Symphony No. 9 (Milhaud)

The Symphony No. 9, Op. 380, is a work for orchestra by French composer Darius Milhaud. The piece was written in 1959 for the Fort Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Mario di Bonaventura.[1]

Milhaud's Ninth 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. Modérement animé (approx. 5'10")
  2. Lent et sombre (approx. 9'10")
  3. Alerte et vigoureux (approx. 4'45")

This symphony is published by Heugel & Cie. Recordings of this symphony include a 1993 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 7-9 (CD liner notes)|format= requires |url= (help). CPO, 2000. pp. 10–11.
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