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Cayetano Brunetti (1744-1798) - String quartets Vol. 5
Dedicados al Duque de Alba L174 – L179
59 pages. 2017 ISMN 979-0-801254-05-4 (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 L174-L179 are dedicated to José Álvarez de Toledo Osorio, XIII Duke of Alba.
Quartetto 1º (L174)
Allegro Moderato - Allegretto
Quartetto 2º (L175)
Allegretto con Gusto - Rondó e Moderato
Quartetto 3º (L176)
Andante sostenuto - Allegro di molto
Quartetto 4º (L177)
Allegro Moderato - Rondeau. Allegreto Moderato
Quartetto 5º (L178)
Allegro Maestoso - Allegretto
Quartetto 6º (L179)
Moderato espressivo - Rondeau con Moto