Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) was an Italian composer and cellist. His contemporaries considered his music to be a counterpart to Haydn's, going so far as to call him "Haydn's wife" due to its gentleness (Grove Music Online).
This recording is performed by the Soloists of the Massy Opera Orchestra: Pedro Ibañez, Danuta Glowacka-Pitet, Haïk Davtian, Ghislaine Rouits, and Emmanuelle Cohen.
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