Louis Toussaint Milandre

Louis-Toussaint Milandre (floruit ca. 1756 – ca. 1776) was a French composer, violinist, viol and viola d'amore player in the court chamber music of Louis XV of France.

Milandre's Méthode facile pour la viole d'amour (Easy Method for the Viola d'amore), published in 1771 (previously thought to be published in 1782), contains thorough information on viola d'amore technique, along with a selection of arrangements and compositions. The method remains an important pedagogical volume.

In 1776, Milandre was editor of L'année musicale, a Parisian musical journal.

Several composers including Louis van Waefelghem, Vadim Borisovsky and Willy Burmester have made arrangements and transcriptions of Milandre's works.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1800, Died January 1st, 1701

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-35118 10-in. 4/6/1926 Menuet Ben Stad Viola d'amour solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Milandre, Louis Toussaint," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104383.

Milandre, Louis Toussaint. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104383.

"Milandre, Louis Toussaint." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104383


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