Darius Milhaud

1892 (Aix-en-Provence, France) – 1974 (Geneva)

Lunel was a schoolmate. Milhaud met Honegger, Auric, Ibert and Tailleferre as a student in Paris, where Widor and d’Indy taught him. He was an attaché in Rio with his lifelong friend Claudel, and set some of his work to music. He collaborated with Léger, Cendrars and Lifar, was friends with Cocteau and (for life) with Poulenc, admired Schoenberg, another lasting friend, and helped sort through Satie’s jumble of possessions following his death. Poulenc, Durey, Honegger, Tailleferre and Auric were fellow-members of les Six, and Stockhausen, Reich, Xenakis, Brubeck, Glass, Subotnick and Bacharach among his students.