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


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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

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