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 308,937 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Arthur Honegger is the 117th most popular composer (down from 106th in 2019), the 472nd most popular biography from France (down from 436th 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 1,228Before him are Johannes Ockeghem, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Joaquín Rodrigo, Giulio Caccini, Muzio Clementi, and Giovanni Gabrieli. After him are Domenico Cimarosa, György Ligeti, César Cui, Emmerich Kálmán, Francisco Tárrega, and Pérotin.

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Among people born in 1892, Arthur Honegger ranks 22Before him are Martin Niemöller, Engelbert Dollfuss, J. Paul Getty, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Ferdinand Schörner, and Arthur Compton. After him are Gregor Strasser, Ernst Lubitsch, Marina Tsvetaeva, George Paget Thomson, Robert Ritter von Greim, and Edward Victor Appleton. Among people deceased in 1955, Arthur Honegger ranks 11Before him are Dale Carnegie, Fernand Léger, José Ortega y Gasset, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Charlie Parker, and Sadako Sasaki. After him are Helmuth Weidling, António Egas Moniz, Alberto Ascari, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, and George Enescu.

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In France

Among people born in France, Arthur Honegger ranks 472 out of 5,234Before him are Paul Bocuse (1926), Carus (230), Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837), Philippe Pinel (1745), Peter the Hermit (1050), and Louis Renault (1843). After him are Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Jacques Hébert (1757), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), Francis Picabia (1879), Lucien Bonaparte (1775), and Étienne de La Boétie (1530).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Arthur Honegger ranks 19Before him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Adolphe Adam (1803), François Couperin (1668), Olivier Messiaen (1908), Léo Delibes (1836), and Francis Poulenc (1899). After him are Pérotin (1160), Pierre Boulez (1925), Daniel Auber (1782), Maurice Jarre (1924), Paul Dukas (1865), and Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760).