Minuet by Boccherini (Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275) on harpsichord

In this video, you’ll hear one of the most famous works by the Italian composer Luigi Boccherini, the String Quintet Minuet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275. This piece was written in 1775 and is an example of the gallant and elegant style of musical classicism. The minuet is a dance of French origin, with a ternary rhythm and a graceful, refined character. Boccherini uses brief, well-defined motifs that repeat and contrast on different structural levels. The melody is simple and pleasant, with a discreet harmonic accompaniment. The minuet is divided into two main sections: the minuet itself and the trio, which introduces a new theme and a new tonality. After the trio, the minuet is repeated, forming an A-B-A structure. Enjoy this beautiful music by Boccherini, performed on the harpsichord by the Heralds of the Gospel.

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