Piano Sonata (Barraqu )

Piano Sonata (Barraqu )

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Piano Sonata by Jean Barraqu is a significant serial composition from the period of avant-garde composition in France shortly after World War II. Composed between 1950 and 1952, it is a large piece, lasting around fifty minutes, in a single movement divided into two connected sections, roughly equal in length. The densely dissonant polyphonic texture of the work resembles the Second Piano Sonata of Pierre Boulez, a work Barraqu knew well. In performance, however, the overall impact is quite different from anything of Boulez, and has often been claimed (eg by Hodeir (1961)), to be akin in spirit to the late sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Volvpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136380420
  • 9786136380421