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Arthur Honegger (I) (1892–1955)

Arthur Honegger was born on March 10, 1892 in Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure [now Seine-Maritime], France. He is known for his work on Street of Shadows (1937), Pygmalion (1938) and The Kidnapping (1934). 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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Pygmalion Composer
The Kidnapping Composer
Mayerling Composer


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 1955 Arthur Honegger (Documentary short)
 1949 Pacific 231 (Short)
 1948 Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort, part II: Lysis (Short) (from "La danse des morts")
 1946 Lady Into Fox (TV Short)
 1946 Un revenant
 1946 Dawn Devils
 1943 Mermoz
 1943 Secrets
 1942 Huit hommes dans un château (as Arthur Honneger)
 1938 Les bâtisseurs (Documentary)
 1938 Pygmalion
 1938 Liberté
 1937 Miarka
 1937 Harvest
 1936 Nitchevo (as Honegger)
 1936 Mayerling
 1934 Cease Firing
 1932 The Idea (Short)
 1927 Napoleon
 1923 The Wheel
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Other Works:

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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Alternate Names:

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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