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Re: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)!
« Reply #140 on: May 30, 2021, 09:09:25 AM »

This is a really wonderful set of performances and is a must for every serious Boccherini fan.

The Goritzki CPO box does take up space (8 jewel cases) and is over 7 hrs of music - for those wanting just a 'sampling', a number of other recordings have been mentioned in previous posts - in my collection, I also have the 2-CDs w/ Michael Erxleben (came as part of a 10-CD Capriccio box), and contains 7 symphonies (Nos. 13, 15, 16-20) - attached are some reviews of the Goritzki box and the Erxleben recordings.  Dave :)

   

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Re: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)!
« Reply #141 on: May 30, 2021, 12:49:44 PM »
Either way, people, sample the symphonies  ;)
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Re: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)!
« Reply #142 on: May 30, 2021, 05:14:08 PM »
I've wishlisted the set, but noticed Amazon lists another CD that's not part of it.


Meanwhile I've just received this set



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Re: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)!
« Reply #143 on: May 30, 2021, 05:46:04 PM »
I've wishlisted the set, but noticed Amazon lists another CD that's not part of it.
 

Meanwhile I've just received this set


Well, looks like the Goritzki CD (inserted the front cover above) is a mixture of different works, including two cello concertos (Luigi's cello works, sonatas and concertos are all delights so just a small sampling on that disc).  As to the Flute Quintets, the 3-CD set from Brilliant includes his Opus numbers in that genre (my recordings of the same works shown below) - I also have Rampal doing a collection of 6 which followed the Op. 55 set w/ the Gerard numbers listed (Source); one issue of interest on this 3-disc set is whether period instruments are used?  Dave :)


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Re: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)!
« Reply #144 on: May 30, 2021, 06:47:56 PM »
Well, looks like the Goritzki CD (inserted the front cover above) is a mixture of different works, including two cello concertos (Luigi's cello works, sonatas and concertos are all delights so just a small sampling on that disc).  As to the Flute Quintets, the 3-CD set from Brilliant includes his Opus numbers in that genre (my recordings of the same works shown below) - I also have Rampal doing a collection of 6 which followed the Op. 55 set w/ the Gerard numbers listed (Source); one issue of interest on this 3-disc set is whether period instruments are used?  Dave :)



The flute and viola are modern copies of 18th century instruments, the cello is dated 1922, the violins are 18th century instruments, and the artist bio for the quartet talk about HIP practice and continued work on the "Early Music scene", while the flautist's bio says he studied historical flutes but now plays 18th to 20th century chamber music. So it seems PI adjacent.

I have the Auser Musici CD.

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Re: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)!
« Reply #145 on: May 31, 2021, 06:00:18 AM »
The flute and viola are modern copies of 18th century instruments, the cello is dated 1922, the violins are 18th century instruments, and the artist bio for the quartet talk about HIP practice and continued work on the "Early Music scene", while the flautist's bio says he studied historical flutes but now plays 18th to 20th century chamber music. So it seems PI adjacent.

I have the Auser Musici CD.

Thanks for the information above - need to read up more on the Brilliant release, especially if period flute copies were used. Just checked my 4 recordings of Luigi's flute works (shown below - also * in the quote) - from reading the booklets, only Carlo Ipata w/ the Auser Musici (Op. 19) uses a period flute, a replica by R. Tutz after Gresner; others appear to be 'modern' flutes.

Boccherini wrote a lot of flute music for various chamber combinations (could find only 2 concertos (G. 489/575) - the listing quoted below is from the outstanding Quebec catalog (LINK given there) - I count over 50 compositions; the * ones are in my collections, as stated, including the Divertimenti - I would love to hear some of those early works, particularly w/ the clarinet - will check Spotify and Amazon later.  P.S. reviews attached of the 3 CD Brilliant set for those interested.  Dave :)

Addendum: flute used by Rafael de Torres is one after August Grenser (a=430 Hz) by Martin Wenner (2010); Brilliant booklet attached HERE.

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G. 155-158 (No Opus) Trios for flute
G. 260/1-3 (Op. 5) Quartets for flute
G. 261 (No Opus) Quartets for Flute
G. 262/1-3 (No Opus) Clarinet/Flute Quartets
G. 263/1-3 (No Opus) Clarinet/Flute Quartets
G. 264/1-3 (No Opus) Clarinet/Flute Quartets
G. 419-424 (Op. 17) Flute Quintets*
G. 425-430 (Op. 19) Flute Quintets*
G. 431-436 (Op. 55) Flute Quintets*
G. 437-442 (No Opus) Flute Quintets*
G. 461-466 (Op. 16) Flute Sextets*
G. 489 & 575 (No Opus) Flute Concertos
G. 492/1-6 (Op. 16) Flute Divertimento
* recordings I own; G = GĂ©rard; (Source)

     
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