Boccherini, Luigi - Signed Contract 1794
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Boccherini, Luigi - Signed Contract 1794

Item #: H6253-Y10J

Italian composer and cellist (1743-1805) of the classic era, highly popular in his time and better known today for his String Quartets and Cello Concertos. 

Boccherini created a large amount of music for cello, violin, guitar, and other string instruments, as well as some for piano and winds, symphonies, a few theatrical works, and two oratorios.

Rare, truly amazing contract in Spanish for the composition of 3 quartets in his own hand, for the Coliseo de Los Caños del Peral (now Teatro Real in Madrid), which will be added to his catalog (of his works for this theater), mentioning an opera (which we believe is actually his zarzuela "Clementina", performed a few years later at this theater).

The contract is dated at the bottom on February 13th, 1794, tax stamp at the top indicates the same year.

Signed at the bottom by an official and by Boccherini, who added: "Luigi Boccherini, mano propria - sei quartetini and piccola opera" ("Luigi Boccherini, own hand - 6 small quartets and a small opera").

One page of hand-made paper, 8.5 x 12.25 inches, water stains over the left side not affecting the composer´s signature and writing, which is on the other side. Central fold, in overall very good condition.

Autographs of Boccherini are exceedingly rare, sell at very high prices, and this is only the second one we have seen in the market in over a decade. Priced at a bargain price.



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