It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Francis Lai

Best remembered for his Oscar-winning scores to A Man and a Woman and Love Story, composer Francis Lai was born April 26, 1932, in Nice, France. After studying piano as a child, he later discovered jazz and during the 1950s followed friend and singer Claude Goaty to Paris, eventually settling in Montmartre. At the local Taverne d'Attilio, Lai met Bernard Dimey, with whom he collaborated on well over 100 songs; a brief stint in Michel Magne's orchestra preceded his tenure as accompanist for Edith Piaf, for whom Lai also composed a number of songs as well. He made his film debut in 1964 with the score to Roger Vadim's remake of Max Ophuls' classic La Ronde, and two years later composed the music for Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin/Feminin; however, it was his work on Claude Lelouch's 1966 hit A Man and a Woman which elevated Lai to international renown, and in addition to earning an Academy Award, he notched a perennial easy listening favorite with the picture's Brazilian-inflected title tune. He won a second Oscar for the 1970 Arthur Hiller blockbuster Love Story, and the film's theme, "Where Do I Begin?," also became a Top 40 hit for Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, and even Lai himself. Although the composer never again reached the same commercial heights, he continued working regularly in the cinema, often in conjunction with director Lelouch, and composed a number of instrumental favorites, including "Today It's You," "Happy New Year," and "Love in the Rain." ~ Jason Ankeny
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: The Essential Film Music Collection

Title: 13 Jours En France, Film Score

1. 13 Jours En France, Film Score: Theme

Title: Bilitis, Film Score

2. Bilitis, Film Score: Theme

Title: Concerto Pour La Fin D'un Amour

3. Concerto Pour La Fin D'un Amour: Concerto Pour La Fin D'un Amour

Title: Emmanuelle II, Film Score

4. Emmanuelle II, Film Score: Theme

Title: Les Uns Et Les Autres, Film Score

5. Les Uns Et Les Autres, Film Score: Ballet Apocalypse

6. Les Uns Et Les Autres, Film Score: Folies Bergeres

Title: Itineraire D'un Enfant Gate, Film Score

7. Itineraire D'un Enfant Gate, Film Score: Theme

Title: La Belle Histoire, Film Score

8. La Belle Histoire, Film Score: La Belle Histoire

Title: La Course Du Lievre A Travers Les Champs, Film Score

9. La Course Du Lievre A Travers Les Champs, Film Score: La Course Du Lievre A Travers Les Champs

Title: La Leçon Particulière, Film Score

10. La Leçon Particulière, Film Score: Le Lecon Particuliere

Title: Le Genre Humain, Film Score

11. Le Genre Humain, Film Score: Le Genre Humain

Title: Le Passager De La Pluie, Film Score

12. Le Passager De La Pluie, Film Score: Le Passager De La Pluie

Title: Le Etoiles Du Cinéma (For The Television Series "Le Cinéma De Minuit")

13. Le Etoiles Du Cinéma (For The Television Series "Le Cinéma De Minuit"): Les Etoiles Du Cinema

Title: Les Miserables, Film Score

14. Les Miserables, Film Score: Les Miserables

Title: Les Ripoux, Film Score

15. Les Ripoux, Film Score: Les Ripoux

Title: Pour L'amour De Tes Yeux Noirs, Film Score

16. Pour L'amour De Tes Yeux Noirs, Film Score: Theme

Title: Love Story, Film Score

17. Love Story, Film Score: Theme From Love Story

Title: Mayerling, Film Score

18. Mayerling, Film Score: Mayerling

Title: A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme), Film Score

19. A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme), Film Score: Theme

Title: Vivre Pour Vivre, Film Score

20. Vivre Pour Vivre, Film Score: Vivre Por Vivre

Comments

Report as inappropriate
ellen_crosie r
Beautiful music!!!
Report as inappropriate
I love his music
Report as inappropriate
sir_andrew_m n o l
I like it! Very beautiful. And this is why I love Pandora, because I probably never would have heard of him otherwise!
Report as inappropriate
I want to hear his other music now! Very pretty.
Report as inappropriate
paulasmyth
nice..takes me back

