Leclair: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5, Nos. 1-4

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Leclair: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5, Nos. 1-4
Adrian Butterfield (violin) Sarah McMahon (cello) Silas Wollston (harpsichord)

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Release Date: Monday 24 January 2022

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The third of Jean-Marie Leclair's four books of violin sonatas displays the qualities of exquisite Italianate lyricism and French dance idioms that made the earlier works such a stylistic triumph. However, the composer's pervasive use of variation form in this book offers a new element, and the technical demands increase through continuous multiple-stopping, intricate figuration and the inclusion of rustic drones. Violinist Adrian Butterfield, who has been described by Gramophone 'as technically and musically a marvel' (Naxos 8.572866 / Violin Sonatas, Book 3, Nos. 1-5 and 8), is a leading exponent of Leclair's music.


Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5, No. 1
Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 2
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 5, No. 3