Arthur Honegger

Composer

Birthday March 10, 1892

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace France

DEATH DATE Nov 27, 1955 (63)

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About

Musician who was a member of Les Six, a grouping of six French composers whose work was seen as a reaction against impressionism. His last composition was "A Christmas Cantata" from 1953.

Before Fame

He studied music at the Zurich Conservatory and later at the Paris Conservatoire under Charles-Marie Widor and Vincent d'Indy.

Trivia

He was featured on the Swiss twenty-franc banknote.

Family Life

He was born to Swiss parents residing in Le Havre, France. He married Andree Vaurabourg in 1926.

Associated With

His 1946 "Symphonie Liturgique" was often compared to 1940's "Sinfonia da Requiem" by Benjamin Britten.