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Arthur Honegger (1892–1955)

Arthur Honegger was born on March 10, 1892 in Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. He is known for his work on Pygmalion (1938), Napoleon (1927) and Mayerling (1936). He was married to Andrée Vaurabourg. He died on November 27, 1955 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 63) in Paris, France

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His musical, "Joan of Arc at the Stake," was performed at the Stoll Theatre in London, England with Ingrid Bergman, Valentine Dyall, Anthony Newlands, Alfred Hallett, Norman Lumsden, a Cast of 100 artistes, a choir of 50, and a full symphony orchestra in the cast. Leighton Lucas was conductor. Roberto Rossellini was director. See more »

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Honegger | Arthur Honneger

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A Swiss national who spent most his life in France, Honegger composed music for French and British films. He also wrote five symphonies and a piece entitled "Pacific 231" (his most popular composition), a musical depiction of a heavy locomotive in motion.

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