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Luigi Boccherini Biography
Luigi Boccherini (February 19, 1743 - May 28, 1805) was a classical era composer and cellist from Italy, now best known for one particular minuet for string quintet.

He wrote a large amount of chamber music, including over a hundred string quintets for two violins, viola and two cellos (a type which he pioneered, the then common form consisting of two violins, two violas and one cello), nearly a hundred string quartets, and a number of string trios and sonatas. His orchestral music includes a number of symphonies and virtuoso cello concertos.

He died in great poverty at age 62 and was buried on June 1, 1805.
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