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Luigi Boccherini

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Franz Joseph Haydn will be the dad from the string quartet, but Luigi Boccherini may be considered among its uncles. Given birth to on Feb 19, 1743, Boccherini was the child of a specialist musician who was simply the very first dual bassist to execute single concerts. The elder Boccherini began to provide his child cello lessons once the young man was five yrs . old. Luigi continuing his research from age nine with Abbé Vanucci, music movie director from the cathedral at San Martino. Once the youngster produced his first open public appearance it had been conceded that he previously currently surpassed his teacher’s abilities. He was delivered to Rome, where he educated with G. B. Costanzi, music movie director of St. Peter’s Basilica. After twelve months in Rome, Luigi and his dad had been summoned to Vienna, where these were hired with the Imperial Movie theater Orchestra. Boccherini’s compositions had been first released when he was 17 yrs . old. In 1765 Boccherini and his dad visited Milan, which at that time was a magnet for talented music artists. It had been there that he had written his initial string quartet. Within the same season, the ill wellness that could plague Boccherini all his lifestyle began to consider its toll. The composer endured an additional blow in 1766 when his dad passed away. He formed a fresh partnership using the violinist Filippo Manfredi; they toured Italy in 1767 and produced their method to Paris, where they truly became a feeling. In Paris Boccherini released several notable functions, including a couple of six string quartets. Pursuing his successes there, Boccherini started writing and posting prolifically. In 1769 Boccherini and Manfredi journeyed to Spain, where in fact the composer liked great acclaim. Boccherini after that used another brand-new genre, the string quintet. He actually became most widely known for these functions, created for string quartet with yet another cello. Now experiencing the advantages of a steady work, Boccherini wedded in 1771. Boccherini’s wife passed away of a heart stroke in 1785. That season his Spanish patron, Archbishop Don Luis, also passed away, leaving Boccherini with out a placement. He petitioned Ruler Charles, asking to become retained in a few musical placement. Charles granted him a pension and designated him different musical duties. There is an upturn in Boccherini’s fortunes in 1786 when he was commissioned as “Author of Our Chamber” by Friedrich Wilhelm, who was simply soon to be Ruler of Prussia. Though he had written the majority of his songs for Friedrich Wilhelm, Boccherini continued to be in Spain, where he had written his just opera, a zarzuela known as La clementina. In 1787 Boccherini remarried. In 1796 he joined into an set up with publisher, composer, and piano producer Ignaz Pleyel, who both praised and released Boccherini’s functions while cheating him of income. In Feb 1803, Boccherini was reported as surviving in “stress,” but that is as most likely from emotional depressive disorder as monetaray hardship, for in 1802 two of his daughters passed away from an epidemic in a few days of each additional. In 1804 both his wife and his just living daughter passed away. It seems obvious that Boccherini, although he continuing to compose as much as the end, experienced little desire for living, and passed away on, may 28, 1805 of that which was referred to as “pulmonary suffocation.” He was buried within the Chapel of San Justo in Madrid. In 1927 his continues to be had been disinterred and he was reburied within the Basilica of San Francesco in his hometown of Lucca.

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Date Of Birth February 19, 1743
Died May 28, 1805, Madrid, Spain
Profession Composer, Cellist
Nationality Italian
Parents Maria Santa Boccherini, Leopoldo Boccherini


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El cronicón 1970 "Minuet"
Miracle of the White Stallions 1963 writer: "Minuet" - uncredited
Pocketful of Miracles 1961 music: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Two Rode Together 1961 writer: "Quintet in E" - uncredited
Reales sitios 1956 Documentary short "Musical themes"
The Ladykillers 1955 writer: "Minuet in E major" - uncredited
Beau Brummell 1954 music: "Rondo" - uncredited
The Oily American 1954 Short music: "Quintet in E Major, Op.1311 No. 5, 3rd movement" - uncredited
The Strange Door 1951 music: "Minuet 3rd movement from String Quintette E major, G.275" - uncredited
The Scarlet Pumpernickel 1950 Short music: "String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 - Minuet section" - uncredited
Mississippi Hare 1949 Short music: "Quintet in E Major, Op.1311 No. 5, Minuet" - uncredited
The Time of Their Lives 1946 writer: "Minuet" - uncredited
The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 music: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
The Great Dictator 1940 music: "String Quintet in E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Young Man's Fancy 1939 music: "The Dressmaker" - uncredited
Kristopher Kolumbus Jr. 1939 Short music: "Minuet, Op. 13 No. 5 in E Major" - uncredited
Sorority House 1939 writer: "Minuet" - uncredited
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1938 writer: "Minuet" - uncredited
You Can't Have Everything 1937 music: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Lloyd's of London 1936 writer: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Love on the Run 1936 writer: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
We Went to College 1936 writer: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 music: "Quintet in E Major, Op.1311 No. 5, Minuet" - uncredited
Lady for a Day 1933 writer: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Agatha Raisin 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Far from the Madding Crowd 2015 writer: "La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid" - as Boccherini
Hello, My Name Is Doris 2015 writer: "String Quartet In D Major Op. 10 No. 6 I. Pastorale"
Mozart in the Jungle 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
TURN: Washington's Spies 2014 TV Series 1 episode
I Know That Voice 2013 Documentary writer: "Minuet in A" - as Luigi Bocherini
Quartet 2012 writer: "Minuet from String Quintet in E"
The Good Wife 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parásitos 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beur sur la ville 2011 writer: "Quintette Op. 13 No. 5 - Menuet"
The Change-Up 2011 writer: "String Quartet In E Minor G. 202"
Gossip Girl 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 writer: "'Grave Assai' From Guitar Quintet In D Major 'Fandango' G448"
The Vampire Diaries 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bloody Daisies 2009 Short writer: "Minuet 3rd movement"
Sous un autre jour 2009 TV Movie writer: "Cello Concerto Nº 9 in B Flat G482 Il Adaggio nontroppo"
2012 2009/I writer: "Minuet"
Being Erica 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Story of the Costume Drama 2008 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Robinson Crusoe: The Great Blitzkrieg 2008 Video writer: "Minuet" - as Boccherini
Skins 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
John Adams 2008 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Witless Protection 2008 writer: "Minuet from String Quintet in E, Op. 13, No. 5"
Family Guy 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bratz 2007 writer: "Menuet Celebre"
Independent Lens 2006 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Raval, Raval... 2006 Documentary writer: "La música notturna de le strade"
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 writer: "Minuet"
Date Movie 2006 writer: "Boccherini Minuet"
In Her Shoes 2005 writer: "Minuet No. 5 in E Major"
The Brothers Grimm 2005 writer: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer 2005 Video writer: "Minuet, String Quintet in E Major, Op.11 No.5"
Guess Who 2005 writer: "Minuet"
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking 2004 TV Movie writer: "La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid. No. 6, Op. 30"
Isi/Disi - Amor a lo bestia 2004 writer: "Minuet" - uncredited
The Ladykillers 2004 "Minuet, Opus 13 No. 5"
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 2004 writer: "Minuet from String Quintet No. 11 G308"
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 writer: "Boccherini La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid. No. 6, Op. 30"
BachelorMan 2003 "Menuet"
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! 2003 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Shanghai Knights 2003 "The Minuet From The Quintet In E 3rd Movement"
A Nero Wolfe Mystery 2001 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The West Wing 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Seven Girlfriends 1999 writer: "Minuet No.5 in E Major"
Volavérunt 1999 writer: "Sonata para Violoncello Continuo en B-Flat Major, G. 8 / Allegro", "Quinteto para Guitarra Nº1 en D Minor, G. 455 / Allegro Moderato", "La Ritirata de Madrid en C, G. 453", "Quinteto para Guitarra Nº2 en E, G. 446 / Polacca Tempo Di Minuetto", "Quinteto para Guitarra Nº6 en G, G. 450 / Allegro con Vivacit
Goya in Bordeaux 1999 writer: "Fandango", "Largo", "Minuet, op. 13 No. 5"
Sour Grapes 1998 writer: "Minuet op.11, no.5"
Modern Vampires 1998 TV Movie "Minuet"
Nightwatch 1997 writer: "Menuet - Op 13"
D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 writer: "Minuet #5 In E Major"
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen 1996 Short documentary writer: "Minuet" from "String Quartet No. 1 in E Major" - as L. Boccherini
Rune Löfberg - svampplockare 1995 Documentary short writer: "Cello concerto in B flat major Op.34, Adagio"
Rocko's Modern Life 1995 TV Series music - 1 episode
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 writer: "Quintet in E Major, Op.1311 No. 5, G275, 3rd movement" - uncredited
Animaniacs 1993-1995 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Hana yori dango 1995 writer: "Minuet"
Congo 1995 "Celebrated Minuet"
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1993-1995 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Suolaista ja makeaa 1995 writer: "Minuetto"
Princess Caraboo 1994 writer: "Minuetto"
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 writer: "Minuet String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5, G 275" - uncredited
The Cemetery Club 1993 writer: "Minuet No. 5"
Aspen Extreme 1993 writer: "Minuet" - as Boccherini
Laihan miehen balladi 1993 writer: "H-duurikonsertto"
A League of Their Own 1992 writer: "Minuet - String Quintet" - uncredited
The Long Day Closes 1992 writer: "Minuetto"
Tiny Toon Adventures 1990-1991 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Fear, Anxiety & Depression 1989 "Minuette"
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 writer: "Minuet in E Major" - uncredited
Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story 1987 TV Mini-Series writer: "Minuetto"
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 writer: "Minuet from String Quartet in E Major" - uncredited
Bassie en Adriaan 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 music: "Minuet" - uncredited
Bearn o la sala de las muñecas 1983 writer: "Minuetto"
Regina ja miehet 1983 writer: "Menuetto / Minuet from String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5 G 275"
Cosmos 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode
Cruising 1980 writer: "Quintettino in do maggiore: La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid, Op. 30, No.6 3rd. mvt" - uncredited
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love and Death 1975 writer: "String Quintet In E, Op. 13 No. 5: Minuet" - uncredited
Daisy Miller 1974 "Music" from:
Myra Breckinridge 1970 writer: "Quintet in E Major, Op.1311 No. 5, G275, 3rd movement" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer 2010 Video music by
The Diary of an Innocent Boy 1968 music - as Boccherini

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