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Jean Wiener (or Wiéner) (19 March 1896, 14th arrondissement of Paris – 8 June 1982, Paris) was a French pianist and composer.

Wiener was trained at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he studied alongside Darius Milhaud, and worked with Erik Satie. He then embarked on a career as concert impresario, composer and pianist. He was the house pianist at the Gaya bar, and later at Le Boeuf sur le Toit. In 1924, a chance encounter with Clement Doucet (who succeeded him at Le Boeuf) brought him into the world of popular music. Already a jazz enthusiast, Wiener found fame with Doucet in the music hall s of Europe as a piano duo, under the name “Wiener et Doucet” in which they performed classical music, hot dance and jazz. The two friends recorded many duos between 1925 and 1937. After the end of the war in 1945, Wiener devoted himself fully to composition, notably film music (working on more than 300), as well as the opening theme music for ORTF’s film history program “History speechless” (History without words).

He was of some significance in the promotion of new music, both by his friends in the Les Six (Milhaud, Poulenc, etc.), and by composers such as Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. His compositions involve the use of jazz informed by French wit and elegance.

His daughter, Elizabeth Wiener, is an actress, singer and singer-songwriter.

Jean Wiener published his memoirs in 1978 as Allegro Appassionato.

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Jean Wiener

Jean Wiener Biography / Wiki

NameJean Wiener
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GenderMale
Known ForSound
Place of BirthParis, France
Date of BirthMarch 19, 1896
Age(as in 2023 Feb)86
Deathday1982-06-08

Jean Wiener Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
DuelleAu piano1976-09-15The Daughter of the Moon battles the Daughter of the Sun over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on Earth, specifically in modern …
The Woman from NowhereLe pianiste1922-07-26A fifty year old woman, scarred by a life of disillusionment and regret, returns to the place where she lived twenty years before, to rekindle happier…
Lady LKrajewski1965-12-17Lady L is an elegant 80-year-old woman who recalls her amorous life story, including past loves and lusty, scandalous adventures she has lived through…
School for LoveLe professeur de piano1955-04-25At the Conservatory of Vienna the student only have eyes for their beautiful singing teacher, tenor Eric Walter….
Behind the FacadeLe pianiste au cabaret (uncredited)1939-03-14The owner of an apartment building is found murdered. Two rival policemen, Boucheron and Lambert, investigate the matter and get into the private live…
Immortal France1943-04-07The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussia…

Sound

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
MouchetteOriginal Music Composer1967-03-28A young girl living in the French countryside suffers constant indignities at the hand of alcoholism and her fellow man….
Touchez Pas au GrisbiOriginal Music Composer1954-03-17Gentleman gangster Max and his partner, Riton, pull off their last, most successful heist and find themselves comfortable enough to retire in the styl…
Le Voyageur de la ToussaintOriginal Music Composer1943-04-08A young man comes back to his hometown to be confronted with a bourgeois obnoxious family who has always despised his -now dead – parents because they…
Under the Paris SkyOriginal Music Composer1951-03-28Fates of multiple otherwise disconnected characters intertwine miraculously under the sky of Paris. And it all happens in one day….
Notre Dame Рcath̩drale de ParisOriginal Music Composer1957-06-08
The Crazy RayOriginal Music Composer1925-01-01A night watchman on the Eiffel Tower wakes up to find the entire population of the city frozen in place….
The Mark of the DayOriginal Music Composer1949-04-06Socially conscious and realistic treatment of hard working coal miners in the north of France, and a struggle between a younger and older engineer….
L’escadron blancOriginal Music Composer1949-07-01A French squadron of camel drivers pursues a group of looters across the Sahara Desert. After experiencing heat, fever, and peril, the squadron finds …
The Perfume of the Lady in BlackOriginal Music Composer1949-10-05Mathilde Stangerson just married her fiance, when she heard that Larsan, her cruel former husband, whom she believed to be dead, is actually very much…
The Century Is FiftyOriginal Music Composer1950-03-16As the title of this French documentary indicates, Ce Siecle a 50 Ans examines the 20th Century at its halfway point. Utilizing the archives of severa…
Rendezvous in JulyOriginal Music Composer1949-12-06Hopes and love and ambitions and friendship in a group of young jazz-loving Parisians….
Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamiteOriginal Music Composer1965-11-05The Tiger is sent to oversee the excavation of a sunken ship. While busy to retrieve the gold tresure in it, he is constantly thwarted by internationa…
The GolemOriginal Music Composer1967-02-18French TV adaptation of the Golem myth…
Lovers of ParisOriginal Music Composer1957-10-18Young, handsome, dashing but cynical, Octave Mouret arrives in Paris, determined to conquer the belles of the capital….
La GarçonneOriginal Music Composer1957-04-04La Garçonne is a 1957 French film directed by Jacqueline Audry. It follows Monique, an ingenue and a clueless girl who believes in true love. When sh…
L’âge de Monsieur est avancéOriginal Music Composer1987-12-30Only on the stage of an empty theater, an author and his wife clash: the scene and the life end up getting confused….
Neither Seen Nor RecognizedOriginal Music Composer1958-04-23In a small French village, everything would be quiet if the local wildlife cop was not being ridiculed by a smart poacher….
Seventh HeavenOriginal Music Composer1958-03-05“Le septième ciel” became Raymond Bernard’s last film; a black comedy about a female brewery owner who donates vast amounts of money to charitable ca…
PantalaskasOriginal Music Composer1960-02-08An off-beat, uneven tale about a man intent on suicide and the three people who try to talk him out of it, Pantalaskas stars American Carl Studer in t…
A Woman Like SatanOriginal Music Composer1959-02-13Handsome and rich Spanish gentleman abandons his wife and riches for his love of a young girl of poor stock who taunts and degrades him….
Be Beautiful But Shut UpOriginal Music Composer1958-05-07A beautiful 18-year-old orphan escapes from a reformatory and hooks up with a gang of jewel smugglers, and decides on a life of crime. However, she fa…
Le Crime d’amourOriginal Music Composer1982-11-24To emerge from anonymity, a young man assumes responsibility for a crime he did not commit….
Au Hasard BalthazarOriginal Music Composer1966-05-25The story of a donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balth…
Love Letters in SomaliaOriginal Music Composer1982-04-21In this epistolary film, the traveler gives us his impressions of Africa parallel to the expression of his amorous distress. The images of the present…
On the LamOriginal Music Composer1971-09-29A young couple of burglars, waiting for trial, marry in jail. Annick writes down her observations of the women’s ward. When she hears that her lover m…
The Demise of Father MouretOriginal Music Composer1970-10-14Serge Mouret is a frail and devout young priest in a tough country parish. When he falls down and loses his memory, he is nursed back to health by Alb…
God Chose ParisOriginal Music Composer1969-09-05An interesting mixture of filmed scenes with Belmondo and archival footage regarding cultural aspects of all kind around Paris, starting at the end of…
The Little Theatre of Jean RenoirOriginal Music Composer1974-05-02Part One, “The Last Christmas Dinner,” is about the relationship between an old man and an old woman, both homeless. Part Two, “The Electric Floor Pol…
A Gentle WomanOriginal Music Composer1969-08-27When his young wife commits suicide with no explanation, an introspective pawnbroker looks back on their life together….
The Diary of an Innocent BoyOriginal Music Composer1968-01-12Set in 18th century France, a naive 17-year-old orphan named Benjamin is taken in by his wealthy aunt, the Countess de Valandry. There, he is seduced …
The Lower DepthsMusic1936-12-11Inhabitants of a flophouse struggle to survive under the harsh treatment imposed by the landlord, Kostyleva. One resident, young thief Wasska Pepel, e…
Knock, ou le triomphe de la médecineSound Director1933-11-03“Everybody is ill: you just don’t know it yet”. Knock, a newly arrived physician takes over a small town through fear and authority. NB : this is a di…
Nights of FireOriginal Music Composer1937-04-1619th Century Russia. State prosecutor Fedor Andreiev is presiding over the trial of a man who murdered his wife’s lover. Despite a robust defence from…
The Woman from NowhereMusic1922-07-26A fifty year old woman, scarred by a life of disillusionment and regret, returns to the place where she lived twenty years before, to rekindle happier…
Station 307Original Music Composer1955-01-01A research expedition to the Persian Gulf and a dive near Bahrain in search of oil. The film was sponsored by the French arm of British Petroleum, and…
The TomboyMusic1936-02-21The eponymous garçonne or flapper is Monique Lerbier, an emancipated French woman who leaves home to escape a marriage of convenience to a man she do…
The Woman at the End of the WorldOriginal Music Composer1938-01-19A sailor falls in love with an innkeeper on a lost island….
Cristobal’s GoldOriginal Music Composer1940-04-22Dupuy, the first officer of the Cristobal, a French merchant ship, is informed by cabaret dancer La Rubia that the Cristobal carries a priceless secre…
Les filousOriginal Music Composer1967-01-01
The ScarecrowOriginal Music Composer1946-08-29Animated short originally produced in France by Paul Grimault….
Phénomènes électriquesOriginal Music Composer1935-05-25
Forgotten StonesOriginal Music Composer1952-01-01
The Passengers of Ursa MajorOriginal Music Composer1943-10-15A futuristic cruise ship with a crew of robots is ready to take its first flight. A boy follows his curious dog on board of the ship, but then the shi…
The Lightning Rod ThiefOriginal Music Composer1944-01-01Winner of the grand prize at the 1946 Venice Biennale…
PanicOriginal Music Composer1947-01-15Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he fee…
Le messager de la lumièreOriginal Music Composer1938-01-01
The Man of the DayMusic1937-01-02Alfred Boulard, a good-natured electrician, gives his blood to save Mona Thalia, a great theater actress. Mona Thalia survives and Boulard becomes the…
The Last TurningMusic1939-05-17Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino, its older, kind and naive owner, is married to Cora, a sexy and m…
Dust of LifeOriginal Music Composer1954-06-17The planet is filled with dust and particles of all kinds, natural or originated by man. Such a state of things has of course a great many consequence…
School for LoveMusic1955-04-25At the Conservatory of Vienna the student only have eyes for their beautiful singing teacher, tenor Eric Walter….
Rencontre à VarsovieMusic1956-01-01Jacques, a young reporter, is in charge of covering the International Youth Meeting in Warsaw. He falls in love with a young participant, Mireille, wh…
Une vie perdueMusic1933-09-08A jealous young woman murders her husband’s mistress. A notorious scoundrel is accused of the crime. When, seized with remorse, the young woman goes t…
Les deux coquinesSound1969-02-28
Klokslag TwaalfMusic1936-11-05On his wedding day, mere hours before the statute of limitations for his crimes expires, revengeful mobsters abduct former criminal Jean Verdier. The …
De Man Zonder HartMusic1937-04-23When his colleague presents him with (forged) evidence of his wife Sylvette’s unfaithfulness, factory owner Jean Sourdier kills him in a fit of rage. …
The AdventurerMusic1934-12-28A scandalised Frenchman returns from Africa where he has been involved in illegal trading of mines (resulting in the deaths of many African miners). H…
The Man in the Hispano-SuizaSound1933-03-24The almost financially ruined French gentleman Gaston Dewalter spends several days in Biarritz before going off in the Hispano-Suiza, a luxe car which…
Back Streets of ParisMusic1946-11-27Madame Rose runs a seedy hotel in a suburb of Paris. Strong-minded but without the least moral scruple, she once killed her husband whose honesty was …
Deadlier Than the MaleMusic1956-04-13In Les Halles, in the heart of Paris, the restaurateur André Chatelin, leads an uneventful life until the arrival from Marseille of Catherine, the da…
S. S. TenacityMusic1934-04-01Bastien and Ségard decide to leave France for Canada. They buy tickets aboard a rickety craft, the Tenacity, that never quite seems able to leave por…
Maria ChapdelaineMusic1934-12-14A young woman has three suitors on her father’s logging ranch on the Quebec frontier….
Le voyage imprévuMusic1935-12-31A husband orders his wife to recover a lost slipper. The wife enlists the aid of her friend, Beatrice (Betty Stockfield) to bring the slipper to her i…
The Man in the Hispano-SuizaMusic1933-03-24The almost financially ruined French gentleman Gaston Dewalter spends several days in Biarritz before going off in the Hispano-Suiza, a luxe car which…
La BanderaOriginal Music Composer1935-09-25Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets th…
Immortal FranceMusic1943-04-07The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussia…
Zanzabelle in ParisMusic1949-01-26In an animal school in the heart of Africa a giraffe wonders about the trip to Paris….
Quand minuit sonneraOriginal Music Composer1936-11-27A criminal is being blackmailed by his former accomplices. He does everything in his power to gain time because the statutory limitation for the crime…
L’homme sans coeurOriginal Music Composer1937-03-04Sentenced to 20 years after killing a colleague for revealing that his wife was unfaithful, Sourdier escapes hoping to kill the woman as well.He learn…
Je suis un mouchardMusic1953-04-17Mado loves Henry but is coveted by Bob Torquella, a dangerous gangster. The latter, mad with jealousy, is prepared to do everything to get rid of Henr…
The Crime of Monsieur LangeOriginal Music Composer1936-01-24A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the Belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police’s description: his name is Amedee …

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