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Boismortier: Sonates pour violon, Op. 20 / Brault

Release Date: 09/06/2019 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 4876920  
Composer:  Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Performer:  Mélisande CorriveauOlivier BraultDorothéa Ventura
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sonate 1704 was formed in 2003 by baroque violinist Olivier Brault with Dorothea Ventura (harpsichord) and Mélisande Corriveau (bass viol), with the particular objective of exploring and promoting French music for violin and continuo. Their repertory catalog features more than 100 works, many of which have been first modern performances. 1704 refers to the year in which the first book of French violin sonatas, composed by Francois Duval, was published. While the inspiration for Op. 20, published in 1727, is clearly Italian, the fact remains that French taste intervenes through the use of figures, ornamental possibilities, rhythmic variety, and the use of dance movements such as the tender gavotte, the loure, the passepied or the Read more sarabande. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonatas (6) for Violin, Op. 20 by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Performer:  Mélisande Corriveau (Viola Da Gamba), Olivier Brault (Baroque Violin), Dorothéa Ventura (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 

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