Darius Milhaud

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Birthday
4, 1892
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 22, 1974 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1892
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 22, 1974 (81)

About

French jazz-influenced modernist composer who rose to fame as a member of the group Les Six. His compositions make use of polytonality.

Before Fame

He studied violin when he was young, but shifted his focus to composition and studied at the Paris Conservatory.

Trivia

He also taught music at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Family Life

He married Madeleine Milhaud in 1925, and they had one son who was born in 1930.

Associated With

One of his students was songwriter Burt Bacharach.