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Arthur Honegger

1892 - 1955

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Arthur Honegger (French: [aʁtyʁ ɔnɛɡɛːʁ]; 10 March 1892 – 27 November 1955) was a Swiss composer who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. A member of Les Six, his best known work is probably Antigone, composed between 1924 and 1927 to the French libretto by Jean Cocteau based on the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. It premiered on 28 December 1927 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie with sets designed by Pablo Picasso and costumes by Coco Chanel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Honegger has received more than 356,490 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Arthur Honegger is the 117th most popular composer, the 492nd most popular biography from France (down from 471st in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Composer.

Arthur Honegger was a Swiss composer who is most famous for his orchestral work Pacific 231.

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Among composers, Arthur Honegger ranks 117 out of 1,216Before him are Alma Mahler, Giulio Caccini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Manuel de Falla, Max Bruch, and Zoltán Kodály. After him are Josef Strauss, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Anton Rubinstein, György Ligeti, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

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Among people born in 1892, Arthur Honegger ranks 23Before him are Theodor Eicke, Amanullah Khan, Arthur Compton, J. Paul Getty, Gregor Strasser, and Ferdinand Schörner. After him are Engelbert Dollfuss, Erwin Panofsky, Edward Victor Appleton, George Paget Thomson, Mátyás Rákosi, and Erhard Milch. Among people deceased in 1955, Arthur Honegger ranks 15Before him are Charlie Parker, Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Alberto Ascari, Rodolfo Graziani, and Helmuth Weidling. After him are Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, Vasily Blokhin, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Oswald Avery.

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In France

Among people born in France, Arthur Honegger ranks 492 out of 6,011Before him are Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Mireille Darc (1938), Emma of Normandy (985), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), and Lothair of France (941). After him are Marius Petipa (1818), André Le Nôtre (1613), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Suger (1080), and Urbain Le Verrier (1811).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Arthur Honegger ranks 19Before him are Olivier Messiaen (1908), François Couperin (1668), Léo Delibes (1836), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Francis Poulenc (1899), and Adolphe Adam (1803). After him are Pérotin (1160), Paul Dukas (1865), Maurice Jarre (1924), Pierre Boulez (1925), Michel Legrand (1932), and Léonin (1135).