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Arthur Honegger - Antigone (1927)

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« on: August 07, 2022, 07:03:51 am »

1.1 Arthur Honegger was born in Le Havre in 1892. He gave us five symphonies and three string quartets.

Here is his second opera, Antigone (1927). His setting of Cocteau's highly condensed translation is innovative for its eschewal of recitative and its "incorrect" accentuation of words (he consistently reversed the traditional convention of French prosody that treats the consonne d'attaque as an anacrusis). The musical language and form of the work are intensely severe.


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