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Composer: Barraqué, Jean

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Period20th century
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Diotima Quartet at Wigmore Hall

Diotima Quartet  ©  Molina Visuals
One notable absentee from the Southbank Centre’s celebration of the post-war avant garde earlier this month was Jean Barraqué, a composer whose tiny catalogue of works, whilst not as well known as those of his contemporaries, is a vivid reminder of just how diverse the period was stylistically.
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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: Nicolas Hodges plays Jean Barraqué

Nicolas Hodges  ©  Marco Borggreve
Neglected French composer Jean Barraqué (1928–73) is often referred to as the Romantic of post-war serialism.
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