From the Publisher
This pioneering edition of Jean Barraqué’s “Sonate pour piano” (1950–52) is the first to present this masterpiece from the heyday of serialism in a scholarly-critical Urtext edition.
The new edition offers a consistent musical text purged of obvious mistakes and audibly departing from the shortcomings of the original print. In the interest of optimum presentation, there are no editorial additions in the musical text: alternative readings and editorial comments are exhaustively explained in a separate Commentary volume. An informative Foreword and facsimile reproductions round off this remarkable edition.