Lalo Schifrin, the genre-defining composer of such classic film and TV scores as Dirty Harry, Mission Impossible, and Starsky and Hutch, apparently found inspiration in the Marquis de Sade, via Peter Weiss's Brechtian play Marat/Sade. In 1966, Schifrin released an album of swinging, jazzy arrangements of 18th century classical music themes. It was titled "The Dissection and Reconstruction of Music From the Past as Performed By the Inmates of Lalo Schifrin's Demented Ensemble as a Tribute to the Memory of the Marquis De Sade." It was not a big seller.
"The Blues for Johann Sebastian Bach"
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