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Track(s) taken from CDA67515
Recording details: June 2004
Das Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel, Dobbiaco, Italy
Produced by Ludger Böckenhoff
Engineered by Ludger Böckenhoff
Release date: February 2006
Total duration: 4 minutes 35 seconds

Habanera
composer
1885

Habanera  [4'35]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Habanera, like the tango with which it shares the same rhythm, is a voluptuous, indeed lascivious Spanish dance borrowed from Cuba (La Habana is the Spanish name for the island’s capital). Its principal theme is simple, but it reappears in an unexpected modulation in E major (the work is in D flat) and is then embellished with an ingenious counter-melody in the left hand—with the happiest of results.

from notes by Jean-Paul Sévilla © 2006
English: Roland Smithers

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