6 Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin, G.25-30 (Op.5) (Boccherini, Luigi)
London: J. Skillern, 1783.
Violin part missing.
Although it ends with the words Volti Presto (turn over quickly, or to the Presto), the keyboard part seems to be complete (according to Gérard, the Sonata G.30 consists only of 2 movements and ends with the rondo).
The edition contains an interesting preface explaining the aims of the arranger.
Title: 1783. Six Favourite Sonatas for the Piano Forte or Harpsichord, with an accompaniment obligato for a Violin, first Composed by the Celebrates Luigi Boccherini, Principal Composer at the Court of Spain, Published in all parts of Europe: now transposed, altered, & the fingering & Execution rendered more easy, by Giuseppe Diettenhofer.
|Work Title||6 Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||G.25-30, Op.5 in Boccherini's autograph catalogue, published under the same opus number|
|Year/Date of Composition||1768|
|Instrumentation||piano or harpsichord, violin|
There may be some doubt if Diettenhofer's arrangement ever included a violin part. Gérard gives no precise information about this, and in the preface of the edition itself only the Piano or Harpsichord part is mentioned.