Milhaud: From Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit

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Milhaud created his own style where he has added in the ballets L’Homme et son Desir (1918), Le Boeuf sur le toit (1919), and La Creation du monde (1923). He also composed incidental music for Claudel’s Protee (1920) and for Claudel’s tragedies Agamemnon (1913), Choephores (1915), and Les Eumenides (1917-22). His other operas are Christophe Colomb (1930), Le Pauvre Matelot (1926), David (1954) and Medee (1939).
He uses many characteristics in his music such as bitonality and polychords.

One of the popular classics of his early works, is the symphonic ballet Le Boeuf sur le toit, which was inspired by his time spent in Brazil during 1917-18 where he developed a sense of belonging and love for the country. This piece was composed in 1919 and
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