XAVIER LEFÈVRE (1763-1829): Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 1 - Sonatas No. 1 in C, No. 3 in G, No. 5 in D Minor, No. 7 in A Minor, No. 9 in G and No. 11 in E Minor.
Catalogue Number: 11J037
Label: Clarinet Classics
Description: Twelve sonatas, in three movements and of ascending length and difficulty, make up Lefèvre's clarinet method published in 1802. The technical groundwork is firmly established as Classical, for the repertoire of Mozart's generation. A replica of a C Baumann clarinet from around 1790 is used, along with a 1790 English cello. Colin Lawson (clarinet), Claire Thirion (cello).