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LIVE CONCERT IN ALL SAINTS TILFORD
ON SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER AT 3pm
We are delighted to host a live Violin Recital at All Saints’ Church, Tilford, Surrey, arranged by Tilford Bach Society.
This is a one hour recital without interval. To comply with Government Guidelines we ask the audience to be socially distanced and wear masks and there will be no refreshments available.
Adrian Butterfield, violin
Sarah McMahon, cello
Silas Wollston, harpsichord
Adrian Butterfield, Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal College of Music in London and Musical Director of TBS, recorded the first two of Jean-Marie Leclair’s four books of 12 violin sonatas a few years ago to great acclaim and in December he will be recording Book 3 for Naxos. In preparation for that recording he and his London Handel Players colleagues present three of those exquisite sonatas and a rarely-heard work by Francesco Geminiani.
Born in Lyon in 1697, Leclair became the first great violin virtuoso of France. A trained dancer as well as instrumentalist, he embodied the elegant dance culture established by Louis XIV but also absorbed the virtuosity of the Italian style of Corelli, Vivaldi and Locatelli.
“Leclair’s manner was one of simplicity, almost always accompanied by a serious and reflective spirit” (Fonténay, 1776).
Leclair - Violin Sonata No.1 in A major (Troisième livre)
Adagio; Allegro; Aria Gratioso; Allegro
Leclair - Violin Sonata No.6 in C minor 'Le Tombeau' (Troisième livre)
Grave; Allegro ma non troppo; Gavotta Gratioso Andante; Allegro
Geminiani - Violin Sonata in C major, Op.4 No.3
Adagio; Allegro; Affettuoso; Allegro
Leclair - Violin Sonata No.4 in B flat major (Troisième livre)
Adagio; Allegro ma non troppo; Sarabanda Largo; Chaconna