Darius Milhaud. French composer (1892-1974) of French Sephardic descent. One of the more prominent composers to come out of the group known as 'Les Six'. Due to the exigencies of WWII he emigrated to the United States where he took up residence teaching at Mills College in California. He was a very prolific composer over the span of his very long life, as well as having been an active teacher of composition. He is well known for his many chamber works and for the myriad of compositions he wrote on Jewish themes, most notably the opera, 'David' op 320, 1953 & premiered in Jerusalem in 1954.
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