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Boccherini, Luigi

Born: 1743 AD
Died: 1805 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers

1743 – Born on the 19th of February in Lucca, Italy, in a musical family.


1757 – He was sent to study in Rome.


1769 – Employed by Don Luis in Spanish court in Madrid.


Boccherini is often credited with improving Haydn’s model of the string quartet.


He often played violin repertoire on the cello, at pitch.


Wrote a large amount of chamber music, including over one hundred string quintets for two violins


1805 – Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini died on 28th of May.