Boccherini: Luigi. Sheet Music and Biography

By | July 29, 2020

Boccherini Sheet Music

Head and shouldner of Luigi Boccherini drawn in pencil
Luigi Boccherini
19 Feb 1743 – 28 May 1805

Luigi Boccherini was an Italian composer and cellist born on 19 Feb 1743 to a musical family.

His father was a cellist and double bass player and his uncle a poet and dancer who wrote librettos for Joseph Haydn and Antonio Salieri. At the age of five, Luigi’s father started teaching him the cello.

Amongst his most famous works is a minuet from his String Quartet in E, Op.11 No.5 G275 and we have versions for different instruments on our site.

Works

Boccherini mainly wrote chamber music and created approximately five hundred works which included symphonies, concerti, and sacred music. Aside from the minuet and trio from String Quartet in E, Op.11 No.5 his other most famous work is the Cello Concerto in B flat major G482 which was arranged from two of his concerti and a sonata by Friedrich Grützmacher. The G numbers refer to the Gérard catalogue published in 1968.

Having lost his first wife to a stroke years earlier when his second wife and only remaining daughter died in 1804 it seemed that Boccherini lost interest in living and passed away in Madrid on 28th May 1805.

Boccherini Sheet Music Downloads and Further Reading

On music-scores.com we have over twenty pieces of Luigi Boccherini Sheet Music in PDF format for you to download.

For further information on Boccherini why not take a look at Wikipedia or Britannica?

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