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Cayetano Brunetti (1744-1798) - String quartets Vol. 4
Opera 5 (1776) L168 – L173
79 pages. 2017 ISMN 979-0-801254-04-7 (PDF)
Also available in paperback edition
Instrumental parts available on demand.
Cayetano (or Gaetano) Brunetti is one of the most important composers of the second half of the 18th century in Spain. His work comprises chamber music (sonatas for violin, duos, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets) and symphonic music. He worked for the most important Spanish nobility (the dukes of Osuna and the dukes of Alba). Brunetti composed mainly for the Prince of Asturias, the future Charles IV, being his violin master, chamber musician and, finally, director of the orchestra of the Real Cámara.
These six string quartets L168-L173 (Opera 5) were composed in 1776.
Quartetto 1º (L168)
Moderato espressivo - Affectuoso - Allegretto
Quartetto 2º (L169)
Allegro con Brio - Andantino amoroso - Allegro non molto
Quartetto 3º (L170)
Moderato espressivo - Andantino, con un poco di moto - Rondeau Allegro
Quartetto 4º (L171)
Andantino amoroso - Allegro - Allegretto ma non tanto
Quartetto 5º (L172)
Larghetto amoroso con sordini - Allegretto moderato - Allegro
Quartetto 6º (L173)
Allegretto - Largo - Allegro finale