Aside from Bach's Partita in A Minor and the Sonata in A Minor by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, it was also mainly Telemann's 12 Fantasias that enriched the solo flute repertoire in the first half of the 18th century. Telemann's cycle evidently had a great influence on the flautist's world. The composer had his Fantasias published in 1727 (he might even have engraved the edition himself). The work was soon considered to be exemplary and caught on. This edition is based on Telemann's print, which has also reproduced as a facsimile in the edition.