Yale University Library


OHAM: Darius Milhaud on Ives


Darius Milhaud

with Vivian Perlis


July 25, 1970

Side a                                                                                                                     pp. 1-14

Importance of Provence in Milhaud's life -- anecdote about Rostropovich and Shostakovich -- L'Enclos -- friendship with Hindemith -- Mills College composers: Cage, Harrison, Kirchner, Berio -- more on Provence and childhood -- Paris and Paul Claudel -- Brazil with Claudel -- marriage in 1935 -- musical training with Xavier Leroux and André Gédalge -- Robert Schmitz and Charles Ives -- neglected composers: Ives, Satie, Koechlin, Varèse -- commission to write work about St. Louis.

Side b                                                                                                                   pp. 14-26

more on Varèse -- Poulenc and Milhaud visit Schönberg, Berg, Webern -- opinions on Copland -- "Les Six" -- more on Satie -- Honegger -- Cocteau -- critics -- Stravinsky -- meeting Debussy -- more on Robert Schmitz -- electronic music and computer music -- popular music and hippie movement -- Maeght Foundation -- more on Mills and family -- American vs. European university life.