Jean Marie Leclair

Jean-Marie Leclair l'aîné, also known as Jean-Marie Leclair the Elder (10 May 1697 – 22 October 1764), was a Baroque violinist and composer. He is considered to have founded the French violin school. His brothers Jean-Marie Leclair the younger (1703–77), Pierre Leclair (1709–84) and Jean-Benoît Leclair (1714–after 1759) were also musicians.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10th, 1697 (Lyon), Died October 22nd, 1764 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6616 10-in. 11/25/1908 Sarabande Victor String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-16108 10-in. 6/18/1915 Tambourin Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-49852 12-in. 2/12/1929 Sarabande Yehudi Menuhin ; Louis Persinger Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 6638 12-in. approximately 1915 Sarabande Albert Sammons Violin solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 156-b] 10-in. approximately Sept. 1927 Sarabande et tambourin Maude Gold Violin solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leclair, Jean Marie," accessed October 16, 2021,

Leclair, Jean Marie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from

"Leclair, Jean Marie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 October 2021.

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