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[120, 106, 120, 114, 72, 86, 64, 108, 119, 71, 118, 103, 127, 119, 80, 92, 121, 104, 67, 127, 90, 108, 113, 92, 82, 98, 106, 103, 111, 77, 117, 89, 65, 65, 109, 69, 86, 126, 112, 95, 116, 66, 122, 64, 88, 81, 96, 64, 72, 101, 120, 127, 85, 103, 118, 68, 109, 79, 127, 71, 88, 74, 74, 64, 76, 98, 122, 100, 90, 73, 101, 65, 110, 93, 69, 96, 125, 123, 94, 119, 65, 69, 78, 64, 96, 121, 98, 89, 98, 106, 100, 85, 99, 84, 71, 105, 91, 119, 127, 68, 92, 79, 70, 83, 65, 70, 91, 84, 75, 81, 100, 81, 110, 96, 99, 100, 88, 71, 119, 78, 121, 85, 78, 86, 108, 72, 116, 103, 100, 111, 113, 105, 80, 66, 86, 83, 99, 96, 93, 124, 93, 125, 116, 124, 114, 90, 105, 118, 98, 66, 126, 69, 123, 91, 126, 80, 123, 89, 112, 94, 115, 104, 106, 72, 74, 78, 91, 126, 82, 91, 70, 70, 70, 126, 86, 84, 101, 110, 122, 66, 97, 114, 112, 88, 105, 94, 94, 85, 124, 119, 114, 117, 86, 125, 64, 126, 124, 117, 72, 74, 101, 101, 112, 100, 76, 85, 66, 89, 96, 115, 126, 77, 123, 76, 110, 120, 107, 115, 117, 67, 72, 107, 102, 124, 81, 105, 68, 118, 74, 78, 85, 72, 94, 79, 65, 78, 77, 64, 124, 116, 87, 125, 65, 81, 71, 69, 119, 117, 78, 118, 94, 125, 107, 88, 77, 118, 95, 84, 127, 92, 97, 74, 89, 74, 89, 68, 112, 73, 103, 88, 127, 101, 89, 127, 102, 83, 83, 104, 117, 106, 117, 80, 87, 95, 122, 101, 65, 83, 124, 110, 90, 64, 106, 78, 78, 107, 70, 124, 105, 125, 75, 64, 92, 124, 90, 73, 70, 117, 81, 105, 70, 74, 88, 124, 79, 91, 102, 80, 113, 82, 123, 118, 64, 68, 125, 92, 101, 89, 125, 64, 74, 66, 81, 122, 101, 64, 107, 65, 106, 117, 82, 67, 81, 80, 64, 109, 77, 103, 94, 108, 66, 85, 95, 81, 115, 71, 112, 87, 113, 70, 94, 96, 65, 72, 119, 127, 72, 95, 117, 126, 114, 87, 115, 73, 100, 85, 72, 71, 84, 67, 110, 69, 114, 80, 76, 77, 87, 76, 101, 68, 112, 86, 70, 68, 125, 119, 99, 75, 125, 72, 104, 87, 87, 69, 86, 72, 95, 71, 89, 108, 106, 86, 111, 117, 87, 126, 115, 109, 107, 95, 120, 117, 103, 123, 85, 116, 72, 92, 74, 107, 101, 83, 110, 94, 95, 87, 76, 90, 89, 67, 119, 92, 78, 98, 112, 84, 99, 95, 84, 106, 126, 67, 106, 113, 91, 69, 73, 106, 114, 96, 100, 119, 117, 86, 72, 73, 97, 80, 71, 76, 95, 83, 123, 115, 85, 78, 116, 99, 65, 72, 67, 125, 84, 83, 103, 121, 92, 99, 100, 102, 97, 65, 125, 83, 84, 124, 119, 65, 69, 73, 64, 115, 107, 80, 107, 111, 68, 80, 105, 78, 123, 119]