lalo Schifrin is an Oscar- and Emmy-nominated film and television composer who is also an acclaimed jazz pianist and classical composer. Like contemporaries Michel Legrand, Henry Mancini, and André Previn, he is best known for his jazz-inflected scores, including the crime film Bullitt, the Dirty Harry franchise, and his iconic "Theme from Mission: Impossible."

Born Boris Claudio Schifrin in Buenos Aires in 1932, Schifrin grew up with a father who played violin with the Teatro Colón Orchestra. When Lalo was six years old, his dad arranged for him to begin studying piano with Enrique Barenboim, father of celebrated pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim. As a teenager, he studied piano with the former head of the Kiev Conservatory, Andreas Karalis, and harmony with composer Juan Carlos Paz. After winning a...

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