Books about Arthur Honegger and his music
|Harry Halbreich and Arthur Honegger Arthur Honegger|
Amadeus Press, 2003; ISBN 1574670417; 684 pages
Arthur Honegger (1892-1955) is a major composer of the twentieth century. He first came to the attention of the musical public, along with Poulenc and Milhaud, as a member of Les Six and attained a certain notoriety with his composition Pacific 2.3.1., a musical representation of a steam locomotive. Although he earned popular acclaim with his oratorio King David (Le Roi David) early in his career, he was never concerned with musical fashion, and in his later years his musical language - serious, well crafted, consistently tonal - was considered outmoded. This important study considers both Honegger's life and his works. With the cooperation of Honegger's daughter, Pascale Honegger, Harry Halbreich has fully documented the composer's life since childhood; all his works are treated, with many of the more significant ones analyzed in detail. A concluding section attempts to discover, by examining the common threads in his life and music, the true nature of this giant, whose stature is finally being recognized more than forty years after his death. Price indication: $ 44.95
|Keith Waters Rhythmic and Contrapuntal Structures in the Music of Arthur Honegger|
Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2002; ISBN 1840146508; 256 pages
Through analyses of a number of Honegger's compositions, including extended analyses of two of Honegger's orchestral works, "Mouvement symphonique No. 2 (Rugby)" and "Symphonie pour cordes", Keith Waters examines the principles of musical organization in Honegger's music and shows how these principles are based on systematic rhythmic and contrapuntal strategies. Musical form in Honegger's work, the book argues, is articulated by contrapuntal and rhythmic structures rather than by tonal structure, and it is this that provides the source of compositional unity in Honegger's music. Price indication: $ 94.95
|Geoffrey Spratt The Music of Arthur Honegger|
Cork University Press, 1987; ISBN 0902561340; 651 pages Price indication: $ 75.00
|Arthur Honegger I am a composer|
No publisher, Price indication: (used only): from $ 44.93
|Marcel Landowski Honegger (Solfèges)|
Seuil, 1978; ISBN 2020002272; 189 pages; in French Price indication: (used only): from $ 28.03
Sheet music, libretti, etc.Arthur Honegger - Jeanne d'Arc au bucher : (Joan of Arc at the Stake)
- Salabert Danse de La Chevre
- SalabertTrios Fragments - Vocal Solo
- Carl Fischer Music
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