Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
Classical Music Home > LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 1-5, 8 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings)

LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 1-5, 8 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings)


Back Cover Image 
About this Recording

LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 1-5, 8 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings)

The joys of Jean-Marie Leclair’s Violin Sonatas Op 2, published in 1728, five years after his first book of sonatas, can be found in the beauty of their melodic invention, and their expressive and surprising harmonies. Leclair takes us on unexpected journeys of landscape and scenery in his slow movements and excites with Italian energy and fire in the fast. Adrian Butterfield’s three Naxos volumes of Leclair’s Violin Sonatas, Op 1 were acclaimed as being “shaped by exquisite phrasing and studded with lovely Italianate ornamentation…so much to savour”. (Gramophone on 8.570890)

Leclair, Jean-Marie

  Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
1.   I. Adagio 00:02:07
2.   II. Allegro ma poco 00:03:35
3.   III. Sarabanda: Largo 00:02:55
4.   IV. Allegro 00:04:25
  Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 2, No. 2
5.   I. Adagio 00:02:22
6.   II. Allegro ma poco 00:03:48
7.   III. Adagio 00:00:58
8.   IV. Allegro ma non troppo 00:05:03
  Violin Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
9.   I. Adagio 00:03:47
10.   II. Allegro 00:01:52
11.   III. Largo 00:02:34
12.   IV. Giga: Allegro ma poco 00:02:55
  Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 4
13.   I. Adagio 00:03:36
14.   II. Allegro ma non troppo 00:03:08
15.   III. Aria: Gratioso 00:03:44
16.   IV. Allegro assai 00:05:36
  Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 2, No. 5
17.   I. Andante 00:04:45
18.   II. Allegro ma poco 00:03:38
19.   III. Gavotta: Gratioso 00:02:14
20.   IV. Allegro assai 00:03:28
  Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 2, No. 8
21.   I. Adagio 00:02:15
22.   II. Allegro 00:02:11
23.   III. Sarabanda: Largo 00:03:23
24.   IV. Allegro assai 00:02:52

Total Playing Time: 01:17:11

Leclair, Jean-Marie

Butterfield, Adrian; Cummings, Laurence; Manson, Jonathan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.572866

Barcode: 747313286676

Physical Release: 07/2013

For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from H & B Direct
For Spain Only:
Buy from ForumClasico
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from
For U.K. Only:
Buy from
For U.S. only:
Naxos Direct
For Germany:
Buy from
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical


 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
9:15:52 PM, 10 February 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.