German baroque composer, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, becoming a composer against his family's wishes. However, his musical career saw him hold important positions and to this day, he remains a major composer. His sublime 12 Fantasies for Flute is superbly arranged for Recorder by Jean-Claude Veilhan.
Telemann composed his 12 Fantasies for solo Flute in 1732-33 in Hamburg. During this time, he composed a wealth of solo instrumental music, including those for Harpsichord and Violin. Veilhan's arrangement for Recorder of Telemann's 12 Fantasies includes adaptions for the instrument, such as key signatures and performance directions.
Vailhan's rearrangement for the Recorder of Telemann's popular 12 Fantasies makes the popular genre more accessible and versatile.