Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville
Sonate “en symphonie”, Opus 3 No. 4
One must be Mondonville to invent in 1749 the Sonates “en symphonies”. The principle was simple: to transcribe the Sonatas initially composed for harpsichord with accompanying violin (still an invention) into pieces, successfully published in 1734, in which each voice was confided to several instruments which played in unison. And always this touch of distinction.