“Autumn Leaves” is a very popular song, recorded. Originally a 1945 French song “Dead leaves” (literally “Dead Leaves”), with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, the songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics in English in 1947. Jo Stafford was among the first to realize this release. Autumn Leaves has become an emerging standard, and a jazz standard in both languages, both instrumental and a singer. Yves Montand presented “dead leaves” in the year 1946 for the film Les Portes de la Nuit. French singer Edith Piaf made two in French and English versions of this song on the radio program “The Big Show,” December 24, 1950.  The film Autumn Leaves (1956) with Joan Crawford appears the song, sung by Nat King Cole in the title sequence. French composer Serge Gainsbourg tribute to this song on his own song “Canción de Prévert”.  is.
Joseph Kosma (22 October 1905-7 August 1969) was a Hungarian composer and French, of Jewish origin. József Kozma Kosma was born in Budapest, where his parents taught shorthand and typing. He had a brother, Akos. The family of a mother was a photographer László Moholy-Nagy, and another relative was the director Georg Solti. He began playing piano at age 5, and later took piano lessons. At the age of 11 years, wrote his first opera, Christmas in the trenches. After completing his studies at the Gymnasium Franz-Josef attended the Budapest Academy of Music where he studied with Leo Weiner. He also studied with Bela Bartok at the Liszt Academy. He earned a degree in composition and conducting. He won a scholarship to study in Berlin in 1928. There he met Lilli Apel, another musician, he later married. Kosma also met and studied with Hanns Eisler Berlin. He also met Helene Weigel and Bertolt Brecht. Kosma and his wife emigrated to Paris in 1933.Eventually, he met Jacques Prévert, who introduced him to Jean Renoir. During the Second World War and the occupation of France, had been under house arrest in Kosma.
Autumn Leaves (ver. 1) by Joseph Kosma – Free Piano Sheet