Blai Maria Colomer (1833-1917) was a Spanish pianist and composer. Following his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, he led a successful career as a teacher and composer. He is best remembered for his operas, yet his Fantaisie Légende for Horn remains popular as a competition work at the Paris Conservatoire.
Fantaisie Légende is a chromatic work for Horn in F first popularised in the 1899 solo Horn contest at the Paris Conservatoire. Fantaisie Légende exploits chromatic techniques by use of complex rhythms and variations in articulation, as well as lyrical passages. For all advanced Horn players seeking extravagant repertoire, Colomer's Fantaisie Légende provides an exciting addition to the repertoire.