Henri Barraud

Composer, born in Bordeaux, SW France. He gave up the wine trade for the Conservatoire de Paris (1926-7) from which he was sent down for composing a quartet which was too innovative. But he was never to abandon the tonal system, and Schmitt encouraged him in this. With Rivier he founded Les Concerts du Triton (1933), while Monteux directed his Finale for orchestra and in 1934 his Poeme in Brussels. In 1937 he was in charge of music at the Exposition Internationale de Paris, where his cantata Le Feu was performed, and he occupied a number of directorial posts in radio until 1965. He produced orchestral music, instrumental music, pieces for children, choral works, melodies, and dramatic works including La Farce de Maitre Pathelin (1938), Les Mysteres des Saints Innocents (1948) and a state-commissioned work on Claudel's Tete d'Or. (Online Encyclopedia)

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
? Quatre préludes pour orchestre à cordes 4.00 stars LP
Henri Barraud Comments:
Orchestre de chambre Jean-François Paillard cond. Jean-François Paillard