Boccherini, (Ridolfo) Luigi (opera)
- Stanley Sadie
(b Lucca, Feb 19, 1743; d Madrid, May 28, 1805). Italian composer and cellist. He studied with his father, a professional musician, with Vanucci in Lucca and in Rome under Costanzi. As a young man he paid three visits as a cellist to Vienna, where his elder brother the librettist Giovanni Gastone Boccherini worked; he held a post in Lucca from ...