The 12 Fantasias of Georg Philipp Telemann have no precise date of composition and it is certainly no coincidence that Telemann chose this evocative term of description that involves a creation without formal constraint. Here they are played by Héloïse Gaillard on four different flutes: sopranino, soprano, alto and tenor, in order to characterise the sound and technical qualities of these instruments' full range as suggested by Telemann. Heloise Gaillard participates in many prestigious ensembles. She is principal oboist of the Spiritual Concert directed by Hervé Niquet, first flute with Christophe Rousset's Les Talens Lyriques. She plays both flute and oboe with Le Concert d'Astrée under the direction of Emmanuelle Haim and performs regularly with Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie.
Heloise Gaillard s] playing is playful and witty, expressive and tender ... the quality of the recording is also excellent. --Victoria Helby, Early Music Review April 2014