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Honegger, Arthur

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1955 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Composers

1892 – Born in Paris on the 10th of March.

1910 – He continued to study through before writing the ballet Le dit des jeux du monde, generally considered to be his first characteristic work.

1920 – Honegger shot to fame with his "dramatic psalm" "Le Roi David", which is still in the choral repertoire.

1921 – He also wrote Danse de la Chèvre (1921), an essential piece of flute repertoire.

1926 – He married Andrée Vaurabourg, a pianist and fellow student at the Paris Conservatoire.

1927 – He composed the music for Abel Gance’s epic film, Napoléon.

1937 – He collaborated with Jacques Ibert on both an opera, L’Aiglon.

1953 – He wrote his last composition, A Christmas Cantata.

1955 – Died at home of a heart attack on the 27th of November and was interred in the Cimetière Saint Vincent in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris.