Fantasy

A fantasy (also fantasia, fantaisie, fantazy, phantasie) is a composition rooted in the practice of improvisation. For that reason, even though fantaisies can be written according to a formal plan and not strictly improvising, they rarely approach any traditional musical form. The term was coined in the early 1500s, referring to the imaginative musical idea in itself, rather than to a particular genre. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Music, it was used during the 16th century as a title for instrumental imitations of the vocal motet. During the baroque, the term adopted its current meaning.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
3 Fantaisies for Solo Flute, Op.38 Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Romantic
3 Fantaisies, Op. 16 Felix Mendelssohn Piano Romantic
5 Fantasiestücke, Op. 5 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor String Quartet Romantic
Fantaisie - Impromptu, Op. 66 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Fantaisie, Op. 49 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Fantaisie, Op.16 César Franck Organ Romantic
Fantaisie, Op.79 Gabriel Fauré Flute Romantic
Fantaisie originale, Op.43 Jules Demersseman Flute Romantic
Fantaisie romantique sur deux mélodies suisses, S. 157 Franz Liszt Piano Romantic
Fantaisie romantique sur deux mélodies suisses, S.157 Franz Liszt Piano Romantic
Fantaisie sur le Marche funebre de Chopin, Op.29 Jules Demersseman Flute Romantic
Fantasia after J.S. Bach, BV 253 Ferruccio Busoni Piano Romantic
Fantasia for Flute and Organ in C major Johann Ludwig Krebs Flute Baroque
Fantasia for Oboe and Organ in F minor Johann Ludwig Krebs Oboe Baroque
Fantasia for Trumpet and Organ in C major Johann Ludwig Krebs Organ Baroque
Fantasia in C major, HWV 490 Georg Friedrich Händel Harpsichord Baroque
Fantasia in C minor, K. 475 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Fantasia in D minor, K. 397 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Fantasia In D Minor, K. 397 - Adagio Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Fantasia in Dm, K. 397 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical

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