LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805): Guitar Quintets, Vol. 3 - in G, G450, in E Minor, G451 and in C, G452.
Catalogue Number: 09P021
Label: Columna Musica
Description: These works were remade out of pieces of pre-existing music: G450 comes from a string quartet (G240) and a flute quintet (G431), G451 from a piano quintet (G407) and G452 from a piano quintet (G409) and its most famous movement,the Ritrata di Madrid from a string quintet (G324). Extra color is added here by the use of castanets where, as the booklet puts it, the dance rhythm "was calling" for this sixth instrument. Almodis Chamber Ensemble, Luovica Mosca (castanets).