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Havanaise Op. 83Item #: HL.49016850
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for Violin and Piano. String Solo. With BOOK. 9x12 inches. 28 pages. Published by Schott. (HL.49016850)
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In November 1885 Camille Saint-Saëns set out on a concert tour with the Cuban violinist Diaz Albertini to the north of France on his way to Germany. On a cold and damp evening, the crackling of an open fire in a dreary hotel supposedly gave him the melodic idea for the concert habanera Havanaise, written two years later, and dedicated it to Albertini. Saint-Saëns later orchestrated the piece.