A musical smorgasbord: violinist Fabio Biondi on recording Roman’s ‘Assaggi’

Fabio Biondi 3_Emile Ashley

Italian violinist Fabio Biondi speaks to Robin Stowell about recording Swedish Baroque composer Johan Helmich Roman’s assaggi – solo musical morsels to whet the appetite

Hailed by Swedish writer Abraham Sahlstedt as ‘Stamfader för Musiken i wårt land’ (‘the founder of our country’s music’), Johan Helmich Roman (1694–1758) laid the foundations for an increasingly rich musical life in 18th-century Sweden and was among the first native Swedish composers to gain international renown…

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