HONEGGER RUGBY PDF

Rugby is the second in a series of "mouvements symphoniques" that includes the popular Pacific These short, intense works took their inspiration in part from purely practical concerns: Honegger observed that orchestras often tended to turn away from modern music, preferring to stick to time-tested repertoire; by expressing his ideas in the compact "mouvement symphonique" format, he hoped to give them greater potential for success among conductors and audiences alike. Honegger took a special interest in things mechanical and sportive, and such themes found musical expression in the "mouvements symphoniques. Still, Honegger was wary of music that required visual or symbolic aids and liked to think of Rugby as an absolute, rather than programmatic, work. Per the suggestion of its title, there is hardly a dull moment in Rugby.

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Honegger often led his own works on records, just as he usually led the studio orchestra in recording the 40 or so feature film soundtracks he composed. Unlike Milhaud and Stravinsky , Honegger was able to achieve consistent results as a conductor, though he did not always get orchestras that were up to the task of performing his music with precision.

However, he left such a prolific output before the microphone that one would expect Honegger CD reissues to be pretty thick on the ground already, but no. The resolution in the Dutton transfer is a little better than this one, particularly lower strings and percussion, barely audible here. However, the other selections are well worth experiencing; the or ? The disc is filled with recordings of Honegger songs to which the composer provided accompaniment, greatly variable in sound quality and performance.

The quality of the 78 rpm transfers is variable but generally honest and not very noisy; the biggest drawback is the condition of the notes and booklet, which omits Mimaamaquin from one of the track listings and is self-contradictory in its dating. The poorly copy-edited English liner notes rather dance around the issue that Honegger is subject to "a certain degree of neglect in France due to a particular ideology, one which is fortunately on the wane.

As a Swiss national with no Hebraic background, Honegger was not obliged to flee Europe as so many others were forced to, and a lingering scent of collaboration has cast a pall over his reputation ever since the Second World War ended. Track Listing.

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Rugby, tone poem for orchestra (Mouvement symphonique No. 2), H. 67

Honegger often led his own works on records, just as he usually led the studio orchestra in recording the 40 or so feature film soundtracks he composed. Unlike Milhaud and Stravinsky , Honegger was able to achieve consistent results as a conductor, though he did not always get orchestras that were up to the task of performing his music with precision. However, he left such a prolific output before the microphone that one would expect Honegger CD reissues to be pretty thick on the ground already, but no. The resolution in the Dutton transfer is a little better than this one, particularly lower strings and percussion, barely audible here. However, the other selections are well worth experiencing; the or ? The disc is filled with recordings of Honegger songs to which the composer provided accompaniment, greatly variable in sound quality and performance. The quality of the 78 rpm transfers is variable but generally honest and not very noisy; the biggest drawback is the condition of the notes and booklet, which omits Mimaamaquin from one of the track listings and is self-contradictory in its dating.

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Rugby (mouvement symphonique)

He made his Paris compositional debut in and in wrote the ballet Le dit des jeux du monde, generally considered to be his first characteristic work. They had one daughter, Pascale, born in Honegger also had a son, Jean-Claude — , with the singer Claire Croiza. In the early s, Honegger shot to fame with his "dramatic psalm" Le Roi David King David , which is still in the choral repertoire.

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