“Methodical” was how Telemann’s six sonatas were described when they were published in 1732, because they included a second, ornamented version of the simple melody line of the solo instrument for the slow opening movements and for the second movement of the c-minor sonata. This is music that is both instructive and also a delight to play, and G. Henle Publishers can highly recommend it to the flautists and violinists of today. This lavishly appointed new edition has separate solo and bass continuo parts that contain the other part in each case for orientation purposes. There is also an additional part featuring only the figured bass line. This edition includes the score, which also features a historically faithful realisation of the figured bass. The first volume of “Methodical Sonatas” has already been published (HN 1266); this means that all twelve of Telemann’s sonatas are now available as Henle Urtext editions.