This year marks the 275th anniversary of the birth of Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini. He isn't as well known as other composers like Mozart or Haydn — but some say he should be.
Music From The Segment
Minuet from string quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5, performed by the Smithsonian Chamber Players
Minuet from string quintet in E major, Op. 13, No. 5, G. 275, performed by Bobby McFerrin with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Cello concerto in G major, G. 480: 3. Allegro, performed by Anner Bylsma, cello; Tafelmusik, Jean Lamon
Symphony No. 3 in G major, op. 12, no. 1, G. 503: 3. Minué amoroso, performed by the London Mozart Players, conducted by Matthias Bamert
This segment aired on October 18, 2018.