Florence Malgoire & Mahan Esfahani

Promoted by Leeds International Concert Season

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J.-F. Rebel (1666-1747) Sonata in D minor
E. Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729) Sonata No. 4 in G
J.-M. Leclair (1703-1777) Sonata Op. 3, No. 9
C. Balbastre (1724-1799) La de Caze, La Courteille, La D’Héricourt
J.-J. C. d. Mondonville (1711-1772) Sonata Op. 1

Florence Malgoire, Violin
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord

The final programme of the season, featuring our guest Artistic Director and the celebrated French specialist of baroque violin, Florence Malgoire, looks at the concept of “Aube et Crépuscule” - the dawn and dusk of the violin in pre-revolutionary France. As the violin was adopted by French musicians as a vehicle for solo expression and virtuosity, first by remarkable seventeenth century composers who combined new techniques and ideas from Italy with the sublimity of French musical expression, it founds its highest exponent in the Italian-trained Jean-Marie Leclair, the very model of the classical virtuoso.

The works of Balbastre and Mondonville are a testament to the waning of French early classicism in the years prior to the revolution, as a uniquely French style eventually gave way to the chilly Germanic winds of Enlightenment, concluding this programme and the season on a note of regret for the passing of great musical phenomena and hope for the future.

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Provision for disabilities

Wheelchair access
The Venue has full wheelchair access, as well as wheelchair accessible toilet facilities.

Hearing loop
The Venue is fitted with an infrared audio system. Patrons can independently control the level of volume required from their seat by using a headset.

Guide dogs
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Discounted tickets are available for selected performances for students, over 60s, unwaged and under 18s. Please check with the City Centre Box Office for discounts applicable to your chosen concert.

For Leeds International Concert Season events patrons with disabilities and their essential carers may obtain two tickets for the price of one via the Essential Carer Scheme. Relevant documentation must be produced to prove eligibility for the scheme.

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