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Arthur Honegger


Honorary doctorate University of Zürich, 1948
Member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts[E6J]
Member of the Institut de France, 1938[E6J]

Positions Held

President of the Confédération Internationale des SACEM.[E6J]

Main Events

Swiss Composer[E6J]
Spent two years at the Zürich Conservatory.[E6J]
Joined the Paris Conservatoire in 1911.[E6J]
Settled in Montmartre, 1913.[E6J]
His music was first performed in public in 1916.[E6J]
His first successful orchestral piece was Le chant de Nigamon, 1917.[E6J]
A member of a group of composers referred to as 'Le Six ' (Georges Auric, Germaine Tailleferre, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, and Louis Durey).[J92]
A prolific composer, his works include operas, ballets, choral and orchestral music, symphonies, and film scores.[E6J]

Place of birth: La Havre, France[E6J]
Place of death: Paris[E6J]



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