1892 – Darius Milhaud was born on 4th September in Aix-en-Provence into a merchant family.
1899 – takes first violin lessons.
1905 – first compositions.
1909 – begins his musical training under Paul Dukas (orchestra), André Gédalge (counterpoint), Charles Marie Widor (composition) and Vincent d´Indy (orchestra conducting) at the Paris Conservatoire.
1912 – meets the poet Paul Claudel with whom he has a life-long friendship and artistic co-operation
1917 – 1st Symphony for small orchestra op. 43.
1917/1918 – the composer accompanies the ambassador Paul Claudel to Rio de Janeiro as attaché. He gets acquainted with Brazilian folklore and popular music which have a [...]