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Composer: Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974)

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Year of birth1892
Year of death1974
NationalityFrance
Period20th century
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BudapestReitze Smits and the Budapest Saxophone Quartet

© Annelies van der Vegt
Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Milhaud
Reitze Smits; Budapest Saxophone Quartet

AugsburgSinfoniekonzert: Jazz

Ellington, Schnyder, Milhaud, Bernstein
Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg; Domonkos Héja

LondonFour Seasons – Lawrence Power & Collegium

© Giorgia Bertazzi
Piazzolla, Brahms, Schubert, Milhaud, Copland
Collegium; Simon Crawford-Phillips; Lawrence Power

KuhmoGallery of Mirrors

Sibelius, Escher, Schumann, Milhaud
Siljamari Heikinheimo; Abel Puustinen; Barbora Hilpo; James Wilson

LondonProm 75: Last Night of the Proms

Panufnik, Stanford, Parry, Milhaud, Rodgers, arr. Wood, Arne, Elgar, Traditional
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Jess Gillam; Gerald Finley; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus
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Musikdorf Ernen lights up the sky

Sally Beamish © Ashley Coombes
Nestled in the alps, Musikdorf Ernen’s chamber music festival concerts recently began its annual Kammermusik Plus weeks with works that showcased some extraordinary young talents.
****1
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A noisy rendition of The Guilty Mother

Jennifer Black (Rosine) © On Site Opera
The opera can be summed up by a line sung by the Countess in Act 4: “You’re killing her with all this noise.”
*1111
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Le Bœuf sur le toit: Roaring Twenties Paris

Marcela Roggeri © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Milhaud reported “a spirit of carefree gaiety reigned” in 1920s Paris, a spirit Marcela Roggeri and François Chaplin's varied programme aimed to evoke.
***11
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A moving double bill of French tragedy

Anne-Marie Loveday (Eurydice) and Alexey Gusev (Orphée) © RCS | Julie Howden
Music, singing and movement blend together in a powerfully moving double bill of French Tragedy, Les Malheurs d’Orphée and Le Vin herbé  at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.   
****1
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A feast of phenomenal pianism

Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen © Sim Canetty-Clarke
A remarkable evening of exceptionally fine pianism and inventive programming, featuring seven of the UK's leading pianists in rich and varied repertoire.
*****
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