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Boccherini's BodyAn Essay in Carnal Musicology$
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Elisabeth Le Guin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240179

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240179.001.0001

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Virtuosity, Virtuality, Virtue

Virtuosity, Virtuality, Virtue

(p.105) Chapter 4 Virtuosity, Virtuality, Virtue
Boccherini's Body

Elisabeth Le Guin

University of California Press

This chapter explores Luigi Boccherini's virtuosity as it manifests in his solo sonatas. It explains that in certain sonatas, Boccherini distanced and ironized the performer in specific regard to his virtuosity, thereby making a sophisticated contribution to the Enlightenment dialogue between self and appearance. It also analyzes why virtuosity is so often and so roundly dismissed by critics both of Boccherini's age and of ours.

Keywords:   Luigi Boccherini, virtuosity, solo sonatas, Enlightenment, self

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