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Habanera
composer
1885

Recordings
'Chabrier: Piano Music' (CDA67515)
Chabrier: Piano Music
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'Chabrier: Piano Music' (SACDA67515)
Chabrier: Piano Music
SACDA67515  Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 17 on CDA67515 [4'35]
Track 17 on SACDA67515 [4'35] Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Habanera
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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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