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

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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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Misc. Notes "Oeuvre VII" on title page
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Work Title 6 String Quartets, G.171-176 (Op.9)
Alternative. Title
Composer Boccherini, Luigi
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. G.171-176 ; Op.9 in Boccherini's autograph catalogue, published as Op.10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 quartets
  • Quartet in C minor, G.171
1. Allegro (C minor)
2. Larghetto (E-flat major)
3. Minuetto (E-flat major), Trio (A-flat major)
4. Presto (C minor)
  • Quartet in D minor, G.172
1. Grave, Allegro (D minor)
2. Larghetto (B-flat major)
3. Allegretto con moto (D minor)
  • Quartet in F major, G.173
1. Largo, Allegro (F major)
2. Largo cantabile (B-flat major)
3. Minuetto (F major), Trio (G minor)
  • Quartet in E-flat major, G.174
1. Adagio (E-flat major)
2. Allegro (E-flat major)
3. Minuetto (E-flat major), Trio (A-flat major)
  • Quartet in D major, G.175
1. Andante con moto (D major)
2. Allegro assai (D major)
3. Rondo. Allegro (D major)
  • Quartet in E major, G.176
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.