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FRENCH SONATAS FOR HARPSICHORD & VIOLIN Works by Mondonville, Guillemain, Balbastre, Clement etc. Johannes Pramsohler, Philippe Grisvard. Audax 2cds

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French Sonatas For Harpsichord And Violin Pramsohler Grisvard Audax 2Cds

FRENCH SONATAS FOR HARPSICHORD & VIOLIN

CD1:
1. Jean-Joseph Cassanéa De Mondonville: Sonate Op.3, No.1 En Sol Mineur
2. Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Sonate Op.8, No.5 En Ré Majeur*
3. Claude Balbastre: Sonate I En Sol Majeur
4. Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Sonate Op.8, No.6 En Sol Mineur *
5. Charles-François Clément: Sonate No.1 En Do Mineur *
6. Jacques Duphly: Suite En Sol Majeur

CD2:
1. Jean-Joseph Cassanéa De Mondonville Sonate Op.3, No.6 En La Majeur
2. Michel Corrette: Sonate Op.25, No.4 En Mi Mineur
3. Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Sonate Op.8, No.4 En Do Mineur *
4. Luc Marchand: Suite Op.1, No.1 En La Mineur *
5. Jacques Duphly: Suite En Fa Majeur

* world premiere recordings

Johannes Pramsohler, Philippe Grisvard

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS In 1740, with the op. 4 of Jean-Joseph Cassan a de Mondonville, a new genre appeared on the scene in France, a genre that was to fundamentally overturn the relationship to the harpsichord - until then a continuo instrument when it was not playing alone: the Pieces de clavecin en sonates avec accompagnement de violon.

Contrary to what the title might suggest, the two instruments engage in a dialogue as equals. Unknowingly, Mondonville imitated the Sei Suonate Cembalo certato e Violino solo that Bach had composed ten years earlier.

Moreover, he introduced a thoroughly Italian flavour - certainly an echo of the concertos by Corelli and Vivadli that at the time were often heard at the Concert Spirituel. The following decade then experienced a veritable rage for this form: Corrette, Guillemain, Balbastre, and others put their visions of the theme on paper - each in a very personal manner.

The “Dream Team” (Early Music Review), made up of the two indefatigable researchers Philippe Grisvard and Johannes Pramsohler, has rediscovered this neglected part of the violin-harpsichord repertoire and now presents a captivating selection of the genre’s best works in world premiere recordings on an opulent double CD.

Audax 2cds ADX13710

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