Darius Milhaud: Machines agricoles

Darius Milhaud Machines agricoles
Machines agricoles

Darius Milhaud: Machines agricoles

Opus:
op. 56
Year of composition:
1919
Scored for:
for medium voice, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass
Composer:
Darius Milhaud
Text author:
Anonymus
Original language:
French
Translator:
Rudolf Stephan Hoffmann
Soloists:
medium voice
Instrumentation details:
piccolo (+fl)
clarinet in Bb
bassoon
violin
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Table of contents:
La Moissonneuse Espigadora
La Faucheuse
La Lieuse
La Déchaumeuse=Semeuse=Enfouisseuse (Samendrillmaschine)
La Fouilleuse=Draineuse
La Faneuse
Duration:
12’
Dedication:
siehe Inhaltsverzeichnis
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Work introduction

“Thanks to the latest technological improvements, lawnmowers have become robust and practical machines”, said one agricultural machinery exhibition in 1913. Darius Milhaud used texts from this exhibition in his 6 pastoral songs Machines agricoles, although the music has no hint of irony or distance. Rather, it owes much to the simple elegance and blithely earnest naturalness of the “beauty of these great colourful metal insects” (Milhaud). 

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Machines agricoles

Darius Milhaud: Machines agricoles

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for medium voice, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass , 12’

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