JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR (1697-1764): Violin Sonatas, Book 2 - Op. 2, Nos. 1-5 & 8.
Catalogue Number: 08P018
Description: These artists issued Leclair's Op. 1 in three volumes in Sept.-Dec. of 2009 (09L033, 10L032 and 12L026). Now come the next batch, from five years later in 1728 in which the composer's melodic invention and expressive and surprising harmonies continue to entertain, with French nobility in slow movements and Italian fire and energy in the fast. Adrian Butterfield (violin), Jonathan Manson (viola da gamba), Laurence Cummings (harpsichord).