Luigi Boccherini
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1743-02-19
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Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini Biography (Wikipedia)

Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (,, (listen); February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian composer and cellist of the Classical era whose music retained a courtly and galante style even while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. He is best known for a 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 also 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." Many of his other biographers and admirers see his music quite differently and in a much more appreciated light.

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Luigi Boccherini
Quintet No.4 in D for guitar and strings - III & IV
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Quintet No.4 in D for guitar and strings - III & IV

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Luigi Boccherini
Cello Concerto No.6 in D major
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Cello Concerto No.6 in D major
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Quintet No 60 in C major, G 324 (Ritirata con variazioni)
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Quintet No 60 in C major, G 324 (Ritirata con variazioni)
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Cello Concerto No 4 in C major, G481
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Cello Concerto No 4 in C major, G481
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Fandango (from Quintet No 4 for guitar and strings)
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Fandango (from Quintet No 4 for guitar and strings)
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La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid, Quintet Op 30 no 6 (G.324)
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La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid, Quintet Op 30 no 6 (G.324)
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String Sextet in F minor G.457, Op.23`4 (4th mvt)
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String Sextet in F minor G.457, Op.23`4 (4th mvt)
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Fandango (4th mvt from Quintet No. 4 (G.448) in D major)
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Fandango (4th mvt from Quintet No. 4 (G.448) in D major)
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Quintet No 4 in D major, G 448
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Quintet No 4 in D major, G 448
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Symphony in D minor, Op. 37 No. 3
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Symphony in D minor, Op. 37 No. 3
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Quintet no. 9 in C major G.453: La Ritirata di Madrid
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Quintet no. 9 in C major G.453: La Ritirata di Madrid
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Quintet no. 4 in D major G.449 (Fandango)
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Quintet no. 4 in D major G.449 (Fandango)
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Quartet no. 2 in B flat major G.160, Op.2`2
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Quartet no. 2 in B flat major G.160, Op.2`2
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Quintet no. 3 in B flat major G.447
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Quintet no. 3 in B flat major G.447
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Quartet no. 1 in C minor G.159
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Quartet no. 1 in C minor G.159
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String Quintet in E major, Op.11 No.5 (Minuet)
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String Quintet in E major, Op.11 No.5 (Minuet)
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Quintet No 4 in D major, G 448 (Fandango)
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Quintet No 4 in D major, G 448 (Fandango)
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Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra (G.487) in E flat major
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Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra (G.487) in E flat major
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Flute Quintet in D Major, Op. 17 No. 1, G. 419: I. Allegro assai
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Flute Quintet in D Major, Op. 17 No. 1, G. 419: I. Allegro assai
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Symphony in D minor, Op 37 No 3 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony in D minor, Op 37 No 3 (3rd mvt)
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Quintet in E major, Op 13 No 5: Minuet
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Quintet in E major, Op 13 No 5: Minuet
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String Quintet in E major, Op.11, No.5 (2nd mvt)
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String Quintet in E major, Op.11, No.5 (2nd mvt)
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Cello Concerto no 1 in E flat major
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Cello Concerto no 1 in E flat major
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Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid'
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Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid'
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Quintet for guitar and strings in D major, G448
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Quintet for guitar and strings in D major, G448
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Cello Concerto in D, G.478
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Cello Concerto in D, G.478
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String Quartet in E minor, Op 33 No 5, G 211: 1st mvt Allegro brillante
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String Quartet in E minor, Op 33 No 5, G 211: 1st mvt Allegro brillante
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La ritirata di Madrid (Quintet for guitar and strings, G 453)
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La ritirata di Madrid (Quintet for guitar and strings, G 453)
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Night music on the Streets of Madrid
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Night music on the Streets of Madrid
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Duet no. 7 in E flat major G.62 (La Bona notte)
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Duet no. 7 in E flat major G.62 (La Bona notte)
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Cello Concerto No 9 in B flat major, G.482 (3rd mvt)
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Cello Concerto No 9 in B flat major, G.482 (3rd mvt)
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Duet 'La Bona Notte', G.62 (1st & 2nd mvts)
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Duet 'La Bona Notte', G.62 (1st & 2nd mvts)
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Stabat Mater, G. 532 (1781 Version): I. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
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Stabat Mater, G. 532 (1781 Version): I. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
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Quintet no. 60 in C major G.324, Op.30`6
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Quintet no. 60 in C major G.324, Op.30`6
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Quintetto no. 4 in Re Maggiore 'Fandango' per corda et chittare: iii. Grave assai - Fandango
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Quintetto no. 4 in Re Maggiore 'Fandango' per corda et chittare: iii. Grave assai - Fandango
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Stabat Mater, G.532 (Virgo virginum)
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Stabat Mater, G.532 (Virgo virginum)
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Symphony no. 19 in D major G.521, Op.43`6 (Overture)
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Symphony no. 19 in D major G.521, Op.43`6 (Overture)
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Concerto pour violoncelle No. 6 en ré majeur, G. 479: I. Allegro
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Concerto pour violoncelle No. 6 en ré majeur, G. 479: I. Allegro
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Cello Concerto in B flat (2nd mvt)
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Cello Concerto in B flat (2nd mvt)
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Ritirata (from Quintet Op 30 No 6 'Night Music of the Streets of Madrid')
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Ritirata (from Quintet Op 30 No 6 'Night Music of the Streets of Madrid')
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Symphony No 4 in D minor (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in D minor (3rd mvt)
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Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid' (Passacalle)
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Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid' (Passacalle)
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Minuet (from String Quintet G275)
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Minuet (from String Quintet G275)
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