The fourth concert of the Boccherini–Beethoven Cycle with Quartetto Adorno

The “Flute Quintet in G minor, op. 19 n. 2”, the “Flute Quintet in E flat major, op. 17 n. 6” by Luigi Boccherini and the “String Quartet in B flat major, op. 130 n. 13” by Beethoven make up the program of the last concert of the Adorno Quartet with Andrea Oliva, for the “Stanze italiane” of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.

On the one hand, two quintets by the composer from Lucca, characterized by a variegated, brilliant and virtuoso writing that recalls in the flute part the masterful use he had made of it in his symphonies. On the other hand, a quartet that is still fascinating for its alternating tempos, defined at the time of its first performance as severe, gloomy, mystical but at the same time bizarre, indeed whimsical.

Listen now to the recording made at the Casa della Musica in Parma, available in the Auditorium of the “Stanze italiane”.

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