Leclair: Violin Sonatas Book 1 Nos 5-8

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COMPOSERS: Leclair
LABELS: Naxos
WORKS: Violin Sonatas Book 1 Nos 5-8
PERFORMER: Butterfield (violin), McGillivray (viola da gamba), Cummings (harpsichord)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.570889

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Leclair’s Corelli-haunted First Book of Sonatas might have been overshadowed by later volumes, but there’s a deal of attractive music to savour. The ensemble interplay is exemplary and the gamba playing in Op. 1 No. 8 is irresistable. Paul Riley