Boccherini: Complete Guitar Quintets

Boccherini: Complete Guitar Quintets
Composer Luigi Boccherini
Artist Eros Roselli guitar
La Magnifica Comunità
Enrico Casazza violin and concert master
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 92892
EAN code 5028421928920
Release April 2006

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About this release

The 9 guitar quintets by Luigi Boccherini are probably arrangements of other pieces he wrote. Some were originally for piano quintet, some are combinations of pieces for other instruments. Nevertheless they sound very original, have a definite Spanish feel to them and make very enjoyable listening.

Of course two movements have become famous by themselves. There is the Fandango, the final movement of the fourth quintet with an unmistakable obviously Spanish rhythm. And the ninth quintet has the highly entertaining 'La ritirata di Madrid', depicting Madrid at night. Luciano Berio liked it so much that he made an arrangement of it.

A recording by La Magnifica Communitá. This ensemble has recorded Boccherini’s other quintets as well. They are here joined by guitarist Eros Roselli.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto I in D Minor, G. 445: Allegro moderato
  2. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto I in D Minor, G. 445: Cantabile
  3. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto I in D Minor, G. 445: Minuetto
  4. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto I in D Minor, G. 445: Allegro assai
  5. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto III in B-Flat Major, G. 447: Allegro moderato
  6. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto III in B-Flat Major, G. 447: Tempo di Minuetto
  7. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto III in B-Flat Major, G. 447: Adagio
  8. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto III in B-Flat Major, G. 447: Allegro
  9. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto V in D Major, G.449: Andantino pausato
  10. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto V in D Major, G.449: Minuetto (Allegro)
  11. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto V in D Major, G.449: Allegro giusto
  12. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto V in D Major, G.449: Andantino pausato con variazioni
  13. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto VI in G Major, G. 450: Allegro con vivacità
  14. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto VI in G Major, G. 450: Andantino lento
  15. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto VI in G Major, G. 450: Tempo di Minuetto
  16. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto VI in G Major, G. 450: Allegretto

Disk 2

  1. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto IV in D Major, G. 448, "Fandango": Pastorale
  2. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto IV in D Major, G. 448, "Fandango": Allegro maestoso
  3. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto IV in D Major, G. 448, "Fandango": Grave assai
  4. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto IV in D Major, G. 448, "Fandango": Fandango
  5. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto II in E Major, G. 446: Maestoso assai
  6. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto II in E Major, G. 446: Adagio
  7. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto II in E Major, G. 446: Allegretto
  8. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto II in E Major, G. 446: Polacca. Tempo di Minuetto
  9. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto in C Major, G. 453, "La Ritirata di Madrid": Allegro maestoso assai
  10. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto in C Major, G. 453, "La Ritirata di Madrid": Andantino
  11. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto in C Major, G. 453, "La Ritirata di Madrid": Allegretto
  12. Luigi Boccherini: Quintetto in C Major, G. 453, "La Ritirata di Madrid": Maestoso e lento (La Ritirata di Madrid)