Fabulous Composesrs/Compositions: String Quintet in E Major Op. 11 #5, ‘Minuet’, by Boccherini

 

Luigi Boccherini playing the chello

Luigi Boccherini playing the chello (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5 by Luigi Boccherini was written in 1771 and published in 1775. It is one of his most popular works. The quintet is famous for its minuet third movement, often referred to as “The Celebrated Minuet”, which is most-often played as a standalone piece outside of the context of the full quintet. It ia one of the most recognized composition from the Baroque Period.

Images – Versailles Gardens in France and Generalife Gardens in Spain

 

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