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BOCCHERINI: String Quartets, Opp. 32 and 39

Composer(s):Boccherini, Luigi
Artist(s) Borciani Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.555042
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

BOCCHERINI: String Quartets, Opp. 32 and 39 8.555042
BOCCHERINI: String Quartets Op. 32, Nos. 3–6 8.555043

The Quartetto Borciani offer an equally accomplished alternative on modern instruments, which have plenty of character and vitality and are always sensitive to Boccherini’s gentle touches of expressive melancholy. They include Boccherini’s later A major Quartet, Op. 39 (1787), which has a particularly touching Grave third movement, most affectingly played here. The Naxos recording is vivid and truthful and there are excellent notes.

Review By Roger-Claude Travers,Diapason,February 2002

Review By Roger-Claude Travers,Diapason,February 2002

Dès les premières mesures de l’Allegro moderato de l’Opus 39, le Quartetto Borciani annonce tout de suite la tonalite de l’ensemble du récital : celle du chant à l’italienne (quelle belle sonorité du premier violon, ce Fulvio Luciani!), des couleurs charnues et flamboyantes, de la séduction. […] En conclusion, un programme superbe…


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