Leclair Jean-Marie l'aîné
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Handel, George Frideric
Leclair, Jean-Marie l'aîné
Müthel, Johann Gottfried
Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
Platti, Giovanni Benedetto
Quantz, Johann Joachim
Telemann, Georg Philipp
Sonata for flute in E minor (Op 9, No 2)
J.M. Leclair the Elder: Flute Sonata in G Major (Op 9, No 2) is one of the 48 sonatas Leclair composed for violin or German flute (“Cette Sonate peut se jouer sur la Flûte Allemande”).
Naoko Ishibashi (piano), live recording at Kanazawa, 2015.
1. Dolce andante; 2. Allemanda: Allegro ma non troppo; 3. Sarabanda: Adagio; 4. Minuetto: Allegro non troppo
Jean-Marie Leclair l'aîné (the elder) (1697-1764) was renown French violinist and composer which is considered as the founder of the French school of violin writing, inventing left-hand tremolo which later evolved into vibrato.
Leclair was born in Lyon and studied violin in Turin.
In 1723 he moved to Paris where regularly performed at the Concert Spirituel: semi-public concert series popular at that time. For 5 years Leclair was engaged by Princess of Orange court in Leeuwarden, talented harpsichordist and student of Handel. Upon return to Paris in 1743 Leclair served the Duke of Gramont in his private theatre where his only opera Scylla et Glaucus and several instrumental works were regularly performed.