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May 3, 2010 The most memorable television themes are good musical pieces and/or simple, catchy tunes that immediately signify a much-loved program. Get five of those songs stuck in your head with a few jazz-based TV themes and two jazz re-workings.
September 26, 2008 One of the appealing things about Lalo Schifrin's theme to Mission Impossible is that it's written in 5/4 time: five beats to the measure, instead of the more commonplace three or four. WNYC's Sara Fishko explores the atypical time signature's usage in music by Tchaikovsky, Dave Brubeck and more.
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July 27, 2008 One of the most quintessentially American composers of the 20th century was not an American. But as a boy in Argentina, Schifrin discovered George Gershwin and Louis Armstrong, setting him — and his celebrated film scores — on a path to fame.
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September 16, 2007 Lalo Schifrin has been one of Hollywood's top composers for decades. He started in television, scoring the series The Man From Uncle and the theme for Mission Impossible. Schifrin has also had a long career in the worlds of classical music and jazz. He talks to Liane Hansen about his latest jazz release, Lalo Schifrin and Friends, and about working with opera great Luciano Pavarotti.
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July 29, 2005 Performance Today presents the world premiere of Lalo Schifrin's Letters from Argentina, in a concert by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
March 27, 1999 Scott Simon interviews Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin. He's composed the soundtrack for movies such as Cool Hand Luke, Dirty Harry, and The Cincinnati Kid, and of course, his famous tune, the theme song from the TV show Mission Impossible. His most recent work is the score for the movie Tango.
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