A discovery: Jean Barraqué's early works

In January 2012 the Ultraschall Berlin Festival devoted an extensive portrait to the French composer, with premieres of further previously unperformed works and German premieres. The programme included the Sonate pour violon seul (1949) with Carolin Widmann, the Quatuor à cordes with the Quatuor Diotima, early piano pieces with Nicolas Hodges and the Sonate pour piano using the new critical-practical edition. There was a special focus on premieres of early vocal works given by the RIAS Kammerchor and Anja Petersen, including the Trois mélodies (1950), which formed a “nucleus” for the work Séquence later published by the composer. (20.-26.1.2012).