08 July 2009

A bit of Boccherini

A piece loved by Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin in Patrick O'Brian's books

And an extract that appears at teh end of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World


James Higham said...

Boccherini - oh yes, mid week.

jams o donnell said...

Pleasant, eh?

Claude said...

In my long life, I totally missed Boccherini, and that movie. Very entertaining. I'll get a CD and DVD. Thank you, Jams.

jams o donnell said...

Glad to be of service Claudia!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Thanks to seeing Master and Commander, myself and a friend discovered Boccherini and so its nice to see another promotion for the work!

My friend was thrilled when she saw M&C because 'the canons moved'! She's thrown things at TV screens in the past for them having canons fired that never budged an inch from their firing position.

jams o donnell said...

It was the books and the film that inspired me to look for Boccherini. I must try find the piece that theynwere listening when they first met and hearly duelled!

They had terrible recoils. But then a lot of film conventions are just lazy and untrue