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Milhaud, Darius

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1974 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Composers

1892 – Born on September 4th in Aix-en Provence, France. A principal French composer of the 20th century known especially for his development of polytonality (simultaneous use of different keys).

1918 – On his return to Paris, Milhaud was for a time in the circle of Jean Cocteau and a member of the diverse group of French composers known as Les Six.

1925 – Married to Madeline on May 4th.

1940 – Was a professor in Mills College in Oakland, California.

1947 – A professor in Paris Conservatoire.

1974 – Died on June 22nd in Geneva, Switzerland.