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LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 1, Nos. 5-8 (Butterfield, McGillivray, Cummings)

Composer(s)Leclair, Jean-Marie
Artist(s) Butterfield, Adrian, baroque violin • Cummings, Laurence, harpsichord • McGillivray, Alison, viola da gamba
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570889
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Adrian Butterfield, Alison McGillivray and Laurence Cummings bring a wealth of expertise to their elegant interpretations of Leclair’s First Book of Violin Sonatas in which the French composer drew on Corelli’s path-breaking examples. While enlivening French chamber music with Italianate vivacity, Leclair also revels in the ornamentation, love of lyricism and touches of pastoral colour characteristic of his native land, while nodding here to the Scottish style of fiddling or there to the gentle sound of a shepherd’s bagpipe. Volume 1 (Sonatas Nos. 1–4) are available on Naxos 8.570888.

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LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 1, Nos. 5-8 (Butterfield, McGillivray, Cummings) 55:13   
  Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 5          
      I. Allegro ma non troppo 4:18       
      II. Sarabanda: Largo 3:23       
      III. Giga: Presto 1:36       
  Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 1, No. 6          
      I. Adagio 4:57       
      II. Vivace 2:43       
      III. Aria: Affettuoso 2:57       
      IV. Allegro 3:25       
  Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 1, No. 7          
      I. Adagio 3:55       
      II. Allemanda: Allegro 3:43       
      III. Aria: Grazioso 3:38       
      IV. Giga: Allegro ma non troppo 3:36       
  Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 8          
      I. Largo 5:56       
      II. Vivace 3:37       
      III. Musette: Affettuoso 2:51       
      IV. Tempo Gavotta: Allegro 4:38       
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