One of Telemann's collection s of fantasias for unaccompanied instruments. These solo flute fantasias are alone in the Baroque repertoire to include movements seemingly impossible on flute: fugues (fantasias 2, 6, and 8-11), a French overture (fantasia 7), and a passacaglia (fantasia 5).
This work comprises the following:
- Fantasia in A major (Vivace - Allegro)
- Fantasia in A minor (Grave - Vivace - Adagio - Allegro)
- Fantasia in B minor (Largo - Vivace - Largo - Vivace - Allegro)
- Fantasia in B-flat major (Andante - Allegro - Presto)
- Fantasia in C major (Presto - Largo - Presto - Dolce - Allegro - Allegro)
- Fantasia in D minor (Dolce - Allegro - Spirituoso)
- Fantasia in D major (Alla francese - Presto)
- Fantasia in E minor (Largo - Spirituoso - Allegro)
- Fantasia in E major (Affettuoso - Allegro - Grave - Vivace)
- Fantasia in F-sharp minor (A Tempo giusto - Presto - Moderato)
- Fantasia in G major (Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro)
- Fantasia in G minor (Grave - Allegro - Grave - Allegro - Dolce - Allegro - Presto)
The collection is arranged by key, progressing more or less stepwise from A major to G minor. There are two ways to view the overall structure of the collection: one way, in which the work is divided into two parts, is suggested by the fact that Fantasia 7 begins with a French overture, indicating a start of a new section. This device was also later used by Johann Sebastian Bach in Variation 16 of his Goldberg Variations.