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Darius Milhaud
(1892 - 1974)

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1892 Born in Aix-en-Provence, France, 4 September, into a wealthy Jewish family
1899 Learns the violin and writes first musical compositions
1909 Enters Paris Conservatoire de Musique and is taught by composer Paul Dukas
1916 Travels to Brazil to work in the French government
1918 Returns to Paris and joins circle of French composers known as "Les Six"
1922 First visit to the U.S., on a concert tour
1923 Milhaud's jazz-inspired, all black ballet, La Création du monde, creates a sensation
1940 Nazi occupation of France forces him and his family to move to the U.S. Starts teaching at Mills College, Oakland, California
1947 Begins teaching at Paris Conservatoire as well
1971 Retires from Mills College
1974 Crippled with arthritis, dies in Geneva on 22 June
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