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Auser Musici is a vocal and instrumental ensemble which, taking its name from an antique river in the plain of Pisa, brings together instrumentalists and singers with an international reputation for historical performance practice. This is their first recording for Hyperion and future recordings are planned, including discs of music by Lidarti and Porpora.
This first disc of Boccherini’s flute quintets is very much the fruit of their own advanced research into lesser-known chamber works by the composer. The six Op 19 quintets cover a wide range of character and display all the resources, technical as well as expressive, common in the composer’s major works. Boccherini writes virtuoso parts for all instruments, including the cello, and the flute writing recalls his masterly use of the instrument in the orchestration of his symphonies.