List of Sources Quoted

Complete citations for these works appear in the Bibliography. All translations are my own unless otherwise noted. Transcriptions of original texts are diplomatic regarding spelling, punctuation, and misinformation, this last being addressed in footnotes.

  A. Written During Boccherini's Life
1. Carl Ludwig Junker, Zwanzig Componisten. Eine Skizze. Bern, 1776, pp 17-21.
    1a. Translation
2. Boyé. L'Expression musicale, mise au rang des chimères. Amsterdam and Paris, 1779. Facsimile reprint, Geneva: Minkoff, 1973. pp.14-15.
    2a. Translation
3. Edward Young. The Complaint, or, Night Thoughts. 1741. Reprint, Hartford, Silas Andrus, 1823.
4. Coquéau, Claude-Philibert. Entretiens sur l'état actuel de l'Opéra de Paris, Amsterdam, 1779, pp.108[recte 110]-111. Collected in Querelle des Gluckistes et Piccinnistes, ed. François Lesure. Geneva, Minkoff, 1984. vol. II, pp. 476-7.
    4a. Translation
5. Attempted exchange of letters by Boccherini and Haydn, 1781/2.
    5a, b, c. Translations
6. Charles Burney and Thomas Twining, correspondence. Collected in The Letters of Charles Burney. ed. Alvaro Ribeiro, S.J. Vol.1, 1751-1784. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991). 376-400.
7. William Jones. A Treatise on the art of music, in which the elemt.s of harmony and air are practically considered... Colchester, W. Keymer, 1784.
8. Saverio Mattei. Memorie per servire alla vita del Metastasio ed Elogio di N. Jommelli. Colle, 1785. Reprint, Bologna, 1987. p. 61
    8a. Translation
9. Charles Burney, A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period. Two volumes, 1776-89. Reprint, New York: Dover, 1957
10. Ernst Ludwig Gerber. Historisches-Biographisches Lexikon der Tonkunstler. Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1790.
    10a. Translation
11. Review of Mémoires, ou Essais sur la musqiue, by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry. Journal des Savans, 30 ventôse an VI (1797)
    11a. Translation
12. Letter, signed "El Despreocupado," Diario de Madrid, 9 March 1797
    12a. Translation
13. "Anecdotes sur Viotti", Le dêcade philosophique, an VI (1798), 3e trimestre, p. 525; and letter by Boccherini which responds to it, 1799.
    13a, b. Translations
14. Five Reviews in Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, June-July 1799
    14a, b: text and translation for op. 32, nos. 4-6, op. 39, and op. 52, nos. 1 & 4
    14c, d: text and translation for Trois quatours pour Flute, Violon, Alto, et Violoncelle, par L. Bocherini., Oeuvre 5. pour Flute. Paris chez Pleyel
    14e, f: text and translation for Six Trios pour 2 violons et Violoncelle, par L. Bocherini. Oeuvr.44. Livr.1.; Six Trios etc. Oeuvr.44. Livr.2
    14g, h: text and translation for Six Duos pour deux Violons, par L. Bocherini. Oeuvr.46. Livr.1; and Six Duos pour deux Violons par le mê me. Oeuv.46. Livr.2
    14j, k: text and translation for Douze nouveaux Quintetti pour deux Violons, deux Violoncelles et Alto, par L. Boccherini. 4me Livraison. à Paris chez Pleyel
    14l. frontispiece to Pleyel's edition of Boccherini's "op.37"
15. Giuseppe Cambini. Nouvelle Méthode théorique et pratique pour le violon. Paris, Naderman (c. 1803). Facsimile reprint, Geneva: Minkoff, 1972.
    15a. Translation
16. Giuseppe Cambini (?), from "Ausführung der Instrumentalquartetten", Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, no. 47, 22 Aug. 1804.
    16a. Translation
17. Baillot, Pierre-Marie François de Sales, Levasseur, C.M. Catel, and Baudiot. Méthode de Violoncelle et de Basse d'Accompagnement...adoptée par le conservatoire impérial de musique. Paris, Janet & Cotelle, c. 1804. pp 1-6
    17a. Translation
18. Salomon Gessner. From Schriften. Vienna, Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, 1765. 2 vols.
    18a, b. Translations
  B. Written After Boccherini's Death: 1805-1835
19. Obituary, Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, August 21, 1805.
    19a. Translation
20. Giuseppe Carpani. Le Haydine, ovvero, Lettere sulla vita e le opere del celebre maestro Giuseppe Haydn. 1808. Bologna, Forni Editore, 1969.
    20a. Translation
21. Chênedollé, Charles Julien Lioult de. Journal. Entry for 4 February, 1808
    21a. Translation
22. Johann Baptist Schaul. Briefe über den Geschmack in der Musik. Carlsruhe, 1809.
    22a. Translation
23. Choron, Alexandre, and F. Fayolle. Dictionnaire Historique des musiciens... 2 vols. Paris, Valade (1810)
    23a. Translation
24. Baillot, Pierre Marie François de Sales, L'Art du violon. Paris, Dépôt central de la musique, 1835. Edited and translated by Louise Goldberg as The Art of the Violin. Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1991.
    24a. Translation
25. Fêtis, François Joseph, Biographie universelle des musiciens. 1835. 8 vols. Second Edition, Paris, 1873.
26. William Beckford. Italy; with Sketches of Spain and Portugal. (London, R. Bentley: 1834). vol 2.
27. Henri Castil-Blaze