Prélude to La tempête

Arthur Honegger

Prélude to La tempête

H48a

About this work...

The first piece in Honegger's incidental music for Shakespeare's play, it was written in 1923 and premiered the same year. The brief piece is a fierce evocation of a storm at sea, complete with wind shrieks and thunderbolts. Written for full orchestra, the music is violently dramatic. It begins with the storm going ful... read more

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