Arthur Honegger (10 March 1892 in Le Havre - November 27, 1955 in Paris), Was an Swiss-French composer. He was one of modern music's prominent figures. A prolific composer, who was eager to describe transformations in society, including arts and sports. Honegger wrote for theater, radio and cinema (it was time for silent films) and the concert h...
Arthur Honegger (10 March 1892 in Le Havre - November 27, 1955 in Paris), Was an Swiss-French composer. He was one of modern music's prominent figures. A prolific composer, who was eager to describe transformations in society, including arts and sports. Honegger wrote for theater, radio and cinema (it was time for silent films) and the concert hall: ballets, songs, chamber music, film scores, operas, oratorios and five symphonies. Also a new genre Mouvements Symphoniques (movement symphonies), illustrating sport and machinery, part of his repertoire.
Honegger was with the group of younger composers around Erik Satie - circuit, which later became known as Les Six. One of his most famous works are the oratorio Jeanne d'Arc at the stake (Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher) from 1935. The most argued orchestral work is probably Pacific 231, which has been interpreted as the imitation of the sound of a steam locomotive. From 2 World War start and until his death, wrote Honegger his last four symphonies (Nos. two to five), which is considered among the most powerful symphonic works of the 20th century.
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Paul Hindemith: Die Harmonie der Welt. & Arthur Honegger: Symphony no. 3. "Liturgie". Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Yevgeni Mravinsky in some recordings from 1965. 1 CD. Melodiya. MCD 25192-2
Arthur Honegger: Le roi David. (complete opera) sung in French. Christi Anne Eda Pierre's soprano, and Martha Senn's all. Kühn chorus and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Being conducted by Sergio Baudo. 1 CD. Supraphon. 1101322 ***Recommendation ***
Arthur Honegger: Symphonies nos. 2 & 3. Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker. 1 CD. DG
Arthur Honegger: Symphony no. 3 & 5. +Pacific 231. Danmarks Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi. 1 CD. Chandos
Arthur Honegger: Symphony no. 4. & Henri Dutilleux: Metabolic. Orchestra National de O.R.T.F. Conducted by Charles Munch. 1 CD. Warner. 48686-2
Edouard Lalo: Cello Concerto. & Arhur Honegger: Cello Concerto. Mstislav Rostropovich plays the cello, along with the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, which will be directed by Victor Dubrovsky, in some recordings from 1964. 1 CD. Russian Archives. 8713912
10 CD. Historic Russian Archives. 92771 New Copy. Factory Sealed. *** Recommendation ***
Richard Strauss: Don Quxiote. & Arthur Honegger: Cello Concerto, mm. Mstislav Rostropovich plays the cello with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, which will be conducted by Kirill Kondrashin, in a recording from 1964. 1 CD. EMI 227921-2 Press read more
Who afraid of the music from the 20th century? Works by Takemitsu, Daugherty, John Adams, Aaron Copland, etc. Hamburg State Philharmonic will be conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. 1 CD. EMI. 557129-2 Press read more