La Ritirata


Founded in 2008 by Spanish cellist Josetxu Obregón, La Ritirata is dedicated to combining accurate historical awareness (through a knowledge of the instruments and aesthetics of a composer’s time) with the highest levels of artistic quality.


La Ritirata is at home in Baroque musical traditions from across Europe. Bach and Handel figure in the ensemble’s programmes as much as Italian and Spanish composers from the courtly traditions of Early Baroque who feature on the Glossa album “Il Spiritillo Brando”.


And naturally, given the Boccherinian reference in its name, La Ritirata has a special place in its heart for the Classical era composer from Lucca who settled in Spain: programmes of cello sonatas, string trios, and other chamber works feature in the group’s repertoire.