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honegger Explained

Honegger at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

French composer. Born to Swiss-French parents, he studied in Zurich, then at the Paris Conservatory. One of the group known as Les Six, though not truly in sympathy with its aims, he first gained international renown for his oratorio Le roi David (1921). His exciting orchestral piece Pacific 231 (1923), portraying a locomotive, caused a sensation. Prolific throughout his life, he composed five symphonies (incl. no. 3, "Liturgique," for the end of World War II), the oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au bû cher (1938), and numerous scores for ballet, theater, and films (incl. A. Gance's Napoleon).

Honegger at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : Swiss composer (born in France) who was the founding member
of a group in Paris that included Erik Satie and Darius
Milhaud and Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau (1892-1955)
[syn: {Arthur Honegger}]