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Jean-marie Leclair: Violin Sonatas, Book 2 Nos. 6-7 And 9-12

Leclair / Butterfield / Manson / Cummings
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572867   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jonathan MansonAdrian ButterfieldLaurence Cummings
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial 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. 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 11 in B minor by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Laurence Cummings (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; France 
2.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 7 in B flat major by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Laurence Cummings (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; France 
3.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 6 in D major by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Laurence Cummings (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; France 
4.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 10 in C minor by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Laurence Cummings (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; France 
5.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 9 in E major by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Laurence Cummings (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; France 
6.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 12 in G minor by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jonathan Manson (Viola Da Gamba), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Laurence Cummings (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; France 

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