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Darius Milhaud - Une Vie Heureuse [10-CD Set]


Release Date: 04/22/2014 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 634844   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Michel BéroffJean-Philippe CollardNoel LeeChristian Ivaldi,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinGeorges PrêtreGeorges TzipineDarius Milhaud,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National OrchestraMonte Carlo Philharmonic OrchestraOrchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Distinctively French, yet cosmopolitan in his personal and artistic horizons, Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) was adventurous, prominent, and prolific. A pupil of Dukas and d'Indy, he became a member of Les Six and a distinguished teacher in the United States and France. His students in the US included jazz musician Dave Brubeck and songwriter Burt Bacharach.

This 10-CD anthology offers a voyage of discovery around his vast and scintillating output of orchestral, instrumental and vocal music; performed by Milhaud himself, a peerless array of French musicians, and such figures as Bernstein, Rostropovich, Fischer-Dieskau, and Celibidache.
Distinctively French, yet cosmopolitan in his personal and artistic horizons, Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) was adventurous, prominent, and prolific. A pupil of Dukas and d'Indy, he became a member of Les Six and a distinguished teacher in the United States and France. His students in the US included jazz musician Dave Brubeck and songwriter Burt Bacharach.

This 10-CD anthology offers a voyage of discovery around his vast and scintillating output of orchestral, instrumental and vocal music; performed by Milhaud himself, a peerless array of French musicians, and such figures as Bernstein, Rostropovich, Fischer-Dieskau, and Celibidache. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
2. La création du monde, Op. 81 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
3. Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 7, Corcovado by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
4. Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 9, Sumaré by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
5. Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 8, Tijuca by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
6. Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 11, Larenjeiras by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
7. Le carnaval d'Aix, Op. 83b by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; France 
8. Suite française, Op. 248 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
9. Paris for 4 Pianos, Op. 284 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano), Noel Lee (Piano), Michel Béroff (Piano),
Christian Ivaldi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
10. Suite provençale, Op. 152b by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; France 
11. Symphony no 2, Op. 247 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Georges Tzipine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
12. Symphony no 4, Op. 281 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
13. Symphony no 8, Op. 362 "Rhodanienne" by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; France 
14. Le carnaval d'Aix, Op. 83b by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Claude Helffer (Piano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; France 
Date of Recording: 1991-92 
Venue:  Radio France, Paris, France 
Length: 17 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15. Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 127 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Claude Helffer (Piano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
Date of Recording: 1991-92 
Venue:  Radio France, Paris, France 
Length: 12 Minutes 17 Secs. 
16. Concerto for Piano no 4, Op. 295 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Claude Helffer (Piano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
Date of Recording: 1991-92 
Venue:  Radio France, Paris, France 
Length: 19 Minutes 26 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Harp, Op. 323 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Frédérique Cambreling (Harp)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Lyon, France 
Length: 22 Minutes 23 Secs. 
18. Etudes (5) for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 63 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Claude Helffer (Piano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Date of Recording: 1991-92 
Venue:  Radio France, Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 44 Secs. 
19. Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 61 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Claude Helffer (Piano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Date of Recording: 1991-92 
Venue:  Radio France, Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Cello no 1, Op. 136 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
21. Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone, Op. 278 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Peter Sadlo (Marimba/Vibraphone)
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
22. Concerto for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Op. 394 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Diego Masson (Percussion), Genevieve Joy (Piano), J. Robin Bonneau (Piano),
Jean-Charles François (Percussion), Jean-Claude Casadesus (Percussion), Jean-Pierre Drouet (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
23. Caramel Mou, Op. 68 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
24. Tango des Fratellini by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
25. Scaramouche, Op. 165b by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Christian Ivaldi (Piano), Noel Lee (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
26. Le bal martiniquais, Op. 249 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Christian Ivaldi (Piano), Noel Lee (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
27. Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jacques Février (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
28. Le printemps for Piano by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jacques Février (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1920; France 
29. Romances sans paroles (4) for Piano by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jacques Février (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
30. L'automne, Op. 115 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jacques Février (Piano)
31. Quartet for Strings no 12, Op. 252 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Franco Rossi (Cello), Paolo Borciani (Violin), Elisa Pegreffi (Violin),
Piero Farulli (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1954 
Venue:  Basilica, Milan, Italy 
Length: 15 Minutes 55 Secs. 
32. Quartet for Strings no 14, Op. 291 no 1 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parrenin String Quartet
33. Quartet for Strings no 15, Op. 291 no 2 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parrenin String Quartet
34. Octet for Strings, Op. 291 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parrenin String Quartet,  Bernède Quartet
35. Sonata for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Piano, Op. 47 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Francois Meyer (Oboe),
Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
36. Sonatina for Flute and Piano, Op. 76 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
37. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Op. 40 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin), Alexander Lonquich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
38. Suite for Ondes Martenot and Piano, Op. 120c by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jeanne Loriod (Ondes Martenot)
39. Sonatina for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 221b by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris String Trio
40. Trio for Strings, Op. 274 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris String Trio
41. La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra WInd Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
42. Esquisses (4) for Wind Quintet, Op. 227b: Madrigal by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra WInd Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
43. Esquisses (4) for Wind Quintet, Op. 227b: Pastoral by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra WInd Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
44. Les deux cités, Op. 170 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stéphane Caillat Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
45. Cantate de la Paix, Op. 166 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stéphane Caillat Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
46. Quatrains valaisans, Op. 206 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stéphane Caillat Vocal Ensemble
47. Les rêves de Jacob, Op. 294 by Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists
48. Sonnets composés au secret (6), for chorus or vocal quartet, Op. 266 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  John Alldis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vocal Group Of France
Period: Modern 
Written: 1946 
49. Médée, Op. 191: Chers Corinthiens by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Patrick Fournillier
50. Poèmes juifs, Op. 34 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Jane Bathori (Mezzo Soprano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; France 
51. Bolivar: Chansons de négresse, Op. 148b by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Irwin Gage (Piano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; France 
52. La création du monde, Op. 81 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of 19 Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris 
Length: 14 Minutes 48 Secs. 
53. Scaramouche, Op. 165b by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Darius Milhaud (Piano), Marcelle Meyer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Date of Recording: 12/06/1938 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 
54. Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Champs-Élysées Theater Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1958 
Venue:  Theatre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Length: 15 Minutes 9 Secs. 
55. Les songes, Op. 124 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
56. Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 127 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Marguerite Long (Piano)
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
57. Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 12 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Marguerite Long (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
58. L'automne, Op. 115 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Marguerite Long (Piano)
59. Fontaines et Sources, Op. 352 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Janine Micheau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire
60. Cinéma-fantaisie sur "Le boeuf sur le toit" for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 58b by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jean Wiéner (Piano), René Benedetti (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Paris, France 
61. Les soirées de Pétrograd, Op. 55 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Darius Milhaud (Piano), Jane Bathori (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Paris, France 
62. Cantate nuptiale, Op. 168 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire
63. Chansons (4) de Ronsard, Op. 223 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
64. Les Quatre éléments, Op. 189 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Darius Milhaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire

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