According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music
, Luigi Bocherini was an Italian composer and cellist. By invitation of the Spanish ambassador in Paris, visited Spain in 1768-9 and was there again from 1797 until dying there in poverty and lacking a patron. Works include 4 cello concertos, 20 symphonies, 125 string quintets (from one of which, op. 13 no. 5 in E, comes "the" [famous] Boccerini minuet), 102 string quartets and much other chamber music; Spanish opera "Clementina"; church music.