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LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 6, 7, 9-12 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings)


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LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 6, 7, 9-12 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings)

Five years after the publication of his first book of sonatas, Jean-Marie Leclair, the great exponent of the emerging French violin school, released his second book. He had continued to be influenced by the lyricism and virtuosity of Italian models but, concerned that the technical demands of his writing might prove excessive, ensured that a handful could be played either on the flute or the violin. Yet he continued to make considerable advances and the level of melodic invention and expressive intensity remained untouched, the result of a fusion of Italianate fire and French elegance. Together with Naxos 8.572866 this is the first complete recording of Leclair’s Op 2 Sonatas.

Leclair, Jean-Marie

  Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, No. 7
1.   I. Largo 00:05:12
2.   II. Allegro ma poco 00:03:27
3.   III. Aria: Allegro ma non troppo 00:02:43
4.   IV. Giga: Allegro 00:03:32
  Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 2, No. 6
5.   I. Adagio - Allegro ma poco 00:05:59
6.   II. Largo 00:03:19
7.   III. Allegro ma non troppo 00:04:02
  Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 2, No. 9
8.   I. Adagio 00:02:52
9.   II. Allegro ma poco 00:05:10
10.   III. Adagio 00:00:47
11.   IV. Allegro 00:04:55
  Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 2, No. 10
12.   I. Adagio 00:03:01
13.   II. Vivace 00:04:14
14.   III. Allegro ma non troppo 00:04:36
  Violin Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2, No. 11
15.   I. Adagio 00:02:05
16.   II. Allegro 00:02:56
17.   III. Aria gratioso: Allegro ma non troppo 00:02:28
  Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 12
18.   I. Adagio 00:02:21
19.   II. Allegro ma non troppo 00:03:29
20.   III. Aria: Gratioso 00:06:05
21.   IV. Allegro 00:03:26

Total Playing Time: 01:16:39

Leclair, Jean-Marie

Butterfield, Adrian; Cummings, Laurence; Manson, Jonathan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.572867

Barcode: 747313286775

Physical Release: 09/2013

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