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composer , conductor

Darius Milhaud, French composer, conductor. Member Academia Royale des Sciences et Lettres des Beaux Art de Belgique, Institut (Paris). Compositions include 18 string quartets, 8 sonatas, 3 symphonic suites, 12 symphonies, 6 chamber orchestra symphonies, 14 operas, 15 ballets, music for films, theaters.

Background

Milhaud, Darius was born on September 4, 1892 in Aix-en-Provence, France. Son of Gabriel and Sophie (Allatini) Milhaud.

Education

Student Conservatory of Music, Paris, 1910-1915.

Career

1 son, Daniel. Composer from 1912. Member Superior Council of French State Radio, 1935-1940. Member consultant committee French Opera Comique, 1936-1939.

Member Superior Council Conservatory of Music, Paris, 1937-1940. Professor of composition, Mills College, California, 1940-1971. Professor Conservatory of Music, Paris, 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer from 1912

    • member Superior Council of French State Radio, 1935-1940. Member consultant committee French Opera Comique, 1936-1939. Member Superior Council Conservatory of Music, Paris, 1937-1940.

      Professor of composition, Mills College, California, 1940-1971. Professor Conservatory of Music, Paris, 1947. Decorated grand officer Legion of Honor (France).

      Grand croix l’Ordre du Merite.

Membership

Member Academia Royale des Sciences et Lettres des Beaux Art de Belgique, Institut (Paris). Compositions include 18 string quartets, 8 sonatas, 3 symphonic suites, 12 symphonies, 6 chamber orchestra symphonies, 14 operas, 15 ballets, music for films, theaters.

Connections

Married Madeleine Milhaud, May 4, 1925.

father:
Gabriel Milhaud

mother:
Sophie (Allatini) Milhaud

spouse:
Madeleine Milhaud