JOHAN HELMICH ROMAN (1694-1758): Keyboard Suites (Sonatas) Nos. 1-7.
Catalogue Number: 02Q025
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: These sonatas (also referred to as suites) can only be dated broadly as coming between 1728 and 1746 and have been recorded before (for example 08O023 but on a modern Steinway) but Paradiso has done quite a bit of work on Roman in preparing for this releast, studying the original manuscripts, adding her own decorations and embellishments and underlining the Neapolitan traits present after Roman's 1738 trip to that important baroque musical center. Copies of a Neapolitan and a French instrument are used in addition to a copy of a Swedish clavichord (for two sonatas) which Roman himself may have owned. Anna Paradiso (harpsichord, clavichord).