Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit, Op. 58
(1 Piano 4 Hands)
Darius Milhaud - Dover Publications Inc.
In 1920 a farce by Jean Cocteau, "Le boeuf sur le toit" ("The Ox on the Roof"), debuted in Paris. Its music, originally scored for small orchestra, consisted of popular Brazilian tunes assembled by Darius Milhaud. Later that year, Milhaud published a piano four-hand version of the score subtitled "Cinema-Symphony on South American Tunes." This inexpensive edition of the score, reproduced from an authoritative and hard-to-find source, features a new introduction by Brazilian musicologist Manoel Aranha Correa do Lago.