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Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758) has a fair claim to the title of the Swedish Handel, and these twelve sonatas for flute and basso continuo represent the best of his fresh and charming music. He evidently thought highly of them too, having them published in 1727; they were his only music to be printed during his lifetime. In the preface to his edition, Roman referred to the sonatas as 'youthful works', which should not imply artistic immaturity but may indicate that they had been written in England. He also includes a quotation from Cicero to the effect that although he wishes the sonatas to appeal to amateur musicians, they should be taken seriously, and approached only by dilettantes in the best, old-fashioned sense of the term, well-versed in both style and technique. Having spent some time in England, where he made associations with Geminiani and Handel, among others, by then he had returned to his homeland and that year became leader of the court orchestra in Stockholm. Handel's influence undoubtedly travelled with him, not only in the German composer's works which he promoted at home but in the galant style of his instrumental music which is formally more innovative than many of his Baroque contemporaries, and lighter in texture. Indeed, the last movement of the Sonata No.12 contains a direct quotation from Handel's F major Sonata Op.1.Jed Wentz and Musica ad Rhenum have made a series of fine Baroque-music recordings for Brilliant Classics, including CPE Bach, JS Bach, Couperin, Telemann, Handel and several lesser-known names. Of their recent release of CPE Bach's flute sonatas (BC94323), Gramophone's critic remarked that 'I can't imagine them being played with more aplomb or artistic precision.' Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758) is called the "Father of Swedish music" and also the "Swedish Handel". And with good reason, as his instrumental works match Handel's chamber music in charm, virtuosity formal structure and tunefulness. In fact Roman met Handel during his stay in England, and Roman's admiration for the master is evident. No better advocate for these somewhat neglected works than Jed Wentz and his musical companions of Musica ad Rhenum. Not only are they thoroughly aware of the stylistic details of the music and it's performance, but they also hugely enjoy themselves playing these flute sonatas, written "for the advanced dilettante, well versed in style and technique" (as Roman himself describes it). Excellent liner notes by Jed Wentz (a fine player as well as an eminent scholar).
Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758) has a fair claim to the title of the Swedish Handel, and these twelve sonatas for flute and basso continuo represent the best of his fresh and charming music. He evidently thought highly of them too, having them published in 1727; they were his only music to be printed during his lifetime. In the preface to his edition, Roman referred to the sonatas as 'youthful works', which should not imply artistic immaturity but may indicate that they had been written in England. He also includes a quotation from Cicero to the effect that although he wishes the sonatas to appeal to amateur musicians, they should be taken seriously, and approached only by dilettantes in the best, old-fashioned sense of the term, well-versed in both style and technique. Having spent some time in England, where he made associations with Geminiani and Handel, among others, by then he had returned to his homeland and that year became leader of the court orchestra in Stockholm. Handel's influence undoubtedly travelled with him, not only in the German composer's works which he promoted at home but in the galant style of his instrumental music which is formally more innovative than many of his Baroque contemporaries, and lighter in texture. Indeed, the last movement of the Sonata No.12 contains a direct quotation from Handel's F major Sonata Op.1.Jed Wentz and Musica ad Rhenum have made a series of fine Baroque-music recordings for Brilliant Classics, including CPE Bach, JS Bach, Couperin, Telemann, Handel and several lesser-known names. Of their recent release of CPE Bach's flute sonatas (BC94323), Gramophone's critic remarked that 'I can't imagine them being played with more aplomb or artistic precision.' Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758) is called the "Father of Swedish music" and also the "Swedish Handel". And with good reason, as his instrumental works match Handel's chamber music in charm, virtuosity formal structure and tunefulness. In fact Roman met Handel during his stay in England, and Roman's admiration for the master is evident. No better advocate for these somewhat neglected works than Jed Wentz and his musical companions of Musica ad Rhenum. Not only are they thoroughly aware of the stylistic details of the music and it's performance, but they also hugely enjoy themselves playing these flute sonatas, written "for the advanced dilettante, well versed in style and technique" (as Roman himself describes it). Excellent liner notes by Jed Wentz (a fine player as well as an eminent scholar).
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Musica Ad Rhenum - J.H. Roman: 2 Sonatas for Flute & Continuo

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Label: BRLT
Rel. Date: 01/29/2016
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J.H. Roman: 2 Sonatas for Flute & Continuo
Artist: Musica Ad Rhenum
Format: CD
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1. Flute Sonata VI In B Minor, Beri 206: I. Larghetto
2. Flute Sonata VI In B Minor, Beri 206: II. Allegro
3. Flute Sonata VI In B Minor, Beri 206: III. Non Troppo Allegro
4. Flute Sonata VI In B Minor, Beri 206: IV. Grave
5. Flute Sonata VI In B Minor, Beri 206: V. Allegro
6. Flute Sonata II In D Major, Beri 202: I. Vivace - Adagio - Da Capo
7. Flute Sonata II In D Major, Beri 202: II. A Tempo Giusto
8. Flute Sonata II In D Major, Beri 202: III. Larghetto - Andante - Adagio
9. Flute Sonata II In D Major, Beri 202: IV. Non Presto
10. Flute Sonata IV In G Major, Beri 204: I. Largo
11. Flute Sonata IV In G Major, Beri 204: II. Allegro
12. Flute Sonata IV In G Major, Beri 204: III. Larghetto
13. Flute Sonata IV In G Major, Beri 204: IV. Vivace
14. Flute Sonata IV In G Major, Beri 204: V. Allegro
15. Flute Sonata IV In G Major, Beri 204: VI. Non Presto
16. Flute Sonata V In E Minor, Beri 205: I. Lento
17. Flute Sonata V In E Minor, Beri 205: II. Allegro
18. Flute Sonata V In E Minor, Beri 205: III. Grave
19. Flute Sonata V In E Minor, Beri 205: IV. Allegro
20. Flute Sonata V In E Minor, Beri 205: V. Vivace
21. Flute Sonata V In E Minor, Beri 205: VI. Andante
22. Flute Sonata V In E Minor, Beri 205: VII. Allegro
23. Flute Sonata VII In G Major, Beri 207: I. Largo
24. Flute Sonata VII In G Major, Beri 207: II. Larghetto
25. Flute Sonata VII In G Major, Beri 207: III. Lento
26. Flute Sonata VII In G Major, Beri 207: IV. Allegro Assai
27. Flute Sonata III In C Minor, Beri 203: I. Largo
28. Flute Sonata III In C Minor, Beri 203: II. Allegro
29. Flute Sonata III In C Minor, Beri 203: III. Adagio - Non Tanto
30. Flute Sonata III In C Minor, Beri 203: IV. Vivace
31. Flute Sonata III In C Minor, Beri 203: V. Alla Francese
32. Flute Sonata IX In C Major, Beri 209: I. Cantabile
33. Flute Sonata IX In C Major, Beri 209: II. Vivace
34. Flute Sonata IX In C Major, Beri 209: III. Andante
35. Flute Sonata IX In C Major, Beri 209: IV. Allegro
36. Flute Sonata IX In C Major, Beri 209: V. Minuetto
37. Flute Sonata VIII In A Major, Beri 208: I. Largo
38. Flute Sonata VIII In A Major, Beri 208: II. Allegro
39. Flute Sonata VIII In A Major, Beri 208: III. Andante
40. Flute Sonata VIII In A Major, Beri 208: IV. Adagio - Allegro
41. Flute Sonata VIII In A Major, Beri 208: V. Allegro
42. Flute Sonata X In E Minor, Beri 210: I. Larghetto
43. Flute Sonata X In E Minor, Beri 210: II. Andante
44. Flute Sonata X In E Minor, Beri 210: III. Piva
45. Flute Sonata X In E Minor, Beri 210: IV. Non Presto
46. Flute Sonata X In E Minor, Beri 210: V. Villanella
47. Flute Sonata I In G Major, Beri 201: I. Largo
48. Flute Sonata I In G Major, Beri 201: II. Allegro
49. Flute Sonata I In G Major, Beri 201: III. Larghetto
50. Flute Sonata I In G Major, Beri 201: IV. Andante
51. Flute Sonata I In G Major, Beri 201: V. Vivace
52. Flute Sonata XI In G Minor, Beri 211: I. Largo
53. Flute Sonata XI In G Minor, Beri 211: II. Allegro
54. Flute Sonata XI In G Minor, Beri 211: III. Larghetto
55. Flute Sonata XI In G Minor, Beri 211: IV. Allegro
56. Flute Sonata XII In D Major, Beri 212: I. Con Spirit
57. Flute Sonata XII In D Major, Beri 212: II. Allegro
58. Flute Sonata XII In D Major, Beri 212: III. Con Affetto
59. Flute Sonata XII In D Major, Beri 212: IV. Allegro

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Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758) has a fair claim to the title of the Swedish Handel, and these twelve sonatas for flute and basso continuo represent the best of his fresh and charming music. He evidently thought highly of them too, having them published in 1727; they were his only music to be printed during his lifetime. In the preface to his edition, Roman referred to the sonatas as 'youthful works', which should not imply artistic immaturity but may indicate that they had been written in England. He also includes a quotation from Cicero to the effect that although he wishes the sonatas to appeal to amateur musicians, they should be taken seriously, and approached only by dilettantes in the best, old-fashioned sense of the term, well-versed in both style and technique. Having spent some time in England, where he made associations with Geminiani and Handel, among others, by then he had returned to his homeland and that year became leader of the court orchestra in Stockholm. Handel's influence undoubtedly travelled with him, not only in the German composer's works which he promoted at home but in the galant style of his instrumental music which is formally more innovative than many of his Baroque contemporaries, and lighter in texture. Indeed, the last movement of the Sonata No.12 contains a direct quotation from Handel's F major Sonata Op.1.Jed Wentz and Musica ad Rhenum have made a series of fine Baroque-music recordings for Brilliant Classics, including CPE Bach, JS Bach, Couperin, Telemann, Handel and several lesser-known names. Of their recent release of CPE Bach's flute sonatas (BC94323), Gramophone's critic remarked that 'I can't imagine them being played with more aplomb or artistic precision.' Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758) is called the "Father of Swedish music" and also the "Swedish Handel". And with good reason, as his instrumental works match Handel's chamber music in charm, virtuosity formal structure and tunefulness. In fact Roman met Handel during his stay in England, and Roman's admiration for the master is evident. No better advocate for these somewhat neglected works than Jed Wentz and his musical companions of Musica ad Rhenum. Not only are they thoroughly aware of the stylistic details of the music and it's performance, but they also hugely enjoy themselves playing these flute sonatas, written "for the advanced dilettante, well versed in style and technique" (as Roman himself describes it). Excellent liner notes by Jed Wentz (a fine player as well as an eminent scholar).
        
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