Arthur Honegger
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1892-03-10
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Arthur Honegger

Arthur Honegger Biography (BBC)

French-born of German-Swiss parentage, Arthur Honegger retained Swiss nationality and studied in Zürich before moving to Paris, where he studied at the Conservatoire and fell under the influence of Satie.

Although he became one of the iconoclastic group of composers known as Les Six, he was the first to break away and compose music in a more serious mould than the flippant, jazz-tinged concoctions of his contemporaries: thus the first successes of his maturity were the 'mimed symphony' Horace Victorieux and the 'symphonic psalm' Le Roi David (both first performed in 1921).

He wrote much dramatic music - not only operas and ballets, but also incidental music for radio, theatre and film. Despite being one of the most significant composers of his generation, much of his music has faded from the repertory since his death in 1955, following a debilitating heart attack eight years earlier; his most-performed work today is the 'symphonic movement' Pacific 231, an effective musical depiction of a locomotive, which hides a deeper symphonic thought beneath its surface orchestral mastery.

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Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d'Eté
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Pastorale d'ete
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Pastorale d'ete
Arthur Honegger
Souvénir de Chopin
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Souvénir de Chopin
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AC Wk28 Mon 4of6 Honegger Symphony 3
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AC Wk28 Mon 4of6 Honegger Symphony 3
Arthur Honegger
Jeanne d'Arc de Bucher Scenes 6, 7, and 8
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Jeanne d'Arc de Bucher Scenes 6, 7, and 8
Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d'ete
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Pastorale d'ete
Arthur Honegger
Rugby - mouvement symphonique no. 2
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Rugby - mouvement symphonique no. 2
Arthur Honegger
Mouvement symphonique No 2, 'Rugby'
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Mouvement symphonique No 2, 'Rugby'

Mouvement symphonique No 2, 'Rugby'

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Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Conductor
Arthur Honegger
Sarabande
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Sarabande

Sarabande

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Andrew West (piano)
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
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Pacific 231
Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d'ete
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Pastorale d'ete
Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d'Ete
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Pastorale d'Ete
Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d’Ete
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Pastorale d’Ete

Pastorale d’Ete

Performer
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
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Pacific 231
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231, H 53
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Pacific 231, H 53
Arthur Honegger
Napoleon (1927): Theme / Les Mendiants de la Gloire
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Napoleon (1927): Theme / Les Mendiants de la Gloire
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
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Pacific 231
Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d'Eté
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Pastorale d'Eté
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 545
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Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 545
Arthur Honegger
Symphony No.2 in D for strings and trumpet
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Symphony No.2 in D for strings and trumpet
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231 (Mouvement symphonique No.1)
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Pacific 231 (Mouvement symphonique No.1)
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
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Pacific 231
Arthur Honegger
Sonatina
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Sonatina
Arthur Honegger
Concerto for cello and orchestra
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Concerto for cello and orchestra
Arthur Honegger
Le Roi David - Symphonic Psalm, Part 3
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Le Roi David - Symphonic Psalm, Part 3
Arthur Honegger
Petit cours de morale
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Petit cours de morale
Arthur Honegger
Petite suite
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Petite suite
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
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Pacific 231

Pacific 231

Performer
Charles Dutoit (conductor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d'ete
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Pastorale d'ete
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
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Pacific 231
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231 - mouvement symphonique no. 1
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Pacific 231 - mouvement symphonique no. 1
Arthur Honegger
Symphony No.3 'Symphonie Liturgique'
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Symphony No.3 'Symphonie Liturgique'
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
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Pacific 231

Pacific 231

Performer
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi (conductor)
Arthur Honegger
L'Aiglon (Act 4; Act 5)
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L'Aiglon (Act 4; Act 5)
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