Milhaud, Darius. (1892–1974) & Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)

Original Photograph

Original 1936 snapshot of the prolific French composer and the great conductor together in Les Baux-de-Provence. The two were acquainted for many years, with Milhaud a frequent guest conductor at the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra during Monteux's tenure there; Milhaud also composed a special piece for Monteux's eightieth birthday in 1955! The two are seen relaxing in deck chairs outside; on the verso, an unidentified hand dates the picture to August 1936. A slightly blurred image but otherwise in fine condition. 2.25 x 3.5 inches (5.8 x 8.7 cm). From the estate of Monteux's daughter, Nancie Monteux Barendse. (13785)

Unsigned Photograph
Classical Music