“Simple and effective!”
This is a lovely sonata by JB Loeillet which deserves a wider audience. There is a real sense of unity right from the start as the theme in the opening Largo is also used in the second movement Allegro. The Adagio has had a florid and stylish decoration added by the editor and there is plenty of scope for more imaginative embellishment throughout the sonata, especially in the Largo. Altogether it's simple and effective!
Performance duration (approx): 12'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Giga - Allegro