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HONEGGER, Arthur
b Le Havre, 10 March 1892
d Paris, 27 November 1955, aged sixty-three

Though he was born in France and spent most of his life there he retained his Swiss citizenship. At the age of eighteen he went to the Zurich Conservatory for two years, his studies being interrupted by military service in 1914. In the 1920s he came under the influence of the group of Paris musicians known as 'Les Six', led by Satie, but soon rejected it. Until World War II he spent his time writing, living during the war in occupied Paris. He died of a heart disease.

1916-17 (24)

String Quartet No 1

1916-18 (24-6)

Violin Sonata No 1

1919 (27)

Violin Sonata No 2

Dance of the Goat, for flute

1920 (28)

Pastorale d'été, for orchestra

Viola Sonata

Cello Sonata

1921 (29)

King David, oratorio with spoken narration

Horace Victorieux, 'mimed symphony'

Sonatina for clarinet and piano (1921-2)

1923 (31)

Chant de joie

1924 (32)

Pacific 231, Mouvement Symphonique No 1, for orchestra

1925 (33)

Judith, opera

Concertino for piano and orchestra

1927 (35)

Antigone, Lyric drama

1928 (36)

Rugby, Mouvement Symphonique No 2, for orchestra

1930 (38)

Symphony No 1

Les aventures du roi pausole, light opera

1931 (39)

Cries of the World, for chorus and orchestra

Amphion, ballet-melodrama

1932 (40)

Mouvement Symphonique No 3, for orchestra (1932-3)

Sonatina for violin and cello

1934 (42)

Cello Concerto

Semiramis, ballet, using voice and Ondes Martenot

String Quartet No 2 (1934-6)

1936 (44)

Nocturne

String Quartet No 3

1937 (45)

L'Aiglon, opera (with Ibert, qv)

1001 Nights, a musical spectacle

1938 (46)

La Famille Cardinal, opera (with Ibert)

Joan of Arc at the Stake, incidental music

La danse des morts, for solo voices, chorus and orchestra

1941 (49)

Symphony No 2, for strings and trumpet

1943 (51)

Jour de fete suisse, suite

1946 (54)

Symphony No 3, Liturgique

Symphony No 4, Deliciae basiliensis

1949 (57)

Concerto da camera

1951 (59)

Symphony No 5, Di Tre Re

Monopartita, for orchestra; a suite whose movements are linked

and intended to form a single musical structure

1952 (60)

Suite archaique

1953 (61)

Christmas Cantata

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