Composers who compose in an impressionistic style, a musical style that has been compared to "the dissolving of the surface in Impressionist painting through the use of numerous individual brush strokes." (Twentieth Century Music, by Robert P. Morgan)
Les Six were a group of French composers. They had met at the Paris Conservatoire and became close friends. They were: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), Arthur Honegger (1892-1955), Georges Auric (1899-1983), Germaine Tailleferre(1892-1983) and Louis Durey (1888-1979). They originally gave concerts together under the name "Les Nouveaux Jeunes" (The New Young People), but later changed their name to Les Six.