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Boccherini: Quintets with 2 Cellos / Dieltiens, Ensemble Explorations


Release Date: 08/25/2017 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 1901894  
Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Roel Dieltiens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In their general layout and their style, the three quintets recorded here illustrate Boccherini’s formal variety and freedom: whether first violin and first cello are deliberately highlighted, or the roles are distributed in more balanced fashion, this composer had an unrivalled ability to use the group of instruments to create a limpid, shimmering soundscape, traversed by fleeting zones of shadow and sudden bursts of light. In their general layout and their style, the three quintets recorded here illustrate Boccherini’s formal variety and freedom: whether first violin and first cello are deliberately highlighted, or the roles are distributed in more balanced fashion, this composer had an unrivalled ability to use the group of instruments to create a limpid, shimmering soundscape, traversed by fleeting zones of shadow and sudden bursts of light. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in G minor, Op. 29 no 6/G 318 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Roel Dieltiens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Spain 
2.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in D minor, Op. 18 no 5/G 287 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Roel Dieltiens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Spain 
3.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in F major, Op. 41 no 2/G 347 by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Roel Dieltiens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Spain 

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