Ravel: Piece En Forme De Habanera (Cl.)
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'.