Symphony No. 11 (Milhaud)

The Symphony No. 11, Op. 384, nicknamed Romantique, is a work for orchestra by French composer Darius Milhaud. The piece was written in 1960 on a joint commission from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Public Library, and received its premiere under conductor Paul Kletzki.[1]

Milhaud's Eleventh Symphony is a three-movement work with a total running time of about 19 minutes. The titles of the movements, as descriptive of their character as of tempo, are as follows:

  1. Intense (approx. 4'20")
  2. Méditatif (approx. 9'30")
  3. Emporté (approx. 5'15")

This symphony is published by Heugel & Cie. Recordings of this symphony include a 1995 all-digital recording by Alun Francis and the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Basel, part of a boxed set of Milhaud's Symphonies No. 1-12 on CPO.


  1. Schulz, Reinhard. Darius Milhaud Symphonies 10-12 (CD liner notes)|format= requires |url= (help). CPO, 1996. pp. 9–10.
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