Cello Concerto No. 2 (Boccherini)

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Boccherini's Cello Concerto No. 2 in A major, G. 475 naturally takes the back seat to the Friedrich Grützmacher ever-famous arrangement of the B-flat Concerto. But no less attention was given to the A Major Concerto. This Concerto was arranged and reorchestrated by at least a half a dozen hands: Ottorino Respighi and Gaspar Cassadó are the most noted. Resphighi reorchestrated the Concerto, and changed the "Tutti" sections; adding winds and brass. Cassadó, on the other hand, rewrote the Concerto altogether. He wrote a Guitar Concerto for his colleague Andrés Segovia. Cassadó's arrangement features a string quartet, like a Concerto Grosso; and trumpet fanfares give the Concerto a Rodrigian feel.

Arrangements[edit]

  • Sergey Aslamazyan – Moskva : Muzyka
  • Michel Brusselmans – Éditions Salabert
  • Samuel Dushkin – Mainz, B. Schott's Söhne (Violin)
  • Gaspar Cassadó – Mainz, B. Schott's Söhne (Guitar)
  • Ottorino Respighi – Milan : Ricordi