Luigi Puxeddu has played as principal cellist with the Orchestra of La Scala, and La Fenice. He has also been principal cellist of I Solisti Veneti for many years.
Luigi Boccherini was born in 1743 in the Italian city of Lucca, the birthplace of Geminiani, and later of Catalani and Puccini. Like his fellow composer and compatriot Geminiani, he left Italy after his studies as there was little interest in purely instrumental music. Geminiani travelled to London, and Boccherini to Madrid to pursue his career as a virtuoso cellist.
Boccherini’s reputation was soon to rival that of Haydn (with whom he was on friendly terms with) and Mozart, and he composed a large quantity of symphonies, concertos, quartets, trios and sonatas.
The string quintet was a medium he made his own, and influenced the young Mozart. The works on this CD although called sonatas contain some of his earliest works (1771-5) for cello with four accompanying instruments. Boccherini died in Madrid in 1805, his reputation as one of the great figures of 18th century music secure.
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