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Arthur Honegger

Composer Arthur Honegger

Profession: Composer


Why Famous: King David, Pacific 231

Born: March 10, 1892
Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: November 27, 1955 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: A heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1920-01-03 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
  • 1921-02-17 Arthur Honegger's chamber piece "Pastorale D'ete" premieres
  • 1922-01-20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
  • 1924-05-08 Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
  • 1938-05-12 Arthur Honegger and Paul Claudel's oratorio "Jeanne d'Arc au bĂ»cher" (Joan of Arc at the Stake) premieres in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1946-08-17 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres
  • 1947-01-21 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel

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