Luigi Boccherini's Quintet No. 9 for Guitar and Strings is titled "La ritirata di Madrid" (The Retreat from Madrid) for its fourth movement effect that evokes the image of a military troop approaching then retreating. The movement begins softly, as if from a distance, builds, then recedes back to quiet as if in retreat at the end.
Today we’ll feature a performance of this Quintet with Grammy nominated guitarist and Sacramento State professor, Richard Savino, who on Wednesday performed at Carnegie Hall
in New York with his ensemble El Mundo who are dedicated to the performance of 16th- through 19th-century Latin American, Spanish, and Italian chamber music. And today just after 1pm, we'll air Jennifer Reason's interview with Savino about his multifaceted career. Boccherini's "Retreat from Madrid" Guitar Quintet with Richard Savino is today's Midday Masterpiece.