Symphony No. 8 (Milhaud)
The Symphony No. 8, Op. 362, subtitled Rhôdanienne, is a work for orchestra by French composer Darius Milhaud. The piece was written in 1957 on a commission from the University of California. Its four programmatic movements paint a musical landscape of the course of the Rhone River.
Milhaud's Eighth Symphony has a total running time of about 22 minutes. The titles of the movements, as descriptive of their character as of tempo, are as follows:
- Avec mystère et violence (approx. 5'25")
- Avec sérénité et nochalence (approx. 7'25")
- Avec emportement (approx. 4'30")
- Rapide et majestueux (approx. 4'50")
This symphony is published by Heugel & Cie.
- a stereo recording of the composer conducting the orchestra of French Radio, re-released in 2003 on the Apex label
- 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
- Schulz, Reinhard. Darius Milhaud Symphonies 7-9 (CD liner notes). CPO, 2000. pp. 10–11.