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Leclair: Violin Sonatas / Holloway, Linden, Mortensen

Leclair / Holloway / Linden / Mortensen
Release Date: 11/18/2008 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 94766280  
Composer:  Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jaap Ter LindenJohn HollowayLars Ulrik Mortensen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Revelatory performances of these Italian violin sonatas with a strong French accent

Was Leclair a great composer? John Holloway and colleagues set out the case in his favour here with a most beguiling selection that will serve as an education for many. In these pages, critic Duncan Druce calls the recording “a revelation”. The musicianship throughout is first-class, led – appropriately given Leclair’s reputation on the instrument – by violinist Holloway’s melodic, idiomatic playing.

-- Gramophone [4/2009]


Revelatory performances of these Italian violin sonatas with a strong French accent

Was Leclair a great composer? John Holloway and colleagues set out the case in his favour here with a most beguiling selection that will serve as an education for many. In these pages, critic Duncan Druce calls the recording “a revelation”. The musicianship throughout is first-class, led – appropriately given Leclair’s reputation on the instrument – by violinist Holloway’s melodic, idiomatic playing.

-- Gramophone [4/2009]
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 8 in D major by Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jaap Ter Linden (Cello), John Holloway (Violin), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1734; France 
2. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 7 in A minor by Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jaap Ter Linden (Cello), John Holloway (Violin), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1734; France 
3. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 1 in A major by Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jaap Ter Linden (Cello), John Holloway (Violin), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1734; France 
4. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 3 in E minor by Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jaap Ter Linden (Cello), John Holloway (Violin), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1734; France 
5. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 4 in B flat major by Jean Marie Leclair
Performer:  Jaap Ter Linden (Cello), John Holloway (Violin), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1734; France 

Sound Samples

Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VIII in D Major: Allegro ma non tropo [sic]
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VIII in D Major: Aria. Gratioso
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VIII in D Major: Andante
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VIII in D Major: Allegro
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VII in a Minor: Largo
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VII in a Minor: Allegro
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VII in a Minor: Adagio
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata VII in a Minor: Tempo Gavotta. Allegro
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata I in A Major: Adagio
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata I in A Major: Allegro
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata I in A Major: Aria. Gratioso
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata I in A Major: Allegro
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata III in e Minor: Largo. Un poco dolce sempre
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata III in e Minor: Vivace
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata III in e Minor: Aria gratioso. Andante
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata III in e Minor: Allegro - Presto
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata IV in B-flat Major: Adagio
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata IV in B-flat Major: Allegro ma non tropo [sic]
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata IV in B-flat Major: Sarabanda. Largo
Troisième Livre de Sonates Op.5 / Sonata IV in B-flat Major: Chaconna

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