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Jean-Marie Leclair: Violin Sonatas, Book 2 Nos. 6-7 and 9-12 / Adrian Butterfield, baroque violin

Audio Samples

  1. Leclair — Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, No. 7: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Leclair — Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, No. 7: II. Allegro ma poco $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Leclair — Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, No. 7: III. Aria. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Leclair — Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, No. 7: IV. Giga. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Leclair — Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 2, No. 6: I. Adagio - Allegro ma poco $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Leclair — Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 2, No. 6: II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Leclair — Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 2, No. 6: III. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Leclair — Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 2, No. 9: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Leclair — Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 2, No. 9: II. Allegro ma poco $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Leclair — Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 2, No. 9: III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Leclair — Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 2, No. 9: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Leclair — Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 2, No. 10: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Leclair — Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 2, No. 10: II. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Leclair — Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 2, No. 10: III. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Leclair — Violin Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2, No. 11: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Leclair — Violin Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2, No. 11: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Leclair — Violin Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2, No. 11: III. Aria gratioso. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Leclair — Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 12: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Leclair — Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 12: II. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Leclair — Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 12: III. Aria. Gratioso $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Leclair — Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 12: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in B flat major, Op. 2/7
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in D major, Op. 2/6
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in E major, Op. 2/9
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in C minor, Op. 2/10
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin (or flute) & continuo in B minor, Op. 2/11
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, Op. 2/12
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, UK (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2011-).



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>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in B flat major, Op. 2/7
  • Performers: Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, UK (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in D major, Op. 2/6
  • Performers: Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, UK (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in E major, Op. 2/9
  • Performers: Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, UK (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in C minor, Op. 2/10
  • Performers: Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, UK (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin (or flute) & continuo in B minor, Op. 2/11
  • Performers: Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, UK (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, Op. 2/12
  • Performers: Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, UK (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2011-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque