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Roman Holiday

Hannah French explores the life and music of Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman, who travelled across Europe meeting some of the most famous musicians of his day.

Hannah French presents a programme dedicated to the Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman. He was not only one of his country's most celebrated Baroque composers and leader of the Swedish opera through the Age of Liberty, but also something of a traveller. Roman spent time in London, where he performed for Handel and Geminiani, before setting off across Europe where he met some of the leading musicians of his day, including Pepusch and Johann Jacob Bach.

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23 minutes

Music Played

  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Flute Concerto in G major (1st mvt)

    Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Anthony Halstead.
    • Musical Sveciae : 405.
    • Musical Sveciae.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother, BWV 992 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch

    Concerto Grosso a 6 in D major (5th mvt)

    Ensemble: The Harmonious Society of Tickle‐Fiddle Gentlemen. Conductor: Crispian Steele‐Perkins.
    • RAMEE.
    • RME 1109.
    • 13.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Radamisto: Overture

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Nicholas McGegan.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU 907704.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Birthday Cantata for Frederick I: Overture

    Ensemble: Capella Savaria. Conductor: Paul Nemeth.
    • Hungaroton : HCD 12943.
    • Hungaroton.
    • 14.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Flute Sonata No 7 in G major (1st mvt)

    Performer: Dan Laurin. Performer: Anna Paradiso. Performer: Mats Olofsson. Performer: Jonas Nordberg.
    • BIS.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Flute Sonata No 6 in B minor

    Performer: Dan Laurin. Performer: Anna Paradiso. Performer: Mats Olofsson. Performer: Jonas Nordberg.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Golovin Music: No 7 in A major

    Ensemble: Drottningholms Barockensemble.
    • CAPRICE : 21325.
    • CAPRICE.
    • 22.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Assaggio In A Major - 1st Movement

    Performer: Jaap Schröder.
    • Caprice Records : CAP21344.
    • Caprice Records.
    • 16.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Drottningholmsmusiken (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • BIS : CD1602.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Drottningholmsmusiken (7th mvt)

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • BIS : SACD 1602.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Drottningholmsmusiken (23rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • BIS : CD1602.
    • BIS.
    • 25.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    O herre Gud, Guds Lamb (Swedish Mass)

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: Drottningholm Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Anders Oehrwall.
    • PROPRIUS : RPRCD 9008.
    • PROPRIUS.
    • 6.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Drottningholmsmusiken (12th-14th mvt)

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • BIS : CD1602.
    • BIS.
    • 14.

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