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Thread: SS 17.11.18 - Honegger #4 "Deliciæ Basiliensis"

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    Well, strange as might seem, I have (on open-reel tape, a dub from a local FM station) a very-fine version with Ernest Ansermet and his Swiss Orchestra. … OK,"realdeal", thanks for reminding us of the particular, singular parts of this very-Swiss composer, as they reached certain fruitions.

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    Ansermet with his Suisse Romande orchestra. I also have the cycle by Fabio Luisi with the same orchestra but it does not impress me at all.

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    I listened to the youtube link provided in post #2. An enjoyable work, I generally find Honegger works good. He has tasteful use of harmony, this work is no exception. As far as structure goes and displaying a unique compositional voice - in these areas perhaps I'm not blown away, but maybe I need to listen more before coming to a final conclusion on that. In this work he certainly has provided an aesthetically pleasing experience.

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    Just sneaking in under the rope on this one. I listened to the symphony twice. It’s imaginative, far from boring (the first movement is quite kaleidoscopic), and beautifully orchestrated. And yet, like other works I’ve listened to by Honegger, I don’t quite get why he wrote it. It seems, with his skill and talent, there ought to be something compelling here, some story to be told that matters. But I simply can’t hear it.


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    My favorite Honegger symphony. I have the Dutoit set on Apex.
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