Initially composed in 1907 for Bass Voice and Piano, Habanera
by Maurice Ravel
was transcribed for Bb Clarinet and Piano for this edition.
Based on a Cuban Contradanza, it features a special habanera rhythm and is generally performed with sung lyrics. In this edition, the Clarinet is a substitute for the Voice.
While composing this piece, Maurice Ravel
was also working on two pieces with Spanish influence: 'The Spanish Rhapsody' and 'The Spanish Hour'.
This edition, which can be used for recitals and exams, will enlighten Clarinet players. Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937) is a French composer is famous for his Impressionist contributions. He wrote numerous pieces, including 'Daphnis and Chloé' and the famous 'Bollero'. More