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Darius Milhaud Society

A guide for those interested in Darius Milhaud, the Darius Milhaud Society, or its founder, Katherine Warne.

Darius Milhaud

Milhaud, Darius; 1892-1974

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."

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CSU and the Darius Milhaud Society Collection

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.

Darius Milhaud

Visiting the Milhauds

Igor Stravinsky (left) and Nadia Boulanger (right) visiting the Milhauds at Mills, October 1944

Milhaud in Oakland

Milhaud at home in Oakland, 1950 (photo: Imogen Cunningham)

Milhaud's 60th Birthday

Milhaudā€™s 60th birthday party at Mills, 1952.

Milhaud Supports Artists

Milhaud replies to a French professor who had asked him to intervene on his behalf. Scan courtesy of Marty Jourard