JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR (1697-1764): Violin Sonatas, Op. 1, Nos. 1-4.
Catalogue Number: 09L033
Description: There are more recordings of these Op. 1 sonatas (1723) on the flute than on Leclair's own instrument, making this release (especially if it's the first of a set of all 12 sonatas in this opus) particularly valuable. Leclair was the founder of the French violin school and he combined French elegance with a Corellian lyricism in this set. Adrian Butterfield (violin), Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba), Laurence Cummings (harpsichord).