Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Episodes

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01Childhood And Teens *20051121

Jazz trumpeter and composer Guy Barker shares one of his great passions, the music of Arthur Honegger, with Donald Macleod.

They begin by discussing Honegger's childhood and student days.

Sonatine for Two violins (1st movement)

Dong Suk Kang, Jean-Philippe Audoli (violin)

Clarinet Sonatine (3rd movement)

Michel Arrignon (clarinet)

Pascal Devoyon (piano)

String Quartet No 1 (first movement)

Quatuor Ludwig

Excerpts from Le dit des jeux du monde - Le Soleil et la Fleur; Les hommes et le Terre; l'homme et la mer; Epilogue

Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Arturo Tamayo (conductor)

Sept Pièces Breves

Annette Middelbeek (piano)

Pastorale d'Ét退

Toulouse Capitole Orchestra

Michel Plasson (conductor)

Fourth Symphony - Finale

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Automne from six poems of Apollinaire

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

J退rôme Ducros (piano).

021920s2005112220051129

Jazz trumpeter and composer Guy Barker shares one of his great passions, the music of Arthur Honegger, with Donald Macleod.

They continue by discussing Honegger's activities during the 1920s.

Overture to La Roue

CSR Symphony Orchestra

Adriano (conductor)

Viola sonata (1st movement)

Pierre-Henri Xuereb (viola)

Pascal Devoyon (piano)

Cello Concerto

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

USSR Symphony Orchestra

Victor Dubrovsky (conductor)

Blues de Roses de M退tal

Members of the RTL Symphony Orchestra

Leopold Hager (conductor)

Le roi David (excerpt)

Incantation of the witch of Endor

Simone Valere

Ensemble Instrumental

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Judith (excerpt)

Brigitte Balleys, Liliana Bizineche (mezzo soprano)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation

Michel Corboz (conductor)

Rugby

Tonhalle Orchester Zurich

David Zinman (conductor)

021920s *20051122

Jazz trumpeter and composer Guy Barker shares one of his great passions, the music of Arthur Honegger, with Donald Macleod.

They continue by discussing Honegger's activities during the 1920s.

Overture to La Roue

CSR Symphony Orchestra

Adriano (conductor)

Viola sonata (1st movement)

Pierre-Henri Xuereb (viola)

Pascal Devoyon (piano)

Cello Concerto

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

USSR Symphony Orchestra

Victor Dubrovsky (conductor)

Blues de Roses de M退tal

Members of the RTL Symphony Orchestra

Leopold Hager (conductor)

Le roi David (excerpt)

Incantation of the witch of Endor

Simone Valere

Ensemble Instrumental

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Judith (excerpt)

Brigitte Balleys, Liliana Bizineche (mezzo soprano)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation

Michel Corboz (conductor)

Rugby

Tonhalle Orchester Zurich

David Zinman (conductor).

031930s2005112320051130

A period of great industry and diversity for Arthur Honegger, who was steadily gaining an international reputation.

But as the decade progressed, his music became affected by the events leading up to the war.

Donald Macleod and Guy Barker carry on their reflections of Honegger's life and career.

Chanson du fol

Stephen Varcoe (tenor)

Graham Johnson (piano)

First symphony (third movement)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Si vous saviez (Les aventures du roi Pausole)

Susan Graham (mezzo soprano)

CBSO

Yves Abel (conductor)

Cris du Monde - Voix de la nuit

Berthe Monmart (soprano)

Jeannine Collard (contralto)

Michel Roux, Pierre Mollet

Les Petits Chanteurs de Versaille

Chorale Elisabeth Brasseur

Orchestre de la Societ退 de National de la Radiodiffusion Française

Georges Tzipine (conductor)

S退miramis (excerpts)

Jeanne Loriod, Jacques Tchamkerten (ondes martenot)

RTL Symphony Orchestra

Leopold Hager (conductor)

Jeanne du Bucher, excerpt from Scene 4

John Aler (tenor)

Marthe Keller (speaker)

Radio France Chorus

Orchestre National de France

Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

La danse des Morts (excerpt)

Naoko Okada (soprano)

Brigitte Balleys (alto)

Gilles Cachemaille (baritone)

Gulbenkian Chorus

Gulbenkian Orchestra

Michel Corboz (conductor)

041940s *20051124

Donald Macleod and Guy Barker consider the effect the Second World War had on the music and life of Honegger.

Colloque for flute, celeste, violin and viola

Alain Marion (flute)

Pascal Devoyon (celeste)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)

Pierre-Henri Xuereb (viola)

Largo, H105, for string orchestra

Lucerne Festival Strings

Achim Fiedler (conductor)

2nd Symphony (3rd movement)

Berlin Philharmonic

Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

Serenade à Angelique

Österreichische Kammersymphoniker

Ernst Theis (conductor)

Mermoz (Suite No 1) La Travers退e des Andes

Toulouse Capitole Orchestra

Michel Plasson (conductor)

Symphony No 3, slow movement

Oslo Philharmonic

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

The Christmas Cantata (excerpt)

Gulbenkian Chorus and Orchestra

Michel Corboz (conductor).

05 LAST1945-55 *20051125

At the end of the Second World War, Honegger was able to resume a hectic schedule of concerts.

The sudden onset of ill health slowed his pace of life considerably and this - combined with the experience of living through a war - gave him a rather pessimistic outlook.

Donald Macleod is joined for the last time by the jazz trumpeter, composer and Honegger devotee, Guy Barker.

Romance for flute and piano

Alain Marion (flute)

Pascal Devoyon (piano)

Symphony No 4 (1st movement)

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra

Jesus Lopez-Cobos (conductor)

Concerto da Camera for flute, cor anglais and string orchestra

Étienne Plasman (flute)

Nicholas Chalvin (cor anglais)

Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Arturo Tamayo (conductor)

Symphony No 5 (1st movement)

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Charles Munch (conductor)

Pacific 231

The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Neeme Jarvi (conductor).