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Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974)

Photograph

, signed "Milhaud". To "Marya Freund en souvenir du Pierrot Lunaire et le voyage en Pologne". 5.25" h x 3.25" w, decoratively matted with a total measurement of 11.25" h x 9.5" w. Laid down on larger card stock (not visible in mat). Tiny almost imperceptible crack in center of photograph, otherwise very good.
Youthful bust shot.
The Polish soprano Marya Freund was a close friend of many contemporary composers and performers, including Milhaud, Schoenberg, Poulenc, Ravel. In 1922, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud and Marya Freund went to Austria for performances of Pierrot Lunaire, and travelled on to Poland for the performance Milhaud refers to in his description. Shortly before this trip Freund had given the first performance in Paris of the Schoenberg with Milhaud conducting.
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