Barraqué, Jean

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Barraqué, Jean Gender: M
Jean-Henri-Alphonse Barraqué
born on 17 January 1928 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Puteaux, France, 48n53, 2e14
Timezone WET h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°11' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°58 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 12°26'


French composer, teacher and writer on music who developed an individual form of serialism which is displayed in a small output. Barraqué wrote many articles on other composers and on theoretical aspects of contemporary music. His major prose work is his book on Claude Debussy (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1962). He also made numerous analyses of works in the standard repertoire from J. S. Bach to Honegger, some of which he used in his teaching. His few pupils included the British composer Bill Hopkins.

Embracing the Parisian avant-garde, Barraqué entered into a romantic relationship with the philosopher Michel Foucault. Together, they tried to produce their greatest work, used recreational drugs heavily and engaged in sado-masochistic sexual activity.

Barraqué was involved in a car accident in 1964, and his apartment was destroyed by fire in November 1968. He suffered from bad health for much of his life. Nevertheless, his death in Paris on 17 August 1973 at the age of 45 was sudden and unexpected.

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  • (has as) teacher relationship with Langlais, Jean (born 15 February 1907)


  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 1964 (Car crash)

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  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Michel Foucault)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Michel Foucault)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Dominant/ Submissive (Sado-masochistic sex)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Music)