The Old Print Shop

Darius Milhaud.

  • ARTIST: Ilse Schreiber Noll

  • MEDIUM: Woodcut,

    DATE: 2003.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 10. Image size 31 x 8 1/2" (78.7 x 21.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed "5/10."<br><br> Darius Milhaud (September 4, 1892 – June 22, 1974) was a French composer and teacher. His music compositions are influenced by jazz and make use of polytonality. Born in Marseilles to a Jewish family from Aix-en-Provence, Milhaud began as a violinist, later turning to composition instead. Milhaud studied at the Paris Conservatory where he met his fellow group members, Arthur Honegger and Germaine Tailleferre. He studied composition under Charles Widor and harmony and counterpoint with André Gedalge. He also studied privately with Vincent d'Indy.<br><br> From 1917 to 1919 he served as secretary to Paul Claudel the eminent poet and dramatist who was then the French ambassador to Brazil and with whom Milhaud collaborated for many years - setting music for many of Claudel's poems and plays. The rise of Nazism forced Milhaud and his family to leave France in 1940 and emigrate to the United States. He secured a teaching post at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he continued to compose music.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Inscribed "5/10."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.