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Jean-Marie Leclair: Virtuoso

Jean-Marie Leclair: Virtuoso

 

 

Jean-Marie Leclair
Trio sonatas en trio op.4

Cast:
Guillaume Humbrecht, violin
Marieke Bouche, violin
Nicolas Crnanjski, cello
Julie Blais, harpsichord

 

Discography

Six sonates en trio pour deux violons et la Basse Continue, Oeuvre IV

Six sonates en trio pour deux violons et la Basse Continue, Oeuvre IV


ENSEMBLE ROSASOLIS
Marieke Bouche, violin
Guillaume Humbrecht, violin
Nicolas Crnjanski, cello
Julie Blais, harpsichord

 

Musica Ficta, 2013

The trio sonata originated in Italy and was extensively used by Corelli and Vivaldi.
Leclair had a special talent which declared itself very early on in his instrumental output and especially in Op.4. The slow movements of this collection display a contrapuntal sense unique in the French music of the time, a feel for the long phrase that justifies his nickname of ‘the French Bach’ – or “Everything announces him as the French Corelli”, according to Charles-Henri de Blainville
In this collection abounding in formal innovations and timbral experiments, Leclair is careful not to overload the harmonic language. And so French flowers of new colours bloomed in Corelli’s classical garden!


Videos

Audio

Leclair, Sonata n°5 - Gigue

extract of the third CD of Rosasolis for the label Musica Ficta


Leclair, Sonate II - Cantabile

 


Leclair, Allegro ma non troppo