Jean-Marie Leclair

Sonates de Leclair

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Sonates pour violon seul et basse continue
Troisième et quatrième livres, op. 5 (1735) et 9 (1743) – extracts

Chouchane Siranossian Violin
Astrig Siranossian Cello
Christophe Rousset Harpsichord and direction

“Leclair is the founder of the French school of violin practice. We recorded his sonatas and overtures in trio very early on; he is one of those ‘must-have’ composers for our chamber music programs, in which we like to bring France and Italy together. We also put on a memorable performance of the sensational opera Scylla et Glaucus one night at the Versailles Royal Opera.”

– Christophe Rousset