Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-09-04
Death 1974-06-22
Gender:
Male
French
German, English, French, Hebrew

Biographical notes:

Milhaud was born in France, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1940. He was then a professor at Mills College, in Oakland, Calif., from 1940 to 1971.

From the description of Darius Milhaud music, programs, and photograph collection, 1954-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70977481

Madeleine Milhaud was Darius's wife; they married in 1925.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, ca. 1921-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863948

Composer.

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1951 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871996

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux and Doris Monteux, 1942 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871961

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph card to Pierre Monteux, 1939 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871944

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph card to Pierre Monteux, 1941 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871958

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1951 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871993

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1943 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871965

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1940 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871955

From the description of Unidentified letter found with Milhaud letters, 1958 Oct. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319872005

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1944 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871970

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1940 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871952

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Doris Monteux, 1950 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871989

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1944 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871975

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letters to Pierre Monteux, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319872014

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1945 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871985

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1943 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871966

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph card to Pierre Monteux, 1940 Aug. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871951

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux and Doris Monteux, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319872008

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Doris Monteux, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319872010

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1944 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871980

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1946 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871987

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1944 Aug. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319871982

From the description of Darius Milhaud autograph letter to Pierre Monteux, 1951 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319872002

French composer.

From the description of Fantaisie Pastorale / pour piano et orchestre / Darius Milhaud / Paris 1938. 1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567175

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 5 July 1927, to an unidentified recipient, 1927 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582534

From the description of Autograph letter signed : L'Enclos, Aixe-en-Provence, [n.d., spring 1940], to [Henri René Lenormand?], [n.d., 1940 spring?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582525

From the description of Autograph letters signed (12) and autograph postal card signed, dated : Oakland (Ca.), Santa Barbara (Ca.) [and n.p.], 1948-49 [and n.d.], to Eugene Weintraub at Leeds Music Corporation in New York, 1948-1949 [and n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582530

From the description of Trois Poèmes. / Jean Cocteau. Dec. 1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567181

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Oakland (Ca.), [1945], to [Alma Mahler], 1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582528

From the description of C'était affreux. ... Francis Jammes. 14 Février 1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567177

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582539

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, [24 January 1952], to Comte Etienne de Beaumont, 1952 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582517

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Oakland (Ca.), [n.d.], to [Maryna Kaston], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582522

From the description of Autograph note on his and Mme Milhaud's visiting card, dated : [Paris, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899332

Alexander Smallens was a Russian-born American conductor. He accompanied the Anna Pavlova Ballet Company on a tour to South America (1915-1916) and worked on the staffs of the Boston Opera, Chicago Opera, Philadelphia Opera, and Philadelphia Orchestra. From 1947 to 1950 he was music director of Radio City Music Hall, New York. For many summers he conducted concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. He conducted the premiere of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in Boston in 1935 and later took it on tour in the United States and Europe.

From the guide to the Alexander Smallens papers, ca. 1900-1970, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Darius Milhaud was a prolific French composer.

He was born in Aix-en-Provence on September 4, 1892. As a child he improvised melodies at the piano and soon took up the violin. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1909, studying the violin with Berthelier, ensemble with Lefèvre, harmony with Leroux, counterpoint with André Gédalge, composition and fugue with Charles-Marie Widor, and conducting with Vincent d'Indy. He received first "accessit" in violin and counterpoint, and second in fugue, winning the Prix Lepaulle for composition.

Milhaud went on to become one of the noted composed named "Les Six" because of their modernistic impact on France during the 1920s.

There are numerous reference works that provide ample biographical information on his life.

From the guide to the [Selections] / Darius Milhaud, 1910-1920, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

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  • Songs (High voice) with piano
  • Motion picture music--Piano scores
  • Songs (medium voice) with piano
  • Oboe with instrumental ensemble--Scores
  • Cantatas, Sacred--Vocal scores with piano
  • Cantatas--Sacred--Scores
  • Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores
  • Izler Solomon Collection
  • Synagogue music--Sabbath services
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  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Psalms (Music)--122nd Psalm
  • Concertos (Percussion with chamber orchestra)--Scores
  • Concertos (Violoncello)--Parts (solo)
  • Ballet--Scores and parts
  • Symphonies--Scores
  • Ballets--Scores
  • Jews--Music
  • Quartets (Percussion, viola)--Scores
  • Nonets (Bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, percussion, trombone, trumpet, violin, violoncello)--Scores and parts
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Parts
  • Ballets--Piano scores (4 hands)
  • Ballets--Vocal scores with piano
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Piano music--Juvenile
  • Sacred songs (High voice) with organ
  • String trios--Scores
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
  • Opera
  • Musical sketches
  • Opera--Scores
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Sextets (Piano, clarinet, flute, percussion, violin, violoncello)--Scores
  • Trios (Piano, violins (2))--Scores and parts
  • Piano with orchestra--2-piano scores
  • Viola with instrumental ensemble--Scores and parts (solo)
  • Suites (Piano)
  • Violin music (Violins (2))--Scores
  • Songs with piano
  • Suites (Saxophone with orchestra), Arranged--Scores
  • Choruses, Sacred (Men's voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied

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