6 Cello Sonatas (Boccherini, Luigi)

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Publisher. Info. London: J. Bland, n.d.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Violin and Cello (G.20)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: De la Chevardiere, n.d.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Janet et Cotelle, n.d. Plate 156.
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General Information

Work Title 6 Cello Sonatas
Alternative. Title
Composer Boccherini, Luigi
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. G.1, 4-6, 10, 13 (G.20 for violin arrangement)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 pieces
  1. Cello Sonata in A major, G.13
  2. Cello Sonata in C major, G.6
  3. Cello Sonata in G major, G.5
  4. Cello Sonata in E-flat major, G.10
  5. Cello Sonata in F major, G.1
  6. Cello Sonata in A major, G.4
First Publication. 1772
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Cello and Basso (probably 2nd Cello)

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These are the only cello sonatas by Boccherini published during his life-time.

For G.10, GĂ©rard distinguishes between a version for cello and basso and a version for two cellos (= G.75). Since the basso part in Boccherini's cello sonatas is generally not figured and can be played very well on a second cello, there is probably no difference at all between these versions. All continuo realizations are modern arrangements. For a cello/piano version of G.10, see Cello Sonata in E-flat major, G.10.

The Bland edition is not mentioned by GĂ©rard, who lists 3 other editions of the original version of these sonatas, all by London publishers: the first edition by Bremner (ca.1770-75), another by Campbell (between 1782-95), and a third by Forster (between 1803 and 1816).