At the end of Darius Milhaud's La Création du Monde, the violins have some harmonics notated that I can't quite figure out. I'm not a string player, and I'm wondering if the notation given here would be sufficiently clear for a modern violinist, or whether a different notation would be better. Here are the chords in question:
For the Violin I (upper) part, I think I've convinced myself that the notes are straight octave harmonics. So the first note involves lightly touching the G string at its midpoint and the second involves lightly touching the D string at its midpoint. Both notes would sound as written.
The Violin II (lower) part is what confuses me. Are the Ds supposed to be fingered as D4s on the G string (i.e., string IV), sounding at D5? Or is there some way to produce a D4 as a harmonic on the G string? I thought that the sounding pitch is what's shown when harmonics are called for, rather than the fingering position. The fingering note and the sounding note are the same for the Violin I notes, but not for these.