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LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 1, Nos. 9-12 (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 8.570890
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Leclair’s studies of dancing and violin, and his admiration for Corelli’s influential set of Violin Sonatas Op. 5, stimulated the young Frenchman to compose his own set of twelve Violin Sonatas Op. 1 in which the fusion of the two national styles, les goûts réunis, is charmingly achieved. This third volume presents the last four sonatas, whose bright and energetic fast movements and luminously singing slow movements are complemented by the rustic quality of their dances. Volumes 1 (Nos. 1–4, 8.570888) and 2 (Nos. 5–8, 8.570889) are also available.

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LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 1, Nos. 9-12 (Butterfield, McGillivray, Cummings) 57:37   
  Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 11          
      I. Vivace 5:18       
      II. Gavotta: Gratioso 2:27       
      III. Giga: Allegro 4:59       
  Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 1, No. 10          
      I. Adagio 4:33       
      II. Allegro 3:31       
      III. Sarabanda: Largo 2:48       
      IV. Allegro 2:25       
  Violin Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 12          
      I. Largo 6:07       
      II. Allegro ma non troppo 3:21       
      III. Largo 1:50       
      IV. Allegro ma non troppo 3:24       
  Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 9          
      I. Adagio 5:24       
      II. Allemanda: Allegro 2:14       
      III. Sarabanda: Largo 6:05       
      IV. Allegro ma non presto 3:11       
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