MILHAUD, DARIUS. (1892-1974). French composer of Le Boeuf sur le toit, La Creation du Monde and other 20th-century repertoire staples; a member of Les Six. AMusMsS. (“D. Milhaud”). 3pp. Folio. (11” x 13 ¼”). N.p., . In French. Three pages of a musical manuscript scored for first violin entitled Trois Chanson de Ronsard, totaling 156 measures for three of the four poems: “A une Fontaine (Mouvt. de Valse),” “A Cupidon (Modéré)” and “Dieu vous gard’ (Vif).”
One of the 20th century’s most prolific composers, Milhaud’s modernist works bear the influence of Brazilian popular music as well as jazz and make innovative use of polytonality. A student of Charles Widor and Vincent d’Indy as well as a member of Les Six, Milhaud’s pupils included Dave Brubeck, Burt Bacharach and Steve Reich.