Initially composed in 1907 for Bass Voice and Piano, Habanera
by Maurice Ravel
was transcribed for Violin 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 Violin is a substitute for the voice.
While composing this piece, Maurice Ravel
was also working on two works with Spanish influence: 'The Spanish Rhapsody' and 'The Spanish Hour'.
This edition, which can be used for recitals and exams, will enlighten Violin players. Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937) was a French composer who was famous for his contributions to the 'Impressionist' genre of classical music. He wrote numerous pieces, including 'Daphnis and Chloé' and the famous 'Bollero'. More