ARTHUR HONNEGER

(1892-1955) Swiss composer. who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. He was a member of Les Six. His most frequently performed work is probably the orchestral work "Pacific 231", which imitates the sound of a steam locomotive.

Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 4to, n.p., March 19, 1941. With transmittal envelope.

To a lady friend. He thanks her for all her delightful food. "My greatest delight was the smoked bacon, which afforded us several days of pleasure. Here things are quite peaceful....I have written the incidental music to a play that the "jeune colombier" company is to perform and I am working freelance. On Sunday the "Dance des Morts" is being given again at the Chaillot-I hope to be in a better humor than I was for :Jeanne de Arc" but I confess that with me it is rather rare." Signed, "A. Honneger." A good letter discussing many of his better works. He also discusses in an optimistic way his lack of good food during World War 2.

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