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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67383
Recording details: November 2002
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: August 2003
Total duration: 10 minutes 48 seconds

'charming and delectable' (Gramophone)

'Beautifully recorded, stylishly played and overflowing with memorable ideas, this is a sheer delight and a must for all fans of 18th-century Classicism' (Classic FM Magazine)

'I cannot imagine the playing of these quintets being bettered' (Fanfare, USA)

String Quintet in B minor, G350
Op 42 No 3

Allegro giusto  [5'01]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Thirty-two of Boccherini’s 110 quintets with two cellos are called ‘Quintettinos’, having only two (or a maximum of three) movements, this one dating from 1789. A desperate melancholy pervades the Andante affetuoso even when, true to form, Boccherini escapes B minor as quickly as possible and D major becomes a mask for an assumed jollity. The impetuous second movement Allegro giusto contains a quasi-trio section (two cellos and viola) in G major marked flautato, sounding like distant melancholic flutes. This work has never been published.

from notes by Keith Pascoe © 2003

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