Summary

'''Darius Milhaud''' (; 4 September 1892 - 22 June 1974) was a French composer and teacher. He was a member of ''Les Six''--also known as ''The Group of Six''--and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. His compositions are influenced by jazz and make use of polytonality. Darius Milhaud is to be counted among the modernist composers.[http://books.google.com/books?id=6Sehj8D3PqwC&pg=PA133&lpg=PA133&dq=%22Darius+Milhaud%22+%22Modernist+composer%22&source=bl&ots=HiRVZXEUle&sig=UIANNjbRW5gmUwiHSFSFZhC_2WI&hl=en&ei=lr98Tq2lEM-ftgflhJVj&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&sqi=2&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Darius%20Milhaud%22%20%22Modernist%20composer%22&f=false Reinhold Brinkmann & Christoph Wolff, ''Driven into Paradise: The Musical Migration from Nazi Germany to the United States''] (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1999), 133. ISBN 0-520-21413-7.