6 String Quartets, G.171-176 (Boccherini, Luigi)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Venier, n.d. (1772)
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Publisher. Info. Amsterdam: J.J. Hummel, n.d. Plate 313.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Boyer (obscured by Louis' label), n.d.
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Work Title 6 String Quartets, G.171-176 (Op.9)
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Composer Boccherini, Luigi
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. G.171-176 ; Op.9 in Boccherini's autograph catalogue, published as Op.10
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 46
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 quartets
  • Quartet in C minor, G.171
1. Allegro (C minor)
2. Larghetto (E major)
3. Minuetto (E major), Trio (A major)
4. Presto (C minor)
  • Quartet in D minor, G.172
1. Grave, Allegro (D minor)
2. Larghetto (B major)
3. Allegretto con moto (D minor)
  • Quartet in F major, G.173
1. Largo, Allegro (F major)
2. Largo cantabile (B major)
3. Minuetto (F major), Trio (G minor)
1. Adagio (E major)
2. Allegro (E major)
3. Minuetto (E major), Trio (A major)
  • Quartet in D major, G.175
1. Andante con moto (D major)
2. Allegro assai (D major)
3. Rondo. Allegro (D major)
1. Andante grazioso (E major)
2. Allegretto (E major)
3. Minuetto (A major), Trio (A minor)
4. Allegro assai (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1770
First Publication. 1772
Dedication "Alli Signori Diletanti di Madrid"
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation String Quartet

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The quartet G.173 originally began with a Largo (as a slow introduction to the Allegro) omitted in all the printed editions. For a score of the Largo see C. Speck, Boccherinis Streichquartette, München 1987, 94-95.