Articles avec le tag ‘Sonates’

postheadericon BRANCHE Charles-Antoine (1722-ca 1779)

Classical music score - Sheet music - Branche - Premier livre de sonates à violon seul et basse - violin - continuoBRANCHE Charles-Antoine (1722-ca 1779)

Charles-Antoine Branche was born in Vernon in 1722.

In 1748 he is first violin at the Comédie-Française : his responsibilities included recruiting and directing the musicians in the orchestra, and he composed the music necessary for performances.

1748 : Premier livre de sonates.

He resigned in 1765 and takes legal action against the Comédie-Française.

The exact date of his death is unknown.

- Premier livre de sonates à violon seul et basse. Paris, 1748. (Réf. 2664)

These twelve sonatas for violin and basso continuo, often remarkably difficult, are among the masterpieces of the French violin music.

Classical music score - Sheet music - Branche - Premier livre de sonates à violon seul et basse - violin - continuo

Introduction by Jean Saint-Arroman : General notation - phrasing - ornamentation - tempi.

postheadericon AUBERT JACQUES (1689-1753)

Classical music scores - Sheet music - Aubert - Pieces for two flutes or two violins, 1723. 1st suite - Flute violinAUBERT Jacques (1689-1753)

Member of the 24 violons de la Chambre du Roi (1726). 

Member of the opera orchestra as a first violin (1728). 

- Sonatas for solo violin and continuo – Book II. Paris, 1721
Sonatas for solo violin and continuo – Book II. Nouvelle édition. Paris, 1737. (Réf. 5622)

Two very different editions of the Opus II sonatas exist, the first dating from 1721, the second from 1737. 

It should first be said that, apart from those movements of the 1721 version which have been removed and replaced by new music, numerous passages have been totally rewritten.

- 1721 – Sonata Decima – Largo 

  • Aubert Jacques : Sonatas for solo violin and continuo - Book II - Sonata Decima - Largo

    Sonata Decima - Largo

- 1737 – Sonata Decima – Adagio

Aubert Jacques : Sonatas for solo violin and continuo - Book II - Sonata Decima - Adagio

Sonata Decima - Adagio

In the 1721 version the accidentals follow the French tradition of the end of the XVIIth century ; in that of 1737 their use is close to contemporary Italian notation. 

The most noteworthy progress from one edition to the other concerns mastery of the melodic line, and the modifications tend to avoid the sequences and clichés all too frequent in the first version. 

In the second version the phrasing is often precisely marked, a fact rare in the first edition. 

Page 1 of the 1737 edition bears the indication “All these Sonatas may be played on the transverse flute”. 

Facsimusic Collection

Pieces for two flutes or two violins, 1723. 1st suite (1723) (Réf. 50125)