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Boccherini

[bok-uh-ree-nee, boh-kuh-; Italian bawk-ke-ree-nee] /ˌbɒk əˈri ni, ˈboʊ kə-; Italian ˌbɔk kɛˈri ni/
noun
1.
Luigi
[loo-ee-jee] /luˈi dʒi/ (Show IPA),
1743–1805, Italian composer.
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  • From that time Boccherini dedicated to him everything that he composed.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • Boccherini composed six concerti specially for the violoncello.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • Having in view the great quantity of his compositions, Boccherini must be distinguished as an extremely prolific composer.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • It is surprising that there is no mention made of them in the list of Boccherini compositions by Ftis.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • The violoncello concerti of Boccherini, on the contrary, have fallen almost entirely into oblivion.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • The most important epoch of Italian violoncello playing came to a close with Boccherini.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • Further he has brought out new editions of old cello compositions and six Sonatas by Boccherini.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • Boccherini's adagios and minuets are deliciously fresh; only the finales seem to me a trifle antiquated.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • Boccherini, then established in that city, entered into friendship with him, and scored several of his concertos for him.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg
  • Fesca made rapid progress, and was speedly delighted at being enabled to join in quartetts of Haydn, Boccherini and Mozart.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg
British Dictionary definitions for Boccherini

Boccherini

/Italian bokkeˈrini/
noun
1.
Luigi (luˈidʒi). 1743–1805, Italian composer and cellist
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