MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Boccherini: Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet for Strings

 
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LUIGI BOCCHERINI
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Boccherini: Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet for Strings
Europa Galante/Biondi

[ Virgin Classics / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 12 March 2001

"The subtly programme disc offers four string textures, trio to sextet, from three distinct periods of Boccherini's composing career. The best, and latest, comes first - one of the 47 two-cello quintets written for Frederick William of Prussia, himself a fine amateur cellist. Recorded sound is close, lending immediacy though, in the most forceful moments. It also generates some razor-edged tone from first violin." BBC Music

"All four works are attractive and the playing is superb, making the disc worth investigating." Sunday Times

Tracks:

Quintet No.91 for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C minor Op.45 No.1 (1792) 'Opera Grande' G 355

Sextet No.4 for 2 violins, 2 violas & 2 cellos in F major Op.23 No.4 (1776) 'Opera Grande' G 457

String Quartet No.56 in C minor Op.41 No.1 (1788) 'Opera Grande' G 214

String Trio No.22 in D major Op.14 No.4 (1772) ' Opera Grande' G 98