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Elisabeth Jacquet De La Guerre: Sonates Pour Violon

Jacquet De La Guerre / Dominos / Malgoire
Release Date: 05/10/2011 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 310   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Performer:  Florence Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Dominos
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his Dictionnaire de Musique who quoted the philosopher Fontenelle's famous outburst 'Sonata, what do you want from me?'. The Italian sonata was the fashion in France at that time and composers had abandoned the character pieces and the works in dance forms that had typified French music until then. Couperin, a proud champion of French music who was nonetheless attracted by the charms of Italian music, had tried to reconcile the musical tastes of the two nations by giving illustrative titles to the various movements of his sonatas. This new series of recordings from Ricercar will explore the history of the sonata in France at the beginning of the 18th century. The structural freedom and the undeniable sense of Read more drama implicit in the Sonatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre provide an excellent delineation of our theme. Louis XIV was not wrong about this music: ''Dinner being over, His Majesty spoke to Mlle de la Guerre in a most gracious manner; after having praised her sonatas extensively, he said to her that they could not be compared to any other such works. Mlle de la Guerre could not have received higher praise, for these words revealed that the King had not only found her music to be most fine, but also to be original -- a quality that today is extremely rare.' ( Le Mercure galant, 1707) This recording also marks the debut of Florence Malgoire and her ensemble Les Dominos on the Ricercar label. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (6) for Violin and Basso Continuo: Sonata in D minor by E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Performer:  Florence Malgoire (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Dominos
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/2010 
Venue:  église Notre-Dame de Centeilles 
Length: 12 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for violin & continuo No. 2 in D major by E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Performer:  Florence Malgoire (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Dominos
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2010 
Venue:  église Notre-Dame de Centeilles 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for violin & continuo No. 3 in F major by E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Performer:  Florence Malgoire (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Dominos
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2010 
Venue:  église Notre-Dame de Centeilles 
Length: 11 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for violin & continuo No. 4 in G major by E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Performer:  Florence Malgoire (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Dominos
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2010 
Venue:  église Notre-Dame de Centeilles 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for violin & continuo No. 5 in A minor by E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Performer:  Florence Malgoire (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Dominos
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2010 
Venue:  église Notre-Dame de Centeilles 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for violin & continuo No. 6 in A major by E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Performer:  Florence Malgoire (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Dominos
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2010 
Venue:  église Notre-Dame de Centeilles 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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