In this piece for alto recorder and harpsichord, the two instrumentalists play in a “prankster” mode. “playing style. They poke fun at each other with disruptive little interventions.
You need to feel this connivance between them during their performance, right up to the moment when the harpsichordist tiptoes off stage.
The flautist realizes this and exits sadly, playing “A” more slowly.
The game is over.