Boccherini, Luigi: Quintet in C major, G310
Luigi Boccherini’s cello quintets form the heart and soul of his musical legacy, tracing his arrival and permanent settlement in Spain. Of the 125 examples sadly, only a handful remain on the concert circuit in the present era. Our critical edition of Op. 28/4 (G310) in C major, attempts to dethrone the most performed of these, the ubiquitous 'Quintet in C' edited-or more precisely compiled, by a certain Lauterbach. The latter publication remains an unauthorised pastiche, combining movements from five different cello quintets. The present quintet, concludes with the catchy Rondeau championed by all cellists, and is prefaced by three equally complimentary movements. The edition presents cadenzas published here for the first time.