Boismortier - Sonatas - Sonate 1704
Format: COMPACT DISC
Ensemble - Sonate 1704
1 - Sonata prima 8:23 2 - Sonata seconda 12:01 3 - Sonata terza 11:04 4 - Sonata quarta 10:29 5 - Sonata quinta 12:18 6 - Sonata sesta 10:34
Sonate 1704 was formed in 2003 by baroque violinist Olivier Brault with Dorothea Ventura (harpsichord) and Mélisande Corriveau (bass viol), with the particular objective of exploring and promoting French music for violin and continuo. Their repertory catalog features more than 100 works, many of which have been first modern performances. 1704 refers to the year in which the first book of French violin sonatas, composed by Francois Duval, was published. While the inspiration for Op. 20, published in 1727, is clearly Italian, the fact remains that French taste intervenes through the use of figures, ornamental possibilities, rhythmic variety, and the use of dance movements such as the tender gavotte, the loure, the passepied or the sarabande.