Arthur Honegger [1892-1955]: Pacific 231, performed by Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, dir. David Zinman [reblog]

from Oannes blog

on March 10, 1892…

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Σαν σήμερα, 10 Μαρτίου 1892, γεννήθηκε στη Χάβρη της Γαλλίας ο σημαντικός Ελβετός συνθέτης Arthur Honegger. Υπήρξε μέλος των Les Six, αν και πιο παραδοσιακός απο αυτούς στις προτιμήσεις του [Les six: ομάδα Γάλλων συνθετών που οι στιλιστικές τους προτιμήσεις τους έφερναν αντιμέτωπους τόσο με τον γερμανικό ρομαντιμό όσο και με τον Γαλλικό ιμπρεσιονισμό. Ήταν οι Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius MIlhaud, Francis Poulenc, Germaine Tailleferre]. Ο Honegger έγραψε συμφωνίες μουσική δωματίου, ορατόρια και όπερες. Διασημότερο έργο του είναι αυτό που ακούμε: το συμφωνικό Pacific 231 που ο AH περιγράφει σαν μουσική απεικόνιση μιας ατμομηχανής.

On this date, March 10, 1892, the important Swiss composer Arthur Honegger was born in Le Havre, France. He was a member of Les Six, although more traditionally oriented than them [Les six: a group of French composers whose stylistic preferences held them against both German romanticism and French impressionism. Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius MIlhaud, Francis Poulenc, Germaine Tailleferre]. Honegger wrote symphonic works, chamber music, oratorios and operas. His most famous work is the symphonic Pacific 231. AH describes it as a musical depiction of a locomotive.

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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