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Darius Milhaud (September 4, 1892 – June 22, 1974) was a French composer and teacher. He was a member of Les Six - also known as the Groupe des Six - and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century.

Born to a Jewish family in Aix-en-Provence, Milhaud studied in Paris at the Paris Conservatory where he met his fellow group members Arthur Honegger and Germaine Tailleferre. He studied composition under Charles Widor and harmony and counterpoint with André Gédalge. In… read more

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  • Avatar for spacedoll
    You guys are so funny.
  • Avatar for consommateur
    Fun fact : Milhaud invented breakdancing AND beatboxing
  • Avatar for lelusio
    Interesting that such a fat guy wrote such good ballets...[4]
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    Fun fact: Milhaud was one of the first people to use the turntable as a musical instrument - way back in 1920!
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    I take interest in his solo piano works.
  • Avatar for zrsullivan
    Imagine the effort it took to cultivate that gut. Bear in mind, he lived a generation before dollar loaves of nutrient-stripped bread. I reckon Milhaud followed a diet similar to De Niro preparing for his role as fat LaMotta. Finest french pastries, cheeses, & wine. Meanwhile, his ear for timbre & rhythm is divine!
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  • Avatar for ACS360
    Interesting that such a fat guy wrote such good ballets...[3]
  • Avatar for emaskye
    the orchestration of saudades do brasil makes me feel ridiculously happy
  • Avatar for Equality7-2521
    Interesting that such a fat guy wrote such good ballets...[2]

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