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Joseph Bodin de Boismortier   (1689-1755) Sonata in B major opus 40/2 (1732)

in four movements

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One of the most prolific and prosperous composers of his period, Boismortier began composing in Perpignan and later moved to Paris. This sonata contrasts two graceful slow movements with a very energetic central presto. The final movement is a lively gavotte. This piece is recorded by the Berlin Philharmonic Duo on Schwann CD 31105G1.

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