Milhaud, Darius

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Sunday, September 4, 1892 in Aix-en-Provence, France

Died: Saturday, June 22, 1974 in Geneva, Switzerland

Nation of Origin: France

Major Works:

Ballet: La Création du Monde (1923)

Other Information:

Milhaud was a member of Les Six, a group of six composers (Auric, Durey, Honegger, Milhaud, Poulenc, and Tailleferre). Les Six were influenced by Satie and Cocteau.Milhaud's music made much use of polytonality.

General Bibliography:

Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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