Symphonic chamber music and chamber symphony: In search of a pertinent analytical approach

Among the difficulties associated with studying Boccherini’s music is the notion of genre. It is difficult to recognize the distinctions between chamber-music style, stile concertante, and symphonic style. An area that can be defined as cameristico-sinfonica (chamber-symphonic), combining elements of these genres, is evident in the works of Boccherini.