Boccherini

Boccherini
Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). The latter work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. Boccherini composed several guitar quintets, including the "Fandango", which was influenced by Spanish music. His biographer Elisabeth Le Guin noted among Boccherini's musical qualities "an astonishing repetitiveness, an affection for extended passages with fascinating textures but virtually no melodic line, an obsession with soft dynamics, a unique ear for sonority, and an unusually rich palette of introverted and mournful affects."
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Boccherini

Boccherini

Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). The latter work was long known in the heavily altered ve...
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BRAHMS Double Concerto
BOCCHERINI Cello Sonata No. 4
DVORAK Cello Concerto
Recorded Barcelona 1929 and Prague 1937
Total duration: 75:27

Pablo Casals, cello
Jacques Thibaud,
violin
Blas Net, piano
Pablo Casals Orchestra, Alfred Cortot
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Geroge Szell


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MENDELSSOHN String Quartets Nos 2 & 5

BOCCHERINI Four String Quartets

Recorded 1954/55
Total duration: 1hr 53:12

The New Music Quartet

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BOCCHERINI Quintet No. 1 in A major for piano and strings
BOCCHERINI Quintet No. 4 in D minor for piano and strings
Recorded Decca West Hampstead Studios, 22 & 24 October, 1951 & 5 December 1952
Duration 33:26"

Quintetto Chigiano:
Sergio Lorenzi, piano
Riccardo Brengola,
violin
Mario Benvenuti,
violin
Giovanni Leone,
viola
Lino Filippini,
cello

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    RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2
    VARIOUS
    Symphonic movements and short pieces
    Acoustic studio recordings, 1917-1924
    Total duration: 79:41

    Leopold Stokowski, conductor
    Sergei Rachmaninov,
    piano
    The Philadelphia Orchestra