pogmoor wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:12 pm
That's a nice piece being played in the first post. I've not heard any of Roman's music arranged for guitar before. I wonder whose arrangement it is?
I knew nothing about him but a quick google yields:
In the course of history, not that many pieces have been written for violin without accompaniment. A list in Wikipedia shows that the largest part of the repertoire dates from the 20th century. In the 19th century such pieces were mostly intended for educational purposes. That also goes for the Etude from Federigo Fiorillo’s op.3, which comprises 36 capriccios. This piece is not included in the Wikipedia list, nor are the three sonatas by Ivan Khandoshkin and the 15 Assaggi by the Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman.
The latter has become best known for his flute sonatas, which have been recorded several times. However, Roman was educated as a violinist and oboist. It seems likely that he published sonatas for the flute, because that instrument became increasingly popular during the first half of the 18th century, especially among amateurs. The Assaggi could well have been written as study material, either for himself or for pupils. The word assaggio means 'taste', or - in this case probably more fitting - 'sample'. The Assaggio in c minor recorded here follows the model of the Corellian trio sonata. It is in four movements and opens with one marked grave. The next three movements come without tempo indications. Pilch has opted for allegro, siciliano and presto respectively. Roman was a composer on the brink of the traditional baroque style and new developments. In his flute sonatas we find elements of the style we associate with Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and in this piece for violin solo the galant idiom manifests itself.
- looks like it might be worth checking these "Assaggi" out! The info comers from this page:
http://www.musicweb-international.com/c ... CD2322.htm
I'm always on the look out for unaccompanied violin music given the great Bach sonatas & partitas. Some of the Telemann pieces are OK too and, like the Bach, fit perfectly well as written on the guitar (so wouldn't need much re-arrangement I'd say). C minor is not a favourite key for guitarists but no doubt it could be transposed.
Now I have to go looking for the sheet music of Roman's.....