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LECLAIR, J.-M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, Nos. 1-5, 8 (Butterfield, Manson, Cummings)

Composer(s):Leclair, Jean-Marie
Artist(s) Butterfield, Adrian, baroque violin • Cummings, Laurence, harpsichord • Manson, Jonathan, viola da gamba
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572866
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


The joys of Jean-Marie Leclair’s Violin Sonatas Op 2, published in 1728, five years after his first book of sonatas, can be found in the beauty of their melodic invention, and their expressive and surprising harmonies. Leclair takes us on unexpected journeys of landscape and scenery in his slow movements and excites with Italian energy and fire in the fast. Adrian Butterfield’s three Naxos volumes of Leclair’s Violin Sonatas, Op 1 were acclaimed as being “shaped by exquisite phrasing and studded with lovely Italianate ornamentation…so much to savour”. (Gramophone on 8.570890)


   




Review By Marco Frei,Ensemble Magazin für Kammermusik,October 2013

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Review By Robin Stowell,The Strad,September 2013

This trio offers intelligent, idiomatic performances of sonatas from Leclair’s second book, which demonstrates a striking synthesis of Italian melodiousness and French elegance. Adrian Butterfield is a neat and sensitive violinist with a secure technique and a pure tone. Jonathan Manson and Laurence Cummings provide stylish support. © 2013 The Strad Read complete review



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Review By Julie Anne Sadie,Gramophone,September 2013

The violinist Adrian Butterfield…has a genuine affinity for Leclair’s music. Having completed a three-disc set of Leclair’s Op 1 Sonatas in 2009…he turns here to Op 2…with a recording of the first five sonatas and a trio…in which the viol, beautifully played here by Jonathan Manson, is an equal partner with the violin. Technically and musically, Butterfield is a marvel. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



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