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Boccherini: Guitar Quintets / Scattolin, Mezzena, Pagliari, Volpato, Berger


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802138   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Luca VolpatoFranco MezzenaMassimo ScattolinStefano Pagliari,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) achieved considerable renown as a lyrical melodist with a distinctive voice whose compositions are noted for their expressiveness and intimacy. His major legacy is a fine body of distinctive chamber music. Transcribed from various pre-existing quintets by the composer, these quintets for guitar and strings were created in the 1790s. Full of energy and charisma, they are highly evocative works. Massimo Scattolin’s performances of this rarely-heard repertoire represent an important addition to the Boccherini discography. Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) achieved considerable renown as a lyrical melodist with a distinctive voice whose compositions are noted for their expressiveness and intimacy. His major legacy is a fine body of distinctive chamber music. Transcribed from various pre-existing quintets by the composer, these quintets for guitar and strings were created in the 1790s. Full of energy and charisma, they are highly evocative works. Massimo Scattolin’s performances of this rarely-heard repertoire represent an important addition to the Boccherini discography. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 9 in C major, G 453 "La ritirada di Madrid" by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Luca Volpato (Viola), Franco Mezzena (Violin), Massimo Scattolin (Guitar),
Stefano Pagliari (Violin), Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
2. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 4 in D major, G 448 "Fandango" by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Luca Volpato (Viola), Franco Mezzena (Violin), Massimo Scattolin (Guitar),
Stefano Pagliari (Violin), Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
3. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 3 in B flat major, G 447 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Luca Volpato (Viola), Franco Mezzena (Violin), Massimo Scattolin (Guitar),
Stefano Pagliari (Violin), Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
4. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 2 in E major, G 446 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Luca Volpato (Viola), Franco Mezzena (Violin), Massimo Scattolin (Guitar),
Stefano Pagliari (Violin), Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
5. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 1 in D minor, G 445 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Luca Volpato (Viola), Franco Mezzena (Violin), Massimo Scattolin (Guitar),
Stefano Pagliari (Violin), Julius Berger (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 

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