La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid including La Ritirata di Madrid della Strade di Madrid is one of only two programmatic works Boccherini composed. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Boccherini: The Guitar Quintets Including La Ritirata di Madrid & Fandango – Pepe Romero. Luigi Boccherini. Quintet for guitar & strings in C major (“La Ritirada di Madrid”), G. (arrangement of Piano Quintet, G. ). Composition Information.

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It imitates the coming and going of the Military Night Watch, bringing the curfew and closing down the streets. Jazz Latin New Age.

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Los Manolos Madrid Street Singers – 4. The various instruments are really of equal importance, because the melody often heard in the violin or cello is supported by active and playful inner parts. Last comes La Ritirata di Madrid the retreat of the Military Night Watch of Madridwhich by itself, achieved a certain degree of notoriety.

The Far Side of the World uses the main violin theme from Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid extensively.

Retrieved from ” https: Sexy Trippy All Moods. Views Read Edit View history. As a courtier of Luis Antonio, Boccherini joined the exile, and found himself with much time for compositionboccnerini there completed more than one hundred pieces. Streams Videos All Posts. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat The simple melodies become more elaborate with Boccherini ‘s use of trills and other ornamentation.

The full title of the composition is Quattro versioni originali della “Ritirata notturna di Madrid” di Luigi Boccherini, sovrapposte e transcritte per orchestra Italian: This is followed by another slow section, The Rosary, not to be played strictly in time. A rhythmic pulse in the minor sections creates an undercurrent that is almost like a heartbeat.


The whole piece can be structured into one initial introductory section, in which a solo second violin and the drums indicate the ostinato rhythm, the theme, and eleven variations in which the melodies are further developed, which are followed by a final coda.

String Quintets; Guitar Quintets. Boccherini never chose to publish this work because as he told his publisher, “The piece is absolutely useless, even ridiculous, outside Spain because the audience cannot hope to understand its significance nor the performers to play it as it should be played.

We are pleased to make it available and expect that it will provide much enjoyment to players everywhere. The guitar plays a virtuosic role, as do the first violin and the cello. Introspection Late Night Partying. Then gradually the volume decreases and again becomes faint as the band moves off down the street into the distance.

The carefree energy and playfulness of the third movement, Allegretto, exist in direct contrast to the sorrow of the previous movement. This piece stands out for its imaginative and pictorial fourth movement, which is based on Madrid, Boccherini ‘s home during much of his life. Boccherini wrote, “One must imagine sitting next to the window on a summer’s night in a Madrid flat and that the band can only be heard in the far-off distance in some other part of the city, so at first it must be played quite softly.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Quattro versioni originali della “Ritirata notturna di Madrid” is an arrangement of a movement from Luigi Boccherini ‘s Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid by Italian composer Luciano Berio. Boccherini uses syncopation throughout, which is a trademark of his style msdrid helps sustain the energy and motion throughout this relatively long movement.


Music for All Seasons. This arrangement was composed in Views Read Edit View history.

Boccherini: The Guitar Quintets Including La Ritirata di Madrid & Fandango

Since the mid-twentieth-century revival of interest in the music msdrid Luigi Boccherini, the Ritirata became well-known; Luciano Berio used it as the basis for a composition superimposing the four known settings of the Ritirataall playing concurrently, ebbing and flowing synchronously and asynchronously. Luigi Boccherini was born in the town of Ritiratq in northern Italy. Boccherini ‘s intent was to create the image of a military troop approaching and retreating from Madrid.

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These sections are not separated, but the variations are marked in the original score as such. Genre Chamber Music Classical. From this midpoint, each of the following variations drops in volume until the music is once again imperceptible, evoking the image of the troop retreating and finally fading away in the distance. Boccherini ‘s instructions for this variation are to imitate a drum, which the guitar does by strumming very strong rhythmic chords.

It was not published until several years after his death in part because Boccherini told his publisher that, “The piece is absolutely useless, even ridiculous, outside Spain because the audience cannot hope to understand its significance nor the performers to play it as it should be played. Then comes the Minuet of the Blind Beggars to be roughly played peasante. Master of the Guitar.

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