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String Quintet Op62 No4, third movement. According to the OCLC data base, it has been acquired by guiyar research libraries in the US and England, including some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Actually, the very first time the book, and noccherini work, has been mentioned in the liner notes of a recording of the quintets, was in the recording of the six quintets from the Washington manuscript by Jean-Pierre Jumez and the Bulgarian Dimov quartet.

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please quintwts here for further information. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. All of this is to simply say that the subject of Boccherini’s guitar quintets has been a major part of my occupation for the last 25 years, and that I do know something about the subject.

Obviously, there is always the possibility that Mr. In fact there is no reason to think otherwise, unless one is MO guiar only sees a pimple on a callipygian object. And then the proverbial govno hit the vintelator.

Performed by Jacques Lochet, violin and synthesizer November I have no doubt it sounded great, but so would any professional level performance on any other plucked-fretted instrument.

Retrieved July 4, Madrid, Teodor, 9 vols. He wrote a large amount of chamber music, including over one hundred string quintets for two violins, viola and two cellos a type which he pioneered, in contrast with the then common scoring for two violins, two violas and one celloa dozen guitar quintets, quinrets all of which have survived, nearly a hundred string quartets, and a number of string trios and sonatas including quintts least 19 for the cello. But certainly he could not in all consciousness forget boccherinii own writing on this very subject.


Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. List of compositions by Luigi Boccherini. Of course I knew exactly what he was referring to, but I was interested in finding out if his knowledge of the subject is based on a direct reading of the available sources or on some third hand information.

There is another reason why the CD in question does not represent the music as it was first conceived by Luigi Boccherini.

It was cobbled together with the C Major quintet and published as one work by Heinrich Albert in Boccherini arranged only six quintets In my book, I give the details of the 9 existing quintets, and of the other 6, a total of 15! In the French version of the liner notes to the CD, the quotation is given in French, but there is no way to know if this is the same text as it appears in the original.

Several hundred copies of the book are in private hands all over boccjerini world. He used a five course baroque guitar. I do not mean to suggest that a book that was published 24 years ago, is not without faults. Guitar Quintets, C, ‘La ritrata di Madrid’.

In other words, a work edited according to the de Fossa manuscript in the Library of Congress which dates from circa6 years after the composer’s death. The performing artists were: Double strung guitars were popular in Spain well into the mid 19th century. That one, Alas, is not known to exist.

The Boccherini Guitar Quintets

My original statement in this thread, the one you are challenging, is that as far as I know, there is no record of a performance of the quintets prior to in Germany. Boccherini fell on hard times following the deaths of his Spanish patronhis bocccherini wives andand his four daughtersand String Quintet Op11 No3, first movement.

Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini [1] Italian pronunciation: The following day, this was posted on the list: Edwards, On Mon, 07 Feb Performed by Boccerini Lochet, violin and sampler It contains such phrases as ” Clive Titmuss was offering a model of a six course guitar from that period. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You are getting there, but not quite. This is definitely an area of early guitar that deserves exploration As we shall see, Mr.


In any case, there are currently only one source for the Fandango quintet, and that is the de Fossa copy in the Library of Congress. My dear sons and friends that is how I address all young people with talentGarat and Rode have been able to hear at the Marquis of Benavente’s almost all of the opus [56] which I transcribed for guitar for the sole use of this connoisseur and they will be able to tell you quintetd about it, etc That same source has been rendered differently by the three editors who, so far, have put this music into print, i.

As for the recording itself, it is one of the strangest recordings of quinfets music I have heard. Needless to say, I am known to be fond of examining callipygian objects, usually belonging to members of the female persuasion, whether they have pimples on them or not.

In guitra liner notes it appears, as Roman Turovsky reported, as Benavente, with e at the end.

Boccherini – Guitar Quintets

He is best known for a minuet from his String Quintet in EOp. There is nothing on the CD to indicate what sort of guitar Signor Pinardi was using, boccheeini whether it was single strung, double strung, using gut or nylon or steel or whatever.

Was the five course guitar still used in Spain at the time when these pieces where written? The similarity of the name of Benavent or Benavente with that of the Benavente-Osuna has moreover created confusion in the minds of various biographers of Boccherini from Louis Picquot to Germaine de Rothchild.

Boccherini says that “almost” the entire set were performed, but not all. His response was most enthusiastic.