Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

When I was in my early twenties I found a book in the library called “I Am a Composer”. It was an English translation of Arthur Honegger’s 1954 book, written in French. This book got me interested in Honegger because of his very original ideas and concepts.

I recently ordered this book and I am now reading it again and, of course, listening to his engaging music as well.

He was a member of the so-called Les Six.

I especially like his Pastorale D’ete. Though I like most everything he has written.

Honegger was of Swiss parentage though he was born in France and lived his entire life in Paris.

His image is on the 20 Franc Swiss note.