“As My Works Show Me to Be”: <i>Biographical</i>

Elisabeth Le Guin

in Boccherini's Body

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780520240179
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930629 | DOI:
“As My Works Show Me to Be”: Biographical

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This chapter presents a biography of Luigi Boccherini, focusing on his years in Spain. It describes the Spanish musical culture and notes that Boccherini spent thirty-six years in Spain. It provides commentaries on Jaime Tortella's biography of Boccherini and describes Boccherini's works while he was in Spain. It suggests that by virtue of his training and his exposure through travel to different kinds of music, Boccherini was well set up to maintain his competency, and he used it to good advantage throughout his career in Spain.

Keywords: Luigi Boccherini; Spain; Jaime Tortella; musical culture; musical career

Chapter.  10969 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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