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Boccherini: Six Quatuors / La Real Camara

Boccherini / Real Camara / Schoonderwoerd / Moreno
Release Date: 06/19/2012 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 920312  
Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Antonio ClaresArthur SchoonderwoerdEmilio MorenoMercedes Ruiz
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

String player, director and scholar, Emilio Moreno is the the ideal guide to the music of Luigi Boccherini. Joined by the talented Dutch keyboard player Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Moreno leads La Real Cámara, with regular partners violist Antonio Clares and cellist Mercedes Ruiz, in six piano quartets transcribed from Boccherini’s Op 26 two-movement quartettini of 1778. Moreno also takes us back to the Age of Enlightenment, to the cultured court of the Infante Don Luis de Borbón, the brother of the Spanish king, in Arenas de San Pedro - a royal residence outside Madrid. where chamber music of all configurations was performed by the Font family quartet and Boccherini (a noted cellist himself), with technical assurance and Read more artistry. Here, fortepiano joins violin, viola and basse obligé, coming together in elegant, witty and graceful chamber music, in scores touched by those popular Spanish motifs cheerfully incorporated by Boccherini. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 26 no 2/G 196 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Antonio Clares (Viola), Arthur Schoonderwoerd (Piano), Emilio Moreno (Violin),
Mercedes Ruiz (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Spain 
2.
Quartet for Strings in F minor, Op. 26 no 6/G 200 by Luigi Boccherini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Spain 
3.
Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 26 no 5/G 199 by Luigi Boccherini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Spain 
4.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 26 no 3/G 197 by Luigi Boccherini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Spain 
5.
Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 26 no 1/G 195 by Luigi Boccherini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Spain 
6.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 26 no 4/G 198 by Luigi Boccherini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Spain 

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