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String Quintet in B minor, G350
Op 42 No 3

'Boccherini: Cello Quintets, Vol. 2' (CDA67383)
Boccherini: Cello Quintets, Vol. 2
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Movement 1: Andante affettuoso
Movement 2: Allegro giusto

String Quintet in B minor, G350
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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Details for CDA67383 track 10
Allegro giusto
Recording date
15 November 2002
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Boccherini: Cello Quintets, Vol. 2 (CDA67383)
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    Release date: August 2003
    Deletion date: December 2011
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