Darius Milhaud

1892 - 1974

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Darius Milhaud (French: [daʁjys mijo]; 4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. He was a member of Les Six—also known as The Group of Six—and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. His compositions are influenced by jazz and Brazilian music and make extensive use of polytonality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Darius Milhaud has received more than 359,320 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Darius Milhaud is the 145th most popular composer (down from 140th in 2019), the 622nd most popular biography from France (down from 604th in 2019) and the 26th most popular French Composer.

Darius Milhaud is most famous for his compositions for orchestra, chamber music, and opera.

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Among composers, Darius Milhaud ranks 145 out of 1,228Before him are Iannis Xenakis, Henry Mancini, Philip Glass, Kurt Weill, Johann Ambrosius Bach, and Scott Joplin. After him are Léonin, Michel Legrand, Marin Marais, Ottorino Respighi, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, and Édouard Lalo.

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Among people born in 1892, Darius Milhaud ranks 29Before him are Gregor Strasser, Ernst Lubitsch, Marina Tsvetaeva, George Paget Thomson, Robert Ritter von Greim, and Edward Victor Appleton. After him are Mátyás Rákosi, Shirō Ishii, Erhard Milch, Arthur Friedenreich, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Erwin Panofsky. Among people deceased in 1974, Darius Milhaud ranks 17Before him are Baldur von Schirach, U Thant, Rudolf Dassler, Imre Lakatos, Duke Ellington, and Erich Kästner. After him are Jacob L. Moreno, Julius Evola, Otto Strasser, Miguel Ángel Asturias, David Oistrakh, and Louis Kahn.

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In France

Among people born in France, Darius Milhaud ranks 622 out of 5,234Before him are Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), Syagrius (430), Peter Waldo (1140), and William of Rubruck (1220). After him are Jacques Maritain (1882), Marie of Anjou (1404), Gabriel Tarde (1843), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Isabelle Huppert (1953), and Antoine-Jean Gros (1771).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Darius Milhaud ranks 26Before him are Pérotin (1160), Pierre Boulez (1925), Daniel Auber (1782), Maurice Jarre (1924), Paul Dukas (1865), and Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760). After him are Léonin (1135), Michel Legrand (1932), Marin Marais (1656), Édouard Lalo (1823), Philippe de Vitry (1291), and Francis Lai (1932).