Kreeta-Maria Kentala – Francœur: 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1 (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Kreeta-Maria Kentala – Francœur: 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1 (2018)
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For her ninth recording project on Glossa, the Berlin-based American harpsichordist Mitzi Meyersonis joined by her Finnish colleagues Kreeta-Maria Kentala (violin) and Lauri Pulakka (cello). With this same setup – which they are keen to call the “Jones Band” – they have previously unearthed works for the label by Richard Jones and Giovanni Battista Somis.

The new recording is centred on François Francoeur, a celebrated member of the Vingt-quatre Violons du Roi and of Le Concert Spirituel in France, and codirector, later in his career, with François Rebel, of the Paris Opéra. The ten violin sonatas on the present double album represent the complete Premier Livre de sonates à violon seul et basse continue, published in Paris in 1720. The writing brings together the elegance of the French style and the energy of the Italian in a perfect blend of both aesthetics, with Francoeur presenting his own unique voice in this collection in an effective manner. The music is tuneful and fresh, refined and robust, complete with tender melodies, wild dances, pastorales, and movements of unabashed virtuosity.

François Francœur perfected his talents as a violinist and composer in the France of the 18th century, down the years of a very full and long life (1698-1787). He was admitted to the Académie Royale de Musique as a violinist at the age of just 15. After several years of playing concerts in the great towns of Europe, he rejoined the The King’s 24 Violins in 1730, before becoming a member of the Concert Spirituel, a rare and much-coveted honour. He was also Master of Music at the Opéra de Paris and then musical director of the same institution with his good friend François Rebel. Francœur found himself increasingly in favour at the court of Louis XV who would name him His Majesty’s Master of Music in 1760 and ennobled him into the bargain. This was the era of the great rivalry between French and Italian music: Francœur didn’t take one side, but accepted the influence of both into his instrumental music. The ten first violin sonatas on this record make up the whole of his First Book published in 1720: ten sonatas, an unusual number at a time when they were normally published by the dozen or half dozen. The writing fuses courtly elegance and rather earthier, joyful Italian energy, and Francœur gives the work a unique voice of its own. In this fresh, melodious music, both refined and robust, we hear tender songs, feverish dances, pastorales, but also a stunning virtuosity. Violinist Mitzi Meyerson chose not to perform these sonatas in the order of their publication, on the grounds that they weren’t written to be performed back to back. Meyerson instead arranges them by key as harmoniously possible, and also sorts them by major musical influence: French, Italian and German too. She plays each line with a gentle inflection of the rhythms and emphases that reflects the known historical style of each national body of music.

Tracklist:

Disc 1 (01:03:25)
1. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 1 in G Major: I. Adagio (03:03)
2. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 1 in G Major: II. Courante (02:32)
3. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 1 in G Major: III. Sarabande (01:32)
4. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 1 in G Major: IV. Gavotte (02:44)
5. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 1 in G Major: V. Gigue (03:07)
6. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 2 in E Minor: I. Adagio (02:11)
7. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 2 in E Minor: II. Allemande (02:45)
8. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 2 in E Minor: III. Sarabande (02:57)
9. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 2 in E Minor: IV. Rondeau (02:18)
10. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 2 in E Minor: V. Presto (03:05)
11. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 4 in B Minor: I. Adagio (02:42)
12. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 4 in B Minor: II. Courante (03:54)
13. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 4 in B Minor: III. Sarabande (02:48)
14. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 4 in B Minor: IV. Gigue (02:28)
15. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 4 in B Minor: V. Gavotte (01:09)
16. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 6 in E Major: I. Adagio (01:55)
17. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 6 in E Major: II. Allemande (03:26)
18. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 6 in E Major: III. Sarabande (01:53)
19. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 6 in E Major: IV. Gavotte (02:11)
20. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 6 in E Major: V. Gigue (02:42)
21. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 9 in A Major: I. Adagio (02:50)
22. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 9 in A Major: II. Courante (04:12)
23. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 9 in A Major: III. Adagio (02:00)
24. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 9 in A Major: IV. Gigue (03:01)

Disc 2 (01:00:22)
1. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 7 in D Minor: I. Adagio (02:17)
2. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 7 in D Minor: II. Allemande. Marqué (03:13)
3. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 7 in D Minor: III. Rondeau (02:18)
4. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 7 in D Minor: IV. Sarabande (02:23)
5. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 7 in D Minor: V. Rondeau. Gay (03:28)
6. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 5 in C Minor: I. Allemande. Allegro (04:18)
7. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 5 in C Minor: II. Adagio (03:38)
8. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 5 in C Minor: III. Gavotte (01:30)
9. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 5 in C Minor: IV. Presto (04:04)
10. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 3 in B-Flat Major: I. Allemande. Adagio (02:57)
11. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 3 in B-Flat Major: II. Allemande (03:05)
12. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 3 in B-Flat Major: III. Sarabande (02:41)
13. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 3 in B-Flat Major: IV. Rondeau en muzette (02:14)
14. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 8 in F Minor: I. Adagio (02:55)
15. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 8 in F Minor: II. Courante (02:53)
16. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 8 in F Minor: III. Adagio (01:06)
17. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 8 in F Minor: IV. Rondeau (02:24)
18. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 10 in G Major: I. Allemande. Adagio (03:36)
19. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 10 in G Major: II. Allegro (03:13)
20. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 10 in G Major: III. Sicillienne (03:10)
21. 10 Sonatas for Violin & Continuo, Book 1, No. 10 in G Major: IV. Presto (02:59)

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