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Composer: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805), s.a. 

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String Quintet in C major, Op. 30, No. 6, G. 324, "La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid": I. Ave Maria delle Parrochie

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Boccherini: Quintetti per archi

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A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker)
G. Schirmer, 1905 - Biography & Autobiography - 695 pages
Boccherini, Luigi b Lucca Italy Feb 19 1743 d Madrid May 28 1805 Pupil of Abbate Vannucci and studied later in Rome Being a fine cellist he undertook a long concert tour with the violinist Manfrcdi in 1768 they were in Paris and B publ his op 1 6 string quartets also 2 books of trios f 2 vlns and cello These charming works established his fame as a chamber composer In 1769 he settled in Madrid as chamber virtuoso to the Infante Luis and later to the King In 17S7 he dedicated a work to Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia who thereupon conferred on him the title of chamber composer with a salary which ceased at the King's death ini797 After this excepting a brief period under the munificent patronage of Lucien Bonaparte B s affairs went from bad to worse and he died in extreme poverty He was a prolific chamber composer 2 octets 16 sextets 125 string quintets 12 pf quintets 18 quintets f strings and flute or oboe 91 string quartets 54 string trios 42 trios sonatas and duets f vln etc Also 20 symphonies an opera an orchestral suite a cello concerto sacred music etc Monograph on Boccherini's life and works by L Picquot 1851 also by II M Schletterer Leipzig Br und H

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