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Fri, 28 Jan 2005

Boccherini, Cello Concertos

Boccherini, Cello concertos vol. 3 Nos. 9 - 12
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Nicholas Ward, Raphael Wallfisch
LP, Naxos

Boccherini (1743-1805) came from a cultured Tuscan family of musicians and dancers. He was a child prodigy in Vienna when fifteen and from that time on led a busy life. He was in Paris at the time of Louis XIV and then Spain and Prussia, then Spain again where his patron was the French ambassodor, Lucien Bonaparte.

These works were only recently rediscovered and Manchester, UK's Northern Chamber Orchestra have done a very nice job of bringing them back to us. (Count K)

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