Canal March

Gaetano Brunetti: String Quartet in F Major

Cuarteto Francisco de Goya

"Andantino grazioso", from String Quartet in F Major L 186 by Gaetano Brunetti (first modern-times performance)

Gaetano Brunetti (1734-1786) arrived in Madrid around 1760, and from then on remained at the service of Charles IV. His quartets, the majority of which are unpublished, incorporate Italian and German influences and made a very important contribution to the growth of the genre. The central movement of his String Quartet in F Major L 186, which the Francisco de Goya Quartet performed for the first time in modern times, is an “Andantino grazioso” of a cantabile nature that is based in the subdominant key (B flat major).

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