According to Grove Music Online, the French composer Darius Milhaud "was associated with the avant garde of the 1920s, whose abundant production reflects all musical genres. A pioneer in the use of percussion, polytonality, jazz and aleatory techniques, his music allies lyricism with often complex harmonies. Though his sources of inspiration were many and varied, his music has compelling stylistic unity."
Founded by Katherine Warne in 1986, the Darius Milhaud Society was a musical organization designed to promote and preserve the music and legacy of French 20th century composer Darius Milhaud.
The Michael Schwartz Library serves as steward for the Darius Milhaud Society and Katherine Warne collections, which include photographs, programs, books, articles, correspondence, scores, and other materials. These materials can be found as digitized artifacts in Cleveland Memory, Special Collections material, material in the library's collection searchable in the catalog, and purchasable material related to Milhaud's life and memory in the library's repository, EngagedScholarship.