Telemann Flute Fantasy in b minor, Nina Perlove
30 Oct 2008
Flutist Nina Perlove is available for web lessons. also visit me at You can buy this sheet music here: The Telemann Fantasies are among my favorite pieces for solo flute. I have my students learn them as etudes because they encompass a wide variety of keys, meters, tempi, articulations, and technical demands of sound and embouchure (especially in the wide leaps). I personally enjoy experimenting with ornamentation, especially on repeats. I require my students to write their own ornamental variations which is a great exercise for understanding phrase structure and Baroque style. My favorite flute recording of all time is Jean-Pierre Rampal's version of these pieces. There are many, many ways to interpret these pieces including playing them with or without vibrato, so I never get tired of playing them. The performan