Elisa Citterio, Cristina Zacharias violins
Brandon Chui viola
Christina Mahler, Allen Whear violoncellos
The French violinist Cartier once wrote, “If God wished to speak to man through music, he would choose Haydn. If he wanted to listen to the music himself, he would choose Boccherini.”
The virtuoso cellist Luigi Boccherini was one of the most sensual composers of the eighteenth century, exploiting the colours and textures of string instruments and imbuing them with the flavour of Spain, where he worked for the Infante Don Luis. As innovative as he was charming, Boccherini created the two-cello quintet, which we’re pleased to present to you in this chamber concert showcasing his creative genius.
Boccherini Quintet in D Major, op. 29, no. 1 (G.313)
Boccherini Quintet in G Minor, op. 29, no. 6 (G.318)
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