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Arthur Honegger (March 10, 1892 – November 27, 1955) was a Swiss composer, who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. He was a member of Les Six. His most frequently performed work is probably the orchestral work Pacific 231, which imitates the sound of a steam locomotive.


Born Oscar-Arthur Honegger (the first name was never used) in Le Havre, France, he initially studied harmony…

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  • Really great.
  • I really like his third symphony. Also, isn't he supposed to be more famous? I was expecting at least 20 thousand listeners.
  • i heard this dude from babbitt's video
  • i really like his stuff from 'dada et la musique'
  • Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher is awesome.
  • I love his symphonic works, even though he wrote relatively few of them. I would love to see a live performance of Pacific 231, or any of his symphonies, really. His cello concerto is also fantastic.
  • Also, antisemitism in these shoutboxes shouldn't be tolerated.
  • Clearly a fan of neoclassical Stravinsky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uRnAG3wJpE
  • Yes: nifty, quite serious little quartets.
  • L'idée ! <3 [2]

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