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2012 July - Sept

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Boccherini isn’t the first composer that I would think of if I wanted to sit down and listen to a CD. However, this three disc set goes quite a way towards changing that. The whole collection has real sense of enjoyment about it, which particularly comes across in the second and third trios (B flat and A majors) despite some sections displaying a little too much rigid vibrato for my liking. Each trio takes up a single track on the disc; an unusual move but one that is very effective somehow in making the listener consider the work as a whole. The symphonies come across well on the CD, which makes one wonder ...


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Boccherini Trios Op.1/Sinfonias Op.35
Trio Arcofon/I Filarmonici di Bologna/Angelo Ephrikian Newton Classics 8802102
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