This dramatic virtuoso recital evokes the excessive, sensual imaginative world of such Romantic poets as Lamartine and Lautréamont. The large-scale two-movement Sonata of Jean Barraqué was directly inspired by the admiration of the young composer (24 years old when he wrote it) for Beethoven and Debussy. Neuburger’s Maldoror and Liszt’s Funérailles, performed in the first part of the programme, display the piano in all the demiurgic violence of which it is capable.