Luigi Boccherini

  • Birth

    On February 19, 1743 Luigi was born in the city of Luccas, Italy. His father was a professional musician who was also the first double bassist player to perform solo concerts. He started teaching Luigi cello lessons when he was only five years old.
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    Luigi Boccherini

  • Developing Musical Talent

    Developing Musical Talent
    In the year 1765, Boccherini was sent to Rome perfect his technique with G.B. Constanzi. Boccherini and his father were called back to Rome, there they were hired by the Imperial Theatre Orchestra.
  • His Success and Family Deaths

    His Success and Family Deaths
    In this same year, Boccherini's compositions were first published. He wrote music for Frederic William who was on the line on taking the crown soon. Boccherini was married and lost his wife who died from having a heart stroke. He remarried and had three daughters. Both his wife and all his daughters died of an epidemic disease.
  • Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482).

    Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482).
    Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482) was written in 1770.
  • Minuet String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275)

    Minuet String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275)
    Boccherini composed the minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275) which he is widely known for this particular composition. This piece was written in 1771 and was published in 1775.
  • World Happenings

    World Happenings
    Members of the Continental Congress sign Declaration of Independence.
  • Rondo G.311, Op.28/5 Quintet No.47,

    ANother famous composition of Luigi Boccherini is the Rondo G.311, Op.28/5 Quintet No.47 written in 1779.
  • World Happenings

    World Happenings
    A stagecoach route opened between Louisville and Nashville. The White House Inn, for which city is named, became important stop along the way.
  • Continuing in Composition

    Continuing in Composition
    Luigi Boccherini continued to compose and eventually died on May 28, 1805 and was buried in the Church of San Justo in Madrid. He was then reburied in his hometown Lucca, Italy.
  • World Happenings

    World Happenings
    Humphry Davy invents the first electric light - the first arc lamp.