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Boccherini: Symphonies & Cello Concertos / Johannes Goritzki, Et Al


Release Date: 09/29/2009 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777113   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This music is wonderful. Boccherini was an amazing melodist and a superb orchestrator. The symphony, actually an overture in three linked movements--fast, slow, fast--has excitement and lyricism aplenty, while the Octet's opening Andante amoroso (a favorite indication of the composer) truly lives up to its billing. The two cello concertos feature some stunning tunes; the slow movement of G 479 is as lush and Romantic as you could ever imagine, and not at all "18th-century rococo". Johannes Goritzki turns out to be as fine a conductor as he is a soloist. The orchestra plays with real panache, clean rhythm, and the mellifluous, singing tone (thank God they use vibrato--Boccherini notates a lot of it) that the music demands. Both Read more concertos are extremely difficult technically, and very occasionally Goritzki offers a smidgen of iffy intonation, but that's a minor issue for a recording whose overall fine performances and spectacular engineering make this disc a joy from beginning to end.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony in D major, Op. 43/G 521 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Spain 
2.
Concerto for Cello in C major, G 477 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771 
3.
Concerto for Cello in D major, G 479 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771 
4.
Octet for 2 Violins, Viola, 2 Cellos, Flute/Oboe, Horn and Bassoon in G major, Op. 38 no 4/G 470 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Spain 

Sound Samples

Symphony in D major, Op. 43, G. 521: I. Allegro con molto spirito
Symphony in D major, Op. 43, G. 521: II. Andantino
Symphony in D major, Op. 43, G. 521: III. Allegro come prima
Cello Concerto in C major, G. 477: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in C major, G. 477: II. Largo
Cello Concerto in C major, G. 477: III. Allegro
Divertimento notturno in G major, Op. 41, G. 470: I. Andantino
Divertimento notturno in G major, Op. 41, G. 470: II. Minuetto
Divertimento notturno in G major, Op. 41, G. 470: III: Finale: Allegro vivo
Cello Concerto in D major, G. 479: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in D major, G. 479: II. Adagio
Cello Concerto in D major, G. 479: III. Allegro

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