Author Topic: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)  (Read 69121 times)

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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #340 on: November 11, 2020, 02:55:00 AM »
I would love to be at a recital with a good string quartet performing Honegger's SQ nr 3.

Don't know it - must track it down!
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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #341 on: January 14, 2021, 12:37:22 AM »
I was trying to track down some comparative versions of the 3 Movements Symphonique.  I was quite surprised how rare as a coupling it is to find them together on a single disc but it makes good and interesting sense.  I picked up this disc quite cheaply;



which I had completely missed - somehow the combination of artists and label didn't particularly entice.  My loss and mistake - this is really excellent in every regard and the performance of the Liturgique is thrilling and compelling too - played with real commitment and virtuosity and very well recorded.  Definitely a disc Honegger admirers should hear....

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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #342 on: January 14, 2021, 08:27:12 AM »
I was trying to track down some comparative versions of the 3 Movements Symphonique.  I was quite surprised how rare as a coupling it is to find them together on a single disc but it makes good and interesting sense.  I picked up this disc quite cheaply;



which I had completely missed - somehow the combination of artists and label didn't particularly entice.  My loss and mistake - this is really excellent in every regard and the performance of the Liturgique is thrilling and compelling too - played with real commitment and virtuosity and very well recorded.  Definitely a disc Honegger admirers should hear....
Yes, I agree. That's a fine disc with a great combination of works and a thrilling performance of the 'Liturgique' from the NZSO.
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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #343 on: February 06, 2021, 07:05:44 AM »
I thought I had mentioned this wonderful composition on an earlier page, but cannot find it right it now:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Wsz_UZGnMG4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Wsz_UZGnMG4</a>



For the String Quartet #3:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jpT_I8tjxbQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jpT_I8tjxbQ</a>

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Re: Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)
« Reply #344 on: February 06, 2021, 07:07:18 AM »
I thought I had mentioned this wonderful composition on an earlier page, but cannot find it right it now:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Wsz_UZGnMG4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Wsz_UZGnMG4</a>



For the String Quartet #3:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jpT_I8tjxbQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jpT_I8tjxbQ</a>

Two great works, Cato. I quite like Honegger’s SQs (the 2nd SQ probably being my favorite of the three).
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