BOCCHERINI: FANDANGO from Guitar Quintet in D Madrid Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Scenes from Spanish Dance from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). This last work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. His music was clearly influenced by the Spanish and Mediterranean style in that he composed several quintets for guitar.