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Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

Quatrième Livre Vol.1

Sonatas for violin and basso continuo

Hélène Schmitt

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) :
Sonata VI ré majeur [op.9 no.6]
Sonata X fa dièse mineur [op.9 no.10]
Sonata III ré majeur [op.9 no.3]
Sonata VIII ut majeur [op.9 no.8]
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Hélène Schmitt, Violon
François Guerrier, Clavecin
Francisco Mañalich, Viole de gambe
Jonathan Pešek, Violoncelle
Durée totale: 1:8 (h:m)
Booklet: 44p., Anglais Allemand Français
Numéro de catalogue AE 10356
EAN 4026798103569
Catégorie de produit: CD
Date de sortie: 26/08/2023
  • play_circle_outline Sonata VI Giga
  • play_circle_outline Sonata X Andante affettuoso
  • play_circle_outline Sonata III Tambourin
  • play_circle_outline Sonata VIII Andante

The Fourth Book of Violin Sonatas by Jean-Marie Leclair is considered the pinnacle of French Baroque violin artistry. Hélène Schmitt, herself celebrated as an exceptional violinist, has for many years intensively studied the life and work of the great musician, whose career repeatedly took unexpected turns and whose life ended abruptly with a murder that is still unsolved today.

On this CD she shows not only the virtuosity but also the many amazingly different colours of the sonatas. She is supported by her top-class continuo group in various instrumentations.

Leclair pushed the development of violin playing further and further until hardly anyone could follow him. Accordingly, these sonatas are played by only a few and are unfortunately rarely heard.

The album is the first part of a complete recording of the twelve sonatas of the Fourth Book. The booklet contains an extensive text penned by the artist, who thus shares her personal insights into Leclair's life.

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