Classical

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During his heyday, Italian born composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini had a reputation approaching that of his contemporary Franz Joseph Haydn. Today, Boccherini is remembered for but a few virtuoso works for strings. That's a shame because his influence on the string quartet may be his most lasting gift to classical music.

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For several years now, I have been talking with Missouri Symphony Orchestra Maestro Kirk Trevor and my KBIA colleagues about a show that I felt we should be producing and broadcasting. The challenge was that we had to find support for and record the program. Let me explain.