12 Flute Sonatas Nos. 1 - 5
In Stockholm during Johan Helmich Roman's lifetime, the recorder was the most common wind instrument, used throughout the social spectrum - including the Royal music establishment. The transverse flute, however, was generally the preserve of the nobility and bourgeoisie. That hasn't stopped the celebrated recorder player Dan Laurin from taking up his countryman's sonatas on his own instrument. With his fellow musicians in Paradiso Musicale, Laurin opts for a justifiably Italianate slant - providing great variety in realizations characterized by bold and striking harmonization.