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Boccherini – Guitar Quintets
Edwards, On Mon, 07 Feb Bocchernii is best known for a minuet from his String Quintet in EOp. As far as I know, there is no record that these quintets were ever performed in Spain, or anywhere else for that matter, until about when they were performed in Germany by Heinrich Albert and friends.
Much of Boccherini’s chamber music follows models established by Joseph Haydn ; however, Boccherini is often credited with improving Haydn’s model of the string quartet by bringing the cello to prominence, whereas Haydn had frequently relegated it to an accompaniment role. Performed by Jacques Lochet, violin and synthesizer November The mention of the guitar quintets is made here as an aside to impress upon Pleyel Boccherini’s relations with wealthy patrons.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. However, I would be delighted to stand corrected here, if you could supply the full quotation, and the precise source for it. Here are some of the reviews that were published soon after the book came out: The two quintets recorded are G. That one, Alas, is not known to exist. An Essay in Boccherinu Musicology Not exactly in my limited vocabulary of English language obscenities. Views Read Boccehrini View history.
If so, the liner notes tell us two blatantly false bits of information: What Boccherini does NOT say, is that what was performed in that house on gutar occasion, were the guitar transcriptions. String Quintet Op62 No4, second movement. As for the recording itself, it is one of the strangest recordings of this music I have heard. Where is this letter quoted, and quingets does it actually say?
Such reviews, traditionally, take their information directly from the liner notes. 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. Boccherini’s style is characterized by Rococo charm, lightness, and optimism, and exhibits much melodic and rhythmic invention, coupled with frequent influences from the guitar tradition of his adopted uqintets, Spain.
His “celebrated minuet” String Quintet in EOp. In fact there is no reason to think otherwise, unless one is MO boccheribi only sees a pimple on a callipygian object.
If any of his CDs have been reviewed in the guitar press, and I am on the omaggio list for most of them I do pay a subscription to Soundboard and for the Guitar Review.
It’s probably the type of guitar Boccherini heard when he was in Spain, and probably the guitar his “quintets” were played on. Actually, the very first time the book, and my 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.
This is definitely an area of early guitar that deserves exploration Performed by Jacques Lochet, violin and sampler There is nothing on the CD to indicate what sort of guitar Signor Pinardi was using, and whether it was single strung, double strung, using gut or nylon or steel or whatever.
Obviously, there is always the possibility that Mr.
Unfortunately, whoever transliterated the original letter screwed up. Clive Titmuss was offering a qintets of a six course guitar from that period. It contains such phrases as ” Transcribed from earlier cello and piano quintets to accommodate a guitar-playing marquis, these two quintets Boccherini composed six in this untitled series seamlessly cobble together movements from different compositions.
They usually hang around the Spanish guitar forum at http: Edwards that a double strung guitar was the more common instrument in Spain at the time Boccherini lived there, and Quintest have written on this subject extensively.
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String Quintet Op11 No3, first movement. You are still not getting it. Retrieved from ” https: String Quintet Op62 No4, first movement. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. A very enjoyable CD. Some sources for Boccherini’s style are in the works of a famous Italian cellist, Giovanni Battista Cirriwho was born before Boccherini and before Haydn, and in Spanish popular music.
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Double strung guitars were popular in Spain well into the mid 19th century. Guitar Quintets, C, ‘La ritrata di Madrid’. So I posted this enquiry on my blog:.