Saturday 11 September 2010
Tune of the Day: Fantasia for Solo Flute No. 5
by Georg Philipp Telemann
Telemann's Fantasia No. 4 for Solo Flute is in the key of C major. It starts with a Presto in which the flutist seems to play both the melody and a pedal tone. This fast introduction alternates twice with a slow Adagio, then leaves the place to the fugato writing of the second movement, an Allegro in 9/8 time. Another Allegro, this time in the style of a canarie (a fast dance from the Renaissance and Baroque eras), ends the Fantasia.