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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #360 on: February 01, 2022, 07:34:06 AM »
You still are, just in better disguise!

Thanks, Paul. It's too bad that I feel more like an idiot on most days. ;D
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« Reply #361 on: February 02, 2022, 10:13:52 AM »
This is one of my favourite Honegger discs:
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« Reply #362 on: February 02, 2022, 06:45:12 PM »
Honegger’s very fine Nicolas de Flüe doesn’t seem to have attracted attention ? It’s an excellent work.

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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #363 on: February 02, 2022, 07:17:17 PM »
Honegger’s very fine Nicolas de Flüe doesn’t seem to have attracted attention ? It’s an excellent work.

My problem with this work is there's just so much narration in it. It's almost as wordy as Les aventures du roi Pausole. But it does have some excellent singing and the music itself is quite good.
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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #364 on: July 22, 2022, 05:13:11 AM »
For as long as I can remember, I have been searching high and low for Honegger's Symphonies 1 & 5 with Rozhdestvensky and his USSR orchestra on CD (his performance of the 2nd is always readily available used), and finally nabbed one at a decent price (most have been obscenely indecent). I am beyond excited!

I also see Melodiya now has all of Rozhdestvensky's orchestral Honegger digitally available now (Sym 1, 2 & 5 + others, but minus the cello concerto).
https://melody.su/en/catalog/classic/61304/

 

I know Baudo is very well liked, but any thoughts on the incomplete Rozhdestvensky?

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