6 String Sextets, G.454-459 (Op.23) (Boccherini, Luigi)
Free public domain sheet music from IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
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Paris: Sieber, No.85, n.d.(ca.1780). Plate 77.
Scanned from old set of photo copies.
|Work Title||6 String Sextets, G.454-459 (Op.23)|
|Alternative Title||Six Sestetti Concertanti|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||G.454-459 ; Op.23 in Boccherini's autograph catalogue (published as Op.24)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1776|
|Dedication||Composte per S.A.R. Don Luigi Infante Di Spagna|
|Composer Time Period||Classical|
|Instrumentation||2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos|
- Opus numbering of Boccherini's oeuvre is always confusing. These sextets were published in Paris, France by Chez le Sr Sieber as Boccherini's Op.24. Yves Gerard in his description of Boccherini's output followed the order of Boccherini's autograph catalogue, hence Boccherini Op.23/1 was designated G.454 and so on until Op.23/6 = G.459. (G.460 is regarded not to be of Boccherini's hand.)
- However, the publisher, changed the order of the sextets as follows:
- Op.24/1 = Op.23/1 = G.454, E-flat-major
- Op.24/2 = Op.23/2 = G.455, B-flat-major
- Op.24/3 = Op.23/5 = G.458, D-major
- Op.24/4 = Op.23/6 = G.459, F-major
- Op.24/5 = Op.23/4 = G.457, F-minor
- Op.24/6 = Op.23/3 = G.456, E-major