LUIGI BOCCHERINI (1743-1805): 6 String Quartets, Op. 2.
Catalogue Number: 03J036
Reference: STR 33758
Description: Dating from 1761, these quartets predate any written by Haydn, making them a valuable witness to the early history of the genre. In three movements, they all have emancipated cello (and even viola at times), engage in learned polyphony and point forward both to the mature Viennese quartet and to Boccherini's mature style. AleaEnsemble.