Boccherini composed six concerti specially for the violoncello.
Having in view the great quantity of his compositions, Boccherini must be distinguished as an extremely prolific composer.
Boccherini was the first composer who wrote quintettes with two Violoncello parts.
It is surprising that there is no mention made of them in the list of Boccherini compositions by Ftis.
From that time Boccherini dedicated to him everything that he composed.
Boccherini's adagios and minuets are deliciously fresh; only the finales seem to me a trifle antiquated.
Boccherini had studied, profoundly and thoroughly, the nature and capabilities of the violoncello.
Boccherini, then established in that city, entered into friendship with him, and scored several of his concertos for him.
There were eight couples, and very good music—4 violins playing Boccherini's minuet.
Fesca made rapid progress, and was speedly delighted at being enabled to join in quartetts of Haydn, Boccherini and Mozart.