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dc.contributor.other Darius Milhaud es
dc.contributor.other Radio-Sinfonieorchester Basel es
dc.contributor.other Alun Francis es
dc.coverage.spatial Basel, Switzerland. es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-25T14:24:11Z
dc.date.available 1998
dc.date.available 2012-09-25T14:24:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2329
dc.description.abstract One of the more prolific composers of the twentieth century, Darius Milhaud was born to a Jewish family in southern France during the last decade of the nineteenth century. He learned the violin as a youth. Studies at the Paris Conservatoire from age 17 on gave the young composer opportunity to work with some of the most prominent French composers and theorists of the day, including Charles Marie Widor, Vincent d'Indy and André Gedalge, and allowed him to focus on developing his skills as a pianist. While serving as an attaché at the French delegation in Rio de Janeiro during the First World War, Milhaud began a long and fruitful association with poet Paul Claudel (who was at that time a Minister at the delegation), several of whose plays Milhaud would go on to provide with incidental music (Proteé, 1919; L'annonce fait à Marie, 1934) and who, in turn, would supply libretti for many of Milhaud's compositions (e.g. the opera Christophe Colomb of 1928). After returning to Paris in 1919 Milhaud was adopted into the circle of "Les Six," a group of progressive French composers brought together under the guidance of Jean Cocteau. However, like any such artificial collection, Les Six was quick to dissolve, and during the 1920s Milhaud adopted an assortment of new musical influences (notably jazz, which the composer first discovered during a trip to the U.S. in 1922, and which features prominently in much of his subsequent music). Milhaud composed, performed, and taught ceaselessly during the 1920s and 1930s, only abandoning his homeland in late 1939 after all hope of resisting the German advance vanished. Settling in the United States, Milhaud accepted a teaching position with Mills College in Oakland, California, and continued to compose prolifically. From 1947 he combined his American teaching duties with a similar position at the Paris Conservatoire, remaining at both institutions until 1971, when his poor health forced him into retirement (Milhaud had suffered from a serious, paralyzing rheumatic condition since the 1920s; in later years he was only mobile through the use of a wheelchair). He died in Switzerland three years later. Milhaud's musical output is impressive, both in terms of quantity and quality. The numbers alone are staggering for a twentieth century composer: nine operas, 12 ballets, 12 symphonies (in addition to six chamber symphonies), six piano concertos (one of them a double concerto), 18 string quartets, and about 400 other compositions in almost every conceivable form and instrumentation. The most frequently discussed feature of his musical language is polytonality (the simultaneous use of multiple tonal centers), though Milhaud was familiar with and fluent in any number of twentieth century "techniques." A skillful contrapuntist, Milhaud composed two string quartets (Nos. 14 and 15, both from 1949) which may also be performed simultaneously as an octet. © Blair Johnston, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 4-- Symphony No. 7 op. 344 ; Animé, Grave, Vif-- Symphony No. 8 op. 362 (Rhodanienne) ; Avec mystère et violence, Avec sérénitéet nonchalence, Avec emportement, Rapide et majestueux-- Symphony No. 9 op. 380 ; Modérement animé, Lente et sombre, Alerta et vigoreux. es
dc.format.extent 61 : 37 min. es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (61 min., 37 seg) : Stereo ; 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso de es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M. Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 761203965625 es
dc.subject.lcsh Symphonies ; Te Deum laudamus (Musique) es
dc.title The Complete Symphonies es
dc.language.rfc3066 ger es
dc.identifier.classification 761203916627 es
dc.subject.cdu Mil.03 es


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1. Symphony No. 7 op. 344-Animé.mp3 3:38 2.490Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
2. Symphony No. 7 op. 344-Grave.mp3 8:54 6.099Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
3. Symphony No. 7 op. 344-Vif.mp3 7:15 4.966Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
4. Symphony No. ... ec mystère et violence.mp3 5:28 3.750Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
5. Symphony No. ... sérénitéet nonchalence.mp3 7:30 5.137Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
6. Symphony No. 8 op. 362-Avec emportement.mp3 4:29 3.076Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
7. Symphony No. 8 op. 362-Rapide et majesteux.mp3 4:53 3.344Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
8. Symphony No. 9 op. 380-Modérement animé.mp3 5:06 3.497Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
9. Symphony No. 9 op. 380-Lente et sombre.mp3 9:13 6.322Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
10. Symphony No. 9 op. 380-Alerte et vigoureux.mp3 4:44 3.246Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
Symphony No. 7 op. 344-Completo.wav 397.4Mb WAV audio Wav
Symphony No. 8 op. 362-Completo.wav 22:12 224.0Mb WAV audio Wav
Symphony No. 9 op. 380-Completo.wav 18:58 191.3Mb WAV audio Wav

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