Leclair: Two-Violin Sonatas
Sono Luminus DSL-92176 (2 CDs)
Leclair: Two-Violin Sonata in A major, Op 3 No 2 (7:17)
Greg Ewer & Adam Lamotte, violins
Jean-Marie Leclair’s contribution to music history cannot be overstated. As a composer, he revolutionized the French school of violin playing, and his performance style helped to raise the standard of playing in France immeasurably. By weaving together elements of Italian and French music, he created an entirely new compositional style. His duos influenced later composers such as Mozart, de Beriot, Viotti, and closer to our own time, Bartók and Berio. Greg Ewer and Adam Lamotte have recorded Leclair’s complete sonatas for two violins on CD and in high-definition on PureAudio Blu-ray.