Music: Cortege Hollandais

In post-World War I Paris, music, like politics, nearly foundered in a sea of talk. Talkiest was a group called "The Six." "The Six" talked more than they composed, got the Left Bank dizzy with conversation. As the years passed the one woman member of "The Six," GermaineTailleferre,got married; another member, Louis Durey, gave up both composing and talking. But two of them actually got around to a large batch of serious composing. One of these was a Swiss, Arthur Honegger—famed for his symphonic imitation of a train (Pacific 231)—the other was Darius Milhaud who, in 1921, scandalized Paris by setting...

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