Boccherini – Viola Quartet in D Major


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Boccherini is another of those composers who tends to be known for just one work, his lovely string quintet, made famous in the movies – at least 5 of them, to date, together with countless elevators, and ‘on-hold’ tunes for the phone.

But there is so much more to discover, and here’s a start:

We have chosen one of his numerous chamber works that lends itself perfectly to a viola quartet. A beautifully charming 2-movement work comprising an Allegro moderato, and a Menuetto and Trio, where all the players have lots of melodic interest. Just lovely. 11 mins. M


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