Though recovered as part of the long lost Sing-Akademie Berlin archives in 1999, these sonatas were only first examined in 2002. Knowledge of their existence, or at least their presumed existence, is due to their partial use by Johann Joachim Quantz in his solfeggi for the flute.
The sonatas, possibly composed sometime after 1730, are presented in a performing score format (both flutes on one system in a single book, not separate parts).
As with Telemann's other flute music, the Nine Sonatas are equally suited for performance and instruction. The expressive melodic qualities of these sonatas combined with their modest technical requirements will make these sonatas classics in both lessons and the concert hall.