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 (mē-yō′), Darius 1892-1974.
French composer who experimented with polytonality and jazz styles. His works include operas, ballets, symphonies, and chamber music.
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(French mijo)
(Biography) Darius (darjys). 1892–1974, French composer; member of Les Six. A notable exponent of polytonality, his large output includes operas, symphonies, ballets, string quartets, and songs
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(miˈyoʊ, miˈoʊ)

Darius, 1892–1974, French composer, in U.S. from 1940.
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Darius Milhaud's jazzy Concerto No.1 goes with a swing and two transcribed encores - Offenbach's Les larmes de Jaqueline and Massenet's Meditation from Thais - complete a finely played and recorded disc which is recommended - if you can find it.
Apart from Mozart (Austrian), the audience will hear works by Khachaturian (Russian/Armenian), the 19th century violinist Sivori (Italian), Bartok (Hungarian), Milhaud (French) and Menotti (Italian).
On December 4, clarinettist Orfeas Hiratos presents a programme with works by famous French composers (Darius Milhaud, Paul Taffanel, Francis Poulenc, Jacques Ibert) and an excerpt from the album Gioconda's Smile by the Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis.
She will be accompanied on the piano by Zeynep Ozsuca and they are including the Milhaud Scaramouche which was such a great success at the prom.
Saxophonist Jess Gillam, 20, wowed the Royal Albert Hall audience earlier this month with the piece, Scaramouche, by Darius Milhaud.
The band, conducted by Michael Hanes, director of bands emeritus at SIU, will perform "A Festival Prelude" by Alfred Reed, "Madurodam," a concert suite by Johan de Meij, "Lawrence of Arabia" by Maurice Jarre, "American River Songs" by Pierre La Plante, and movements from "Suite Francaise" by Darius Milhaud. The band also will perform the "March of the Belgian Paratroopers" and "Hands Across the Sea" by John Philip Sousa.
In Fall 2015 the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University acquired the Darius Milhaud Society collection from the estate of its founder, Katherine Warne.
The first significant examples of classical/jazz fusion, however, emerged after 1920, including Milhaud's La Creation dumonde, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo, and, as Mawer argues, Kind of Blue, a collaboration between Bill Evans and Miles Davis that is the best-selling jazz album in history.
Again, the parameters are expanded a bit here to include a composer who spent much time in America, Darius Milhaud. Indeed, he is included in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music!
Minneapolis, MN, September 11, 2015 --( Metamorphosis Opera Theater will present its first fully staged opera, Medee by Darius Milhaud, on Sept 18th and 19th at 7:30pm.
Violinist Rebecca Howell and clarinetist Matthew Wilsher will be accompanied by John Grundy on piano for a concert featuring works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Wieniawski, Bernstein, Weber and Milhaud. Tea and cakes available from 2.15pm, performance at 3pm, tickets PS3, under 12s free.