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Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
(Article ID: 218 - republished on Sun 26/01/2020 from artissimo.gr)

NATIONALITY
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Darius Milhaud was French.

IN GENERAL
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Milhaud is an European composer which acted mainly during the years between the two world wars and had been one of the most important figures of "Neoclassicism", whose basic founder was Stravinsky, as well as member of the French team of "The Six" ("Les Six"). The supporters of Neoclassicism considered as essential ideas the return to the classic ideal (as a reaction to the exaggerations of post-romantic composers), the simplicity and the charm of the music flow and idea - all of these however adapted in a large extent to the particularities of our season (this is called : progress!). The musical output of Milhaud is very large and somehow unequal (from view of quality), but it covers a very large time period and includes a lot of tendencies and genres of Milhaud's era. For these reasons, it should be considered to have enough interest.

STYLE
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Milhaud's style can be characterized in some way as "multitonal" - that is to say a lot of ideas with different harmonic support and different sound densities are presented concurrently. Milhaud's music was progressively affected by elements of popular music and accepted influence from dancing and jazz genres and also incorporated music ideas from "cafes" and "music halls". All previous elements were involved in Milhaud's music in ways that are more or less found in all composers-supporters of "Neoclassicism". In general, Milhaud rejected several elements of classic tradition and used various other elements in a completely personal way.

WORKS
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Milhaud's work is very large and interesting : 16 operas, 14 ballets, 12 symphonies, 5 concerts for piano, 2 concerts for violin, 2 concerts for viola, 2 concerts for cello, 1 concert for flute, 18 string quartets, 3 violin sonatas, 2 sonatas for piano, various small pieces for piano, for piano and winds etc.




Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

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