Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

Nationality: Italian | Spanish
Born: February 19, 1743, Lucca Died: May 28, 1805, Madrid (age 62)

String Trio in E major, Op. 34, No. 6, G.106

(for 2 violins and cello)
6:00 I. Allegro giusto
4:03 II. Larghetto
5:41 III. Menuetto con moto - Trio
7:22 IV. Rondo. Andante un poco lento
Duration: 24 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1781 (age 37-38)
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I. Allegro giusto
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II. Larghetto
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III. Menuetto con moto - Trio
La Ritirata
IV. Rondo. Andante un poco lento
From Edition Silvertrust

Luigi Boccherini Boccherini's Op.34 string trios for two violins and cello are probably the finest he wrote for this ensemble, and he wrote nearly 60. The intricate part-writing is excellent, the moods and tonal colors he brings forth are wide-ranging and the overall treatment of the three voices leave nothing to be desired.

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) was born in the town of Lucca in northern Italy. He studied cello and became a virtuoso. But it was at a time that such players could not yet make a living from touring, so Boccherini found jobs in various orchestras in Vienna and Italy. Boccherini eventually moved to Paris where he hoped to establish himself as an independent soloist and composer but could not and was forced to take employment with the Spanish royal family for the rest of his life.

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