Fantasies I-XII (1 - 12)

Georg Phillipp Telemann
Catalog numbers: 

SMC B453/ HL 3770644

Detailed Instrumentation: 
Oboe Unaccompanied
The "Twelve Fantasies" are a faithful reflection of the "gallant style" of the age.  They were written about 1732, during the height of Telemann's career and faithfully depict his movement away from the Baroque into freer forms, giving an improvisatory and somewhat spontaneous feeling to these works.  These solo fantasies of Telemann have been beloved late Baroque works by flutists for centuries.  Their beauty and incredible interpretive opportunities are offered to oboists in this wonderful transcription by Sidney Forrest.