6 Cello Sonatas, G.1, 4-6, 10, 13 (Boccherini, Luigi)
London: J. Bland.
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I. G.13 in A major
II. G.6 in C major
III. G.5 in G major.
IV. G.10 in E♭ major.
V. G.1 in F major.
VI. G.4 in A major.
|Work Title||6 Cello Sonatas, G.1, 4-6, 10, 13|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||G.1, 4-6, 10, 13|
|Instrumentation||Cello and Basso (probably 2nd Cello)|
These are the only cello sonatas by Boccherini published during his life-time.
For G.10, Gérard 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, G.10, E-flat major (Boccherini, Luigi).
The Bland edition is not mentioned by Gérard, 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).