Wednesday 26 January 2011
Tune of the Day: Fantasia for Solo Flute No. 9
by Georg Philipp Telemann
Telemann's ninth Fantasia for Solo Flute is in the key of E major, even if sometimes it can also be found transposed to G major. It starts off with a slow sarabande marked "Affettuoso" (tender, affectionate), then progresses to an exuberant 3/8-time Allegro. After a four-measure Grave, the Fantasia closes with a lively (“Vivace”) bourrée.