Chabrier was heralded by the young generation of composers in France, particularly by Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc, as the founder of the French Modern. He achieved resounding success with his orchestra rhapsody “España” upon returning from his trip to Spain. Riding on this success, he composed the Habanera in 1885 which was met with equal enthusiasm. The piece was soon circulated in various arrangements. Chabrier himself transcribed the piece for orchestra in 1889.
Bärenreiter is publishing the original version for piano for the first time in an Urtext edition. This striking piece is ideal for teaching purposes and includes fingering by Tamara Stefanovich as well as a well-presented layout with optimum page turns.
- First scholarly-critical Urtext edition
- Ideal for teaching
- Informative foreword (Eng/Ger) and critical commentary (Eng)
- With fingering and optimum page turns
studied at the University of Belgrade, at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz” in Cologne. Working alongside conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez and Vladimir Jurowski, she has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. For Bärenreiter she has already prepared fingering for the Urtext edition of Claude Debussy’s “Images” (“1re série”: BA 10821, “2e série”: BA 10822).