Mstation Classical Reviews
pre Dec 04 reviews are here
Fri, 28 Jan 2005
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)