Arthur Honegger

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    Prélude, Fugue et Postlude (1953 recording)Arthur Honegger
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    Pacific 231 (1929 recording)Arthur Honegger
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    Trois Pieces Pour Piano: DanseArthur Honegger
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    Rugby (1929 recording)Arthur Honegger
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    Trois Pieces Pour Piano: PreludeArthur Honegger

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        A Swiss composer of operas, chamber music, and orchestral music who was influenced in his early work by the impressionists and Stravinsky's modernism. Honegger used a personal style in his main work that is densely bitonal, classically polyphonic, and emotionally austere. This is especially apparent in the beautiful Symphony for String Orchestra No. 2, with a mysteriously emerging trumpet solo in the last movement -- a work written in occupied Paris of WWII. His oratorio Jeanne ... Read more

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