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Milhaud was born in Aix-en-Provence and studied in Paris under Charles Widor and Vincent d'Indy. Befriended with Erik Satie many years before the Groupe des Six existed, he was the only one of that Group never to have disagreements with that composer.
From 1947-1971 he taught alternate years at Mills and the Paris Conservatoire, until poor health, which caused him to use a wheelchair during the last years of his life (beginning sometime before 1947), caused him to retire.
Notable students of Milhaud:
Milhaud composed prolifically, and his noted works include Le Boeuf sur le Toit (ballet), La Création du Monde (jazz), Scaramouche (2-piano suite), Saudades do Brazil (dance suite), and Notes Without Music (an autobiography).
- Darius Milhaud 1892–1974 by Ronald Crichton. Musical Times, August 1974.
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