7.30pm, Friday 7 March, 2014
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
It is said that, when the two great violinists Jean-Marie Leclair the Elder and Pietro Antonio Locatelli played on the same
bill at a concert in Kassel in 1728, the former played "like an angel" and the latter "like a devil".
Leclair and Locatelli represented two utterly antithetical ends of the musical spectrum; Locatelli the extremes of expression
of the vocal Italian style and Leclair the subtlety, grace and beauty of the dance-based French style. This programme of
violin sonatas is designed to bring out the differences in these fascinating and highly influential musicians who both died 250 years
ago in 1764.
Jean-Marie Leclair: Book 1 No.10 in D major
Pietro Antonio Locatelli:
Violin Sonata Op.6 No.2 in F major
Arcangelo Corelli: Op.5 No. 5 in G minor
Leclair: Book 1 No.5 in A major
-- Interval --
Violin Sonata Op.8 No.2 in D major
Giovanni Battista Somis:
Violin Sonata Op.2 No.9 in B minor
Le Tombeau Bk 3 No.6 in C minor
All concert information is correct at 26 February 2014